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    ZR7S Rim Swap

    I am wanting to change out the wheels on my ZR7S Racing Bike. I have been looking for aftermarket wheels and cannot find any that I like. Does any one know of what model bike I can fit the wheels on my bike. Would like to go back with the 17in rims or step up to 18in rims but I do not want to go any larger. Any information would be helpful.

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    i know "some" of the ninjas use the same wheel..the only issue i came across was to double check that the rear brake patern...the 600 wheel im running works fine

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    I would also like to change my rims for something a little sportier as I feel that the wheels just don't compliment the ZR7S enough!

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    why would you want to go 18in rims ?
    most bikes over the past 15+ years are all 17in, with the odd one having 17in rear and 19in front(as the 1100 zephyr)
    not going to be that easy finding good rubber in 18in, that's if any really do any.
    most Kawasaki's run 3 spoke wheels that look just like ours, they just differ in width but 99% are 17in.
    the zr7 runs wheels from the older ZX6r not sure what years but its late 90s

    you could get some off some other manufacturer Honda/yamaha etc, but you would need to have spacers made etc .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greasedpidgeon View Post
    I would also like to change my rims for something a little sportier as I feel that the wheels just don't compliment the ZR7S enough!
    You could try having the rims powder coated (not just in white like the picture), or just sand them and have them clear coated. Something as simple as rim tape can help too. I've also seen folks who did the side and face of the rim sanded and cleared but left the outer edge and 3 spokes black.

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    I have always liked the look of polished aluminum rims like the ones Buell used as optional rims on their tubers, Lightning and Thunderbolt modes. They were made by Performance Machine.

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    A guy on the ZR7 group on Facebook has modded his ZR7 with parts of a 98 ZX6R
    Rear swing arm stock +2"longer
    Rear wheel +1" wider
    Rear brake caliper
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    Rear axle

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    While it's great to be able to make things work I often wonder about how the new geometry could affect the original engineering. I remember a buddy of mine who installed a fairing on his originally naked bike. One day while we decided to try a high speed run it induced a head shake that snapped the turn to turn lock on the bars and resulted in a very nasty crash (and multiple surgeries.) Basically everything was engineered to work together as one cohesive part from the factory. as me make major changes we have to be aware that it can change how things work.
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    most of that wont effect much of it..if anything it will be more high speed stable but more "clumsy"? in the corners..really it will just feel heavier in and out of them

    the REAL change would be the effectiveness of the shock..more leverage means that spring now needs to be considerably stiffer and the valving likely would need to be changed as well to make the most of it

    i recently did basicly that same swap on my xl600r so i can now run a "big" 18 vs being stuck on 17s..it made the bike less flickable..very marginaly noticeable..but considerably more stable at all speeds..the ride is also much more plush

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    Rarely are frames "square & Straight" from the factory. I'm lucky in that I have been able to have witnessed the progression of the motorcycle from a somewhat slow small low tech vehicle to very fine sharp scalpel they have become. I got my first street motorcycle (in 1967) the most high tech bikes Honda made were the CB72/ 77 250/ 305 Hawk/ Superhawk and the CB450 "black Bomber. In the years of the first AMA Superbike Racing in the mid 70's we would get brand new Kawasaki Z1 900, KZ900/ 1000's strip the frames bare and cut the steering head off the frame and reattach it so it was perfectly "square" and in an improved angle for handling. You would be appalled at how far the steering head, swing arm pivot, and the swing arm were out of "square. Just doing that alone made a world of difference. We would also alter the frame geometry to make it almost unstable so the motorcycle would transition and turn better. There is more than a bit of science and "black art" to motorcycle handling. Just not having the spring sag and ride height properly set can really upset a motorcycle. There is always a give and take between handling and stability. Art and science gents art and science. Do your homework.
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    i have ZERO doubts about any of that...i only used my xl6 as an example cause the measurements are similar ..and both re-used "other" factory parts

    ive only ever hacked up a z50..but saw first hand how far out of square the head and tail were when i was jigging up for a stretch and rise(no rake change)..obviously its just an old minibike but factory built has never ment perfection

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