81-82 wheels on 79-80

81-82 wheels on 79-80

Postby Passx » Mon Aug 18, 2003 10:26 pm

Ok Guy's I have a question, I am thinking about installing 81 or 82 wheels on my 80 and before I buy I was wondering if anyone else has done this and if it is a straight "bolt on", how about it ?
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Postby andy » Tue Aug 19, 2003 7:26 am

i know the 81 forks work better but you need the 81 triple trees which bolt on.
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Prolink Fork

Postby EMS » Wed Aug 20, 2003 8:17 am

We discussed this before elsewhere, but handling may suffer, if you put a Prolink Fork into an early CBX. :!: In order to maintain the same wheelbase, Honda changed the offset in the triple tree to compensate for the increased rake in the 81/82 models. This will cause your trail to shrink significantly in a 79/80. Steering may become too quick and straight line stability is lacking. :!:
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Postby Passx » Wed Aug 20, 2003 10:37 pm

EMS, How about just putting 81/82 wheels on an 80, the rear looks like a straight bolt on but I'm not sure about the front, I'd like to use the 80 brakes and calipers. Thanks Steve P. 5220
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Postby Passx » Wed Aug 20, 2003 10:38 pm

EMS, How about just putting 81/82 wheels on an 80, the rear looks like a straight bolt on but I'm not sure about the front, I'd like to use the 80 brakes and calipers. Thanks Steve P. 5220
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Postby EMS » Fri Aug 22, 2003 7:57 am

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I have not doen a wheel conversion. You may have to play with the spacers in the rear, no biggie. the fornt, I agree, may be a different story as the rotors and calipers are also different. Maybe someone alse has done it?
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