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VFR 750 RC36 wheel
on: December 25, 2021, 10:01:36 PM
Has anyone fitted an 8 spoke rear wheel to their Mk1 Crossrunner?
Can’t help thinking the rear wheel is a bit clunky. An 8 spoke would be way prettier.



I’m hoping this is possible, or I’ve just made an expensive mistake. 😉

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Re: VFR 750 RC36 wheel
Reply #1 on: December 26, 2021, 04:42:04 PM
It'll fit.
And otherwise sell the wheel, they are quite sought after  (is that a word in English, or just in my Dunglish?).
So either way it wan't be an expensive mistake.
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Re: VFR 750 RC36 wheel
Reply #2 on: December 26, 2021, 06:06:50 PM
Very sought after.  :028:

But, you know, I really like the 14+/15+ 800F/800X rear wheel. That would look great too but it requires 5 nuts as opposed to the 4 on the 8-spokers. But you can convert them.

Please send us pics when yours is fitted, it will look great.  :031:
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Re: VFR 750 RC36 wheel
Reply #3 on: December 26, 2021, 06:41:00 PM
Good to hear. I’ve done a fair bit of research, but always good to get actual confirmation.
Thought about the MK 2 wheel conversion, but then you’d need a front to match.
The 8 spoke should go well with the 6 spoke front I think.
I paid more than I’d like and still need to get it stripped and painted, but I think I’ll finally be happy with the way the bike looks and goes.
So far mods are:

Handle bar conversion
Suspension upgrade ( Hyperpro both ends )
Crash bars
Aux lights
EBC discs ( forced by warped disc )
Rear wheel 8 spoke ( soonish )

Possible future
Denali flush mount LED indicators

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Re: VFR 750 RC36 wheel
Reply #4 on: December 26, 2021, 07:12:24 PM
Thoughts on powder coat temperatures weakening cast alloy wheels?

What’s originally on these? Paint or powder?

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Re: VFR 750 RC36 wheel
Reply #5 on: January 15, 2022, 05:57:12 PM
I’m thinking this sort of colour would look good with the graphite black bodywork.
Does mean I’d have to change the front to match eventually also

Image credit 30Bones on VFRDiscussion ( his bike also )
Might try Cerakote. Anyone used it and been happy with the results?


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Re: VFR 750 RC36 wheel
Reply #6 on: February 18, 2022, 09:00:03 AM
She’s done, could have gone with a more exciting colour on the wheels, maybe next time.
This is actually described as a very very dark ( almost black ) dark green metallic.
In the sun you can see it. Otherwise it just looks black.




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Re: VFR 750 RC36 wheel
Reply #7 on: February 18, 2022, 10:47:18 AM
Great job.It looks awesome  :062:

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Re: VFR 750 RC36 wheel
Reply #8 on: February 18, 2022, 07:08:39 PM
Looks great!  :028:
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Re: VFR 750 RC36 wheel
Reply #9 on: February 18, 2022, 07:12:26 PM
Thanks chaps. I’m pretty pleased.