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I hate spoke wheels. I REALLY hate spoke wheels.I need new wheels for my 1978 CB550K. I want to make sure there are not better, to me at least, options out there for a better looking/better in general, wheel.Tom
Saying that, I have a WM3x19 off CBX or 900 (if your interested?)
I was thinking about a set of comstars for my 550, too, mainly because of price. cx500 wheels are the same size, have rear drum brakes, and can be had for like $30 on ebay, but from everything I've read on this forum, it's not a super-simple swap.
QuoteSaying that, I have a WM3x19 off CBX or 900 (if your interested?)Direct fit? I mean, just pull the ugly spoke wheel off and put this wheel on?I assume this is for a front. How about a rear wheel?Tom
Yep, 5 bolt rotors. Just means you don't use the stock 550 one's Needs a different speedo drive as well Terry, Personally, I've never seen a late model, all alloy Comstar wheel with issues. I have seen quite a few of the early (78/79?) stainless spoke/alloy rim with major problems though People kept riding after spoke/rivet started to loosen, the holes wallowed out pretty good and rim moved independent of spokes, usually turned up at shop thinking they had low tyre pressure If you catch it early, bicycle crank bolts work real well and look pretty good, just open up the holes, I think to, 9mm? (been almost 30 yrs since I did one)PJ
Quote from: Caymen on June 05, 2010, 01:14:52 AMI hate spoke wheels. I REALLY hate spoke wheels.I need new wheels for my 1978 CB550K. I want to make sure there are not better, to me at least, options out there for a better looking/better in general, wheel.Tom Your weird, Comstars are ugliest wheels ever in my opinion.Saying that, I have a WM3x19 off CBX or 900 (if your interested?) Later model, all alloy. black, reverse spokes The early alloy hub/stainless steel spokes/alloy rim are the ones to aviod. I've seen a lot of them with loose spokes/worn out rivet holes.