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Suzuki Wheels in Guzzi chassis

Discussion in 'Racing' started by H.E. Cowley, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. H.E. Cowley

    H.E. Cowley Just got it firing!

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    Hi out there , I am building a new Guzzi Lemans 2 based classic endurance racer and would like to fit a set of Suzuki GSXR 18" wheels in my Chassis like the Motobox guys do in Spain. Anybody know this conversion and whats needed ? Hope you can help Harry IMG_1776.JPG
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    I'm sure a handful of custom work on the rear wheel hub. I suspect they went to a non-cush drive since it's a race bike. Why not reach out to them direct?
     
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    H.E. Cowley Just got it firing!

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    Tried that one ! They only speak Spanish ! But thanks anyway .
     
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    Louisv97 Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Hope i'm not too late but i can translate it for you
     
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    guzzigray Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Front wheel is pretty straightforward, rear wheel is where it gets funky. The MotoBox guys machine the center of the wheel out and weld in an aluminum center with the Guzzi drive spline bolted to it. Less radical version is to machine the cushdrive 'fins' off a Guzzi Cush drive plate and bolt it to the Suzuki wheel after machining off the Suzuki cushdrive area. Unfortunately this leaves you with a wheel several mm off center (which is actually fine if you run a 150mm tire). By the time you do all this it's easier and not much more expensive to order Marvic or EPM wheels (if you can ever get Giovanni at Magni to reply to emails).
     

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    Louisv97 Tuned and Synch'ed

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    The question is if it can be done for a v7
     
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    Louisv97 Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Marvic 18" for classic racing:
     

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    Louisv97 Tuned and Synch'ed

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    would it be possible to retrofit those on a newer v7?
     
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    DeadEye Tuned and Synch'ed

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    What do you want in a wheel ?
    Cheap - Light - Strong
    Pick two... ;)

    Track day wheel adage ...
    Cheap - Light = Danger Will Robinson !
    Light - Strong = $$$$
    Cheap - Strong = Heavy
     
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    Louisv97 Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I meant as in why would I get the kineos, when my cast wheels are lighter
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    To change to a more sporting wheel sizes, which the 18"-ers are not. I put 17"-ers on my Racer III with a sportbike 120/70-17 & 140/70-17 rear tri-compound radial tire set.
     
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    DeadEye Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Like Todd is saying, smaller diameter wheel, less mass spinning around at the edge,
    Ever lean out on a little park merry go round,
     

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