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    1st or 2nd unless its under 40 degrees. Then 3-5.
     
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    Perfect fit and chain alignment is spot on. It was a huge relief to see that my calculations and measurements were good. The slightly sucked in hub was a good idea, looks really good without the little gap that would have been there.

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    I have the final right hand spacer to make after checking actual fitment. Gotta work on the brake carrier now. I'm going to make a short torque arm that will go from the 929 carrier and attach to a bracket bolted to the swingarm. The 929 carrier is getting a machined sleeve pressed in to bring it down to 20mm. Eventually I would like to do a hanging caliper using the original torque arm, but I haven't found the perfect candidate yet. The 1000R caliper won't clear the wheel. It will on a F3 wheel.
     
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    Captain, nice!!! are you looking for a single pot caliper or multiple?
     
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    Opposed twin. Pretty much like this.
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    I have a friend with a high end shop ... let me see what he’s got ...


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    Coming along great, Cap. I know that feeling of "I know I measured it right, but did I get it right?". You start mentally splitting hairs. "Should I have removed that extra 0.65 mm?" I was out in the garage doing a sanity check last night, going to find out today. Looking forward to seeing the final assembly on your wheel, it sure looks the business.
     
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    Tire mounted. Temporarily installed wheel so I can turn it around and remove front wheel for paint.

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    Tire is a 170/60-17 that has a real width of 177mm mounted. Working on brakes next and finish assembling the bike.

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    Coming together really nice, Cap. Should be great when it's completed.
     
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    Thank you very much. Should greatly improve the feeling of this old pig. I was hoping the rear tire would be closer to a true 170. My clearances shrank a bit, but should be just fine. Can't wait to roll it outside and get a better perspective. It looks pretty sick though.
     
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    That is exactly what it needed to modernize the function and look.
     
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    Won't that tyre width foul on the swing arm? I fitted a 150/70 17 rear on CBR600F3 (I ithnk, CBR600FR over here) 17 inch rims and I had to mess with the sprockets and chain length to get the tyre as far back as possible so it wouldn't rub on the swing arm.
     
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    I'm running a 160/60 -17 on my 1000F with no issues.....
     
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    I'm an idiot. For some reason I assumed it was a VF500. I'll get my coat...
     
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    No. It's closer than I planned on with my measurements, but should be fine. Like I said before, a true 170 width would be no problem.

    I have a 160/60-17 (which is stock for F2 and F3 by the way) on a F2 4.5 inch rim on one of my RC26 and it's not even close. Was your tire a Dunlop? They run way wider than the nominal size.
     
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    LOL!
     
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    The 5.5 inch rim definitely takes up more real estate. Really wanted to avoid yet another set of F2/F3 rims that absolutely SUCK to clean. (but I love the style, just wanted to do something different)
     
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    Pushing the boundaries is what makes it fun, you can't learn anything by doing the same things over and over. Who knows, you may have come across a combination that transforms the entire machine. I will be interested in hearing your final verdict. They didn't cure polio by bloodletting.....
     
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    I totally understand!
     
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    Used my lunch to spin up the press-fit spacer that brings the 929 caliper bracket down to 20mm.
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