02 YZF600R rear wheel in stock swingarm possibilities?

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02 YZF600R rear wheel in stock swingarm possibilities?

#1 Post by busa1300 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:48 am

Got a rear wheel today to consider.
Off a 2002 YZF600R.....17x5 with a 160x60x17 tire.
Plenty of room. The chain run is perfect. Lots of good sticky tire choices.
The axle bearing mismatch with the axle is no problem.
But no room for a caliper mount, as the rotor is spaced out about 5/8 inch closer to swingarm
Would a FZ1 blue dot caliper and mount adapt if machined thinner?
Maybe just a 1/4 inch thick aluminum bracket....?

The other wheel I'm considering is a 1988 FZR1000 18x4.5 which fits no problem with chain line and caliper mount....
....but finding a good 160x60x18 tire is difficult. and I really like the way the 17 looks.
Not sure what to do, but I might try a 17x5.5 1989 up FZR1000 rear wheel and see where it fits. If the rotor mounts in the same place as the older 18x4.5, I might be in luck...?

The YZF600 wheel.....

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Going with a 87/88 FZR1000 front end, unless I can find a 87/88 FZR750R adjustable set of forks.
Want RWU old skool looks.....because it's an oldskool bike..... 35 years old, damn near antique.

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Re: 02 YZF600R rear wheel in stock swingarm possibilities?

#2 Post by rd84 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:20 am

Hi,

I can’t give you a proper answer to your question. However I used to have a YZF600R swing arm and rear wheel on my RD500 - the front drive sprocket was an R1 sprocket turned around to align the chain with the driven wheel sprocket. It all seemed to align ok - it used a 160 rear tyre. A 180 Tyre would fit but isn’t the correct size for the wheel which was 17” x 5.0” and spoiled the handling.

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Re: 02 YZF600R rear wheel in stock swingarm possibilities?

#3 Post by Mike Cichetti » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:07 pm

I’ve got that wheel on one of mine. Wyn machined down the brake caliper holder and I used the stock caliper. Using a160 tire.

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Re: 02 YZF600R rear wheel in stock swingarm possibilities?

#4 Post by busa1300 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:51 pm

If you have pictures of how that looks, I would like to see them if possible.
Photobucket has removed any evidence of this knowledge.
With my stock swingarm and the sprocket hub against it, I only have 1/4 of gap between the other side of the swingarm and the rotor bolts...?
I don't want to stretch my arm to get more of a gap....well maybe another 1/4 inch wouldn't hurt....but how thin would that caliper bracket be?

Was wondering if the rotor mounting surface would have to machined down, to move the rotor in more to get better clearance?
Or if it would be easier using a 17x5.5 89 FZR1000 rear wheel....have yet to measure one from center out on each side yet.
I know the 18x4.5 87/88 will fit.
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Re: 02 YZF600R rear wheel in stock swingarm possibilities?

#5 Post by Mike Cichetti » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:55 am

I’m away from home right now so I can’t send any pix. It is fairly thin, I’ve ridden it this way for 7 or 8 years with no problem. Admittedly I don’t use much rear brake thanks to Keith Code. As soon as I return home I’ll snap a few pix. Mike

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#6 Post by Blobber » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:52 pm

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Re: 02 YZF600R rear wheel in stock swingarm possibilities?

#7 Post by Blobber » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:55 pm

Hi Mate, I did this conversion a long time ago and you need to machine 13mm off the bracket, the thinnest section of the bracket is about 10mm so still ok. I've never held back from braking hard and it has been fine.
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#8 Post by Blobber » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:01 pm

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Re: 02 YZF600R rear wheel in stock swingarm possibilities?

#9 Post by busa1300 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:03 pm

Thanks for the pictures.
I was just worried that cutting that much off would end up causing the bracket to crack at some point.
Did you have spacers made up between your wheel bearings and your sprocket carrier using 17mm axle?
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Re: 02 YZF600R rear wheel in stock swingarm possibilities?

#10 Post by rd84 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:26 pm

Dymag do 17” wheels that fit straight in with no machining required.

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A few years back the favorite rear wheel for the standard swing arm was Suzuki GSXR750K.

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Re: 02 YZF600R rear wheel in stock swingarm possibilities?

#11 Post by Blobber » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:01 am

Hi Busa, yes a wheel spacer is required it is 21mm wide. The Dymags look good but come at a cost. My set up cost approx £75 including wheel and maching and doesnt look that inferior. I have FZR1000 forks/wheel and brakes so the wheels are a visually matched pair. good luck
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Re: 02 YZF600R rear wheel in stock swingarm possibilities?

#12 Post by busa1300 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:36 pm

Thanks again for the help guys.
I will try and get this part of the project pieced together now

Dymags would be great, but not this time around....possibly a set of used CH3 Dymags some day.
But their web site looks like they are no longer being produced...?
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Re: 02 YZF600R rear wheel in stock swingarm possibilities?

#13 Post by rd84 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:36 am

Dymag will make one off wheels for anything - cars or motorcycles - I agree the wheels are expensive but the quality is beautiful and they are incredibly light - they really help the handling - I understand your concerns about the cost though .

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