The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum Figure Machine  

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum > BUELL MOTORCYCLE ZONE > Buell Motorcycle Tires, Wheels, and Brakes
XLF Gallery XLF Classifieds XLF Blogs XLF Shout XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Members Birthdays
Mr.P (50), G-man1965, Dietoride (45), mct496 (43), JuggaloCujo (31)
NHRS Performance
Licks Cycles
Motor Stage
Lowbrow Customs

Dead Creek Cycles
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 14th November 2010
devilshound's Avatar
devilshound devilshound is offline
Master Mechanic
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 258
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200 Custom
Sportster/Buell Year: 2001
Other Motorcycle Model: bmw r75/6...gone
Other Motorcycle Year: 1976
Reputation: 1629
devilshound has a spectacular aura aboutdevilshound has a spectacular aura aboutdevilshound has a spectacular aura aboutdevilshound has a spectacular aura aboutdevilshound has a spectacular aura aboutdevilshound has a spectacular aura aboutdevilshound has a spectacular aura aboutdevilshound has a spectacular aura aboutdevilshound has a spectacular aura aboutdevilshound has a spectacular aura aboutdevilshound has a spectacular aura about
Default Rear wheel widths

Howdy,
I've posted a snippet of my introduction I was told you folks could probably answer.

On the bike, It now has a KK frame with Buell M2 wheels front and rear and X1 inverted forks. Which leads me to the question that has drawn me out of lurk mode. Is the hub width and centerline of the Buell 5.0 wheel (170/60-17) the same as the 5.5 (180/55-17)? I'm to the point of buying sprockets, and have the narrower of the two, and won't need the 5.5 until I start on the rear fender.

Any money saved buying another wheel right now may be better spent on just getting it drivable again!
Thanks in advance,
-DH
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 14th November 2010
cowboy770's Avatar
cowboy770 cowboy770 is offline
Senior Chief Master Mechanic 1st Class
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: ILLINOIS
Posts: 1,248
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200R
Sportster/Buell Year: 2004
Reputation: 12707
cowboy770 is a glorious beacon of lightcowboy770 is a glorious beacon of lightcowboy770 is a glorious beacon of lightcowboy770 is a glorious beacon of lightcowboy770 is a glorious beacon of lightcowboy770 is a glorious beacon of lightcowboy770 is a glorious beacon of lightcowboy770 is a glorious beacon of lightcowboy770 is a glorious beacon of lightcowboy770 is a glorious beacon of lightcowboy770 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

The way I would go about it is, put the wheel you have on the bike, and center it. When you have it centered you can use the parts you have to get an idea where you need to be. Do you need a sprocket, or can you space the wheel pulley? Need more info to help you more.
__________________
Strangeman of the Gas Guzzlers MC
04 1200R N4 cams, custom A/C , stage 1 P&P, porker switchblades, Tc88a with Ricos Hooligan map, 185 main, 48 slow, and custom 5.2 gal tank. 3-1/2in extended forward controls, Enough about me, tell me about you.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 14th November 2010
devilshound's Avatar
devilshound devilshound is offline
Master Mechanic
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 258
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200 Custom
Sportster/Buell Year: 2001
Other Motorcycle Model: bmw r75/6...gone
Other Motorcycle Year: 1976
Reputation: 1629
devilshound has a spectacular aura aboutdevilshound has a spectacular aura aboutdevilshound has a spectacular aura aboutdevilshound has a spectacular aura aboutdevilshound has a spectacular aura aboutdevilshound has a spectacular aura aboutdevilshound has a spectacular aura aboutdevilshound has a spectacular aura aboutdevilshound has a spectacular aura aboutdevilshound has a spectacular aura aboutdevilshound has a spectacular aura about
Default

I have a 170/60-17 wheel &tire mounted. As I recall, the centerline of the hub is offset a quarter inch. Due to frame width, I'll have to run chain drive. I see later model Buells with a 180/55-17 rear tire and want to know if the hub geometry was changed when the rim width was increased the half inch. Fabbing new aluminum spacers for centering isn't so much my concern as the potential difference in the relationship to the drive sprocket.
I hope that was clearer. I have a a rolling bike minus drive and wire. At $75 and plenty of elbow grease, I don't want to change front sprockets too often!
-DH
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 14th November 2010
cowboy770's Avatar
cowboy770 cowboy770 is offline
Senior Chief Master Mechanic 1st Class
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: ILLINOIS
Posts: 1,248
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200R
Sportster/Buell Year: 2004
Reputation: 12707
cowboy770 is a glorious beacon of lightcowboy770 is a glorious beacon of lightcowboy770 is a glorious beacon of lightcowboy770 is a glorious beacon of lightcowboy770 is a glorious beacon of lightcowboy770 is a glorious beacon of lightcowboy770 is a glorious beacon of lightcowboy770 is a glorious beacon of lightcowboy770 is a glorious beacon of lightcowboy770 is a glorious beacon of lightcowboy770 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

As long as the wheel and tire are centered, it wont matter about the hub offset. Vulcan works is where I get the pulley spacers, best price. Hope I have answered you questions.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 14th November 2010
devilshound's Avatar
devilshound devilshound is offline
Master Mechanic
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 258
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200 Custom
Sportster/Buell Year: 2001
Other Motorcycle Model: bmw r75/6...gone
Other Motorcycle Year: 1976
Reputation: 1629
devilshound has a spectacular aura aboutdevilshound has a spectacular aura aboutdevilshound has a spectacular aura aboutdevilshound has a spectacular aura aboutdevilshound has a spectacular aura aboutdevilshound has a spectacular aura aboutdevilshound has a spectacular aura aboutdevilshound has a spectacular aura aboutdevilshound has a spectacular aura aboutdevilshound has a spectacular aura aboutdevilshound has a spectacular aura about
Default

That'll work! I think I'll send PBI some money for sprockets. I wanted to set the rear fender up to run a 180 rear. That way I can use the 170 later if need be. I made my own spacers on a CNC lathe at work, so swapping them is just an issue of getting a couple minutes to spare. I'll probaby turn the drive spacer/s as well.
-DH
Reply With Quote
Know Thy Hog

  #6  
Old 14th November 2010
J.P.'s Avatar
J.P. J.P. is offline
Cafe Street Tracker
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 1,138
Sportster/Buell Model: 883/1250 NRHS
Sportster/Buell Year: 2008
Sportster/Buell Model #2: 883c (Wife's)
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2007
Reputation: 26565
J.P. is a name known to allJ.P. is a name known to allJ.P. is a name known to allJ.P. is a name known to allJ.P. is a name known to allJ.P. is a name known to allJ.P. is a name known to allJ.P. is a name known to allJ.P. is a name known to allJ.P. is a name known to allJ.P. is a name known to all
Default

pics of the bike please
__________________

2008 XL 883/NRHS 1250, Stage 2 heads, Flat top ceramic coated pistons, 536 cams, 10.5:1 compression, Progressive 14.25" 412's, Progressive fork springs, Intiminators, Screaming Eagle Heavy Breather, Custom headers by Justin at Bishop's Custom Cycles with a Dan Moto carbon fiber can, Storz Performance Tail Section, Chainsikle rear sets, Superbrace Fork Brace, Daytona Steering Damper, Jagg oil cooler, Flanders Low Cafe Bars, RSD 1 1/2" risers, 8" Headlight, National Cycles F-16 wind screen, Bar end mirrors, Sport front fender, Honda GB250 tank knee pads
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Custom Search

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:47.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
XL Forum - Linson Media LLC