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1Back to top Go down   Snowflake in K100 2v front end  Empty Snowflake in K100 2v front end Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:37 pm

AussieDan

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Hi all,

Has anyone tried to fit a snowflake front wheel in a K?

I am putting my old K front end into my R65 and want to keep the snowflake wheel.

Thanks

    

2Back to top Go down   Snowflake in K100 2v front end  Empty Re: Snowflake in K100 2v front end Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:44 am

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@AussieDan wrote:Hi all,

Has anyone tried to fit a snowflake front wheel in a K?

I am putting my old K front end into my R65 and want to keep the snowflake wheel.

Thanks
The axle diametre is much smaller (17mm) on a Type 248 Airhead, by far, than the average K bike (25mm), starting with bearing I.D. Then there's the axle spacers that'll need to fabbed up by your favourite machinist to get the spacing correct. Then there's proper disc brake alignment...not to mention diametre again as most R65 discs are 260mm (and five bolt) as compared to 285mm (and four bolt) on a K. There's also the spacing for calliper mounting if attempting to use the older Brembos (or oddball R65 ATE) from the R65 on the K forks. But that shouldn't stop you. Let the fun begin.


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1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT, 2013 R1200RT-P & 2022 S1000XR Triple Black



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3Back to top Go down   Snowflake in K100 2v front end  Empty Re: Snowflake in K100 2v front end Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:21 am

Shep

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Snowflake in K100 2v front end  Dsc04410
I this what you  mean by a snowflake wheel? Is it not the standard K100 RS wheel?
Shep

Snowflake in K100 2v front end  Dsc04413



Last edited by Shep on Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:36 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Figured out how to insert proper size of picture.)


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Model        Production Date/Serial Number
K100RS      1984 July/ (F0040448)
K100RS      1986 Dec/ (H0142581)
    

4Back to top Go down   Snowflake in K100 2v front end  Empty Re: Snowflake in K100 2v front end Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:47 am

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The images above show a Y spoke wheel. Snowflakes were fitted to 1977 on Airheads, tho' I do note some refer to K bike Y spokers as snowflake wheels. The original poster specifies R65 which had snowflake wheels like the versions below.
Snowflake in K100 2v front end  Jjimi810


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1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT, 2013 R1200RT-P & 2022 S1000XR Triple Black



"It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him."
~J.R.R. Tolkien
    

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