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Old 12-28-2012, 01:58 PM   #1
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Wheel Welding

I want a wider rear rim on my V-Strom so I can run at least a 180 tire. I have two options.

Option 1: Frankenstein an SV1k or GSXR wheel into the swing arm, which would include buying the wheel, caliper, rotor, bearings that fit the "new" wheel's hub but still fit my axle, plus having spacers machined.

Option 2: Having my existing wheel widened to accept a wider tire. Found a company in Cali that has been does it, but I was hoping for someone local (or even in Texas).

The price for both options is about the same, and Option 2 would be far less hassle. I spend a vast majority of my time on the highway and what little off-roading I do will not be affected by a wider tire, so I would never need to go back to stock.

Does anyone know of a place that does wheel widening locally?
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:05 PM   #2
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If the strom uses the same swingarm as the SV650, you can buy a gixxer and twin works factory can machine it to fit. Quite common with the SV crowd. Costs 150 plus that for the wheel.
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If the strom uses the same swingarm as the SV650, you can buy a gixxer and twin works factory can machine it to fit. Quite common with the SV crowd. Costs 150 plus that for the wheel.
They are different. Strom swingarm is longer than the SV650 and has a different axle diameter. From what I've read from guys that have done it, the gixxer rim on a Vee gives you more options (180 & 190 tires), but it more of a pain to do. Harder to find bearings that match the gixxer hub diameter and the Vee's axle diameter.
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Just curious why woukd y wanna do that?
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Just curious why woukd y wanna do that?
Wider contact patch and bigger selection of tires are the primary reasons.
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