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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-14-2019, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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Wheel advice please !

Hoping someone can assist with a problem on a 1980 kz1000.
Working on bike and hoping to up the rear wheel size from a 16 to 17” .
However can’t get a new rim with 48 holes , so wondering if anybody knows of any other Kawasaki which has a 17” spoked wheel which would fit, with 40 holes , or less , or a 17” with 48.
I suspect , but don’t know, that the 16”, 48 hole rim was for American markets only ?

Many thanks
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-15-2019, 10:07 AM
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What KZ1000 is it & how many spokes do the wheels have? Also, Rr disk or drum? just to be sure of what you have.
I'm not aware of any KZ models with 17" spoked rear wheel >> they were either 16" or 18".
Buchanan's may have what you're looking for.

In the USA the 1980 & earlier KZs had 40-spoke wheels w 18" Rr.
The 81-82 KZ1000M CSR had 48-spoke wheels w 16" Rr.
The 82 KZ750M CSR had 40-spoke wheels w 16" Rr.

1981 KZ650-CSR. Competition, Sports & Road.
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