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Has anybody here swapped out the 16 inch front wheel of earlier Fireblades?
If so, which wheel can be used in it's place?
I've heard that either the 1997CBR600 or VFR800 front wheels can be used.
Can anybody confirm this please?
Posted: 08/09/2010 at 13:25
Cant say for sure but I looked in to this for my 96 blade and it turns out that wheels from cbr 600 and vfr s from the same year will fit and possibly from the vtr/firestorm
I think the hornets used the 16"
Unfortunately a Shogun destroyed my blade before I got round to changing it
you should try some of the blade forums to be sure though, there are loads out there
If I remember rightly the discs callipers etc all swap straight over without any need for spacers etc
Posted: 14/10/2010 at 22:35
Although this can be done I would ask the question 'why bother?' There are no handling issues with the 16" wheel. I had a '98 RRW for several years and used it for everything, including two tours of Spain. Most guys wouldn't even know that the bike has a 16" wheel unless they read it somewhere and I have certainly never met anyone that claimed this bike had handling problems.
Save your money and spend it on petrol in the Spring. You'll enjoy it more that way.
Posted: 27/10/2010 at 11:47
I looked in to it to give me a greater tyre choice. They dont make all tyres in "16
trouble is that all the racers use this conversion for the race rubber thats all in 17" ( think there is a class that early blades fit in) so you are unlikely to pick up a bargain but its not crazy money
Posted: 01/11/2010 at 20:20
Bridgestone still make the BT016 in a 16" fitment for the front of your bike. Which they show as being compatible with both the 021 and the new 023 rear. I have 023's on both my VFR800 and my FZS1000 and I have total confidence in them. They have great levels of feedback and grip as well as a full-on sports tyre would have done a few years ago. In addition the 023's on my VFR have clocked up 4000 miles, look hardly worn and show no signs of squaring off yet. I can't believe how well they are wearing.
Well worth a try.
Posted: 01/11/2010 at 20:51
hi there im only getting 30mpg from my cbr900rrx no matter if i ride slow or fast. any ideas? i thought it should do about 35 - 40mpg
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Posted: 20/08/2011 at 21:38
i did it purley for tyre choice and i sometime buy scrubbed tyres that have hardly any use for a great price, but i found with the new profile and thinner tyre the bike turns in much quicker,
infact the first time i turned in i nearly fell off lol it was quite suprising, with the old wheel it felt a little more sensible and sure but its much more fun now and is definatly worth doing,
one more thing i think the bike front end because its more responsive is also a little bit more of a tank slapper than the sensible 16inch front, i caught a savage cross wind when i was teasting it and found myself steadying the front as the wind caught it, that never happened with the old wheel, its never happened since but im thinking of getting a steering dampner
Posted: 07/06/2015 at 02:23
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