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TOPIC: KZ400/KZ650 front wheel interchangeability

KZ400/KZ650 front wheel interchangeability 8 years 10 months ago #651

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Wondering if anyone knows if these are interchangeable as far as width goes? I've got some KZ650 forks, but I don't have the front wheel. Any chance anyone knows?
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KZ400/KZ650 front wheel interchangeability 8 years 10 months ago #680

I beleive they are different. I tried to put the tripple tree on my 650 but the 550 was too narrow. So I'm thinking the 400 is different too.
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KZ400/KZ650 front wheel interchangeability 8 years 10 months ago #697

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You want a spoke wheel or a mag? I have several spoke wheels (with rusty spokes), and a 19x2.15 mag wheel off a 650SR.
Never let facts get in the way of a good story. :evil:
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KZ400/KZ650 front wheel interchangeability 8 years 10 months ago #705

Tell me are the gpz projects for sale? Also, does anyone know if there is a big difference in the frame of an LTD or a Standard
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KZ400/KZ650 front wheel interchangeability 8 years 10 months ago #735

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I don't need to buy a wheel. I just need to know if the KZ400 and KZ650 wheels are interchangeable. I've got a KZ400 front wheel and I want to know if it will work in a KZ650 fork set. Thats it.
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KZ400/KZ650 front wheel interchangeability 8 years 10 months ago #746

twowheeledterror wrote:
I don't need to buy a wheel. I just need to know if the KZ400 and KZ650 wheels are interchangeable. I've got a KZ400 front wheel and I want to know if it will work in a KZ650 fork set. Thats it.

Who said buy? I'd answer the question before assuming anything... I'm not speaking for steell, but there are some nice guys around here and I wouldn't be surprised if someone would be willing to part with a spare just to clear out some space and see it put to use.

You've already got a wheel and some forks? Try to put the two together and see if it works. :P
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KZ400/KZ650 front wheel interchangeability 8 years 10 months ago #749

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twowheeledterror wrote:
I don't need to buy a wheel. I just need to know if the KZ400 and KZ650 wheels are interchangeable. I've got a KZ400 front wheel and I want to know if it will work in a KZ650 fork set. Thats it.

Who said buy? I'd answer the question before assuming anything... I'm not speaking for steell, but there are some nice guys around here and I wouldn't be surprised if someone would be willing to part with a spare just to clear out some space and see it put to use.

You've already got a wheel and some forks? Try to put the two together and see if it works. :P

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KZ400/KZ650 front wheel interchangeability 8 years 10 months ago #764

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GargantuChet wrote:
twowheeledterror wrote:
I don't need to buy a wheel. I just need to know if the KZ400 and KZ650 wheels are interchangeable. I've got a KZ400 front wheel and I want to know if it will work in a KZ650 fork set. Thats it.

Who said buy? I'd answer the question before assuming anything... I'm not speaking for steell, but there are some nice guys around here and I wouldn't be surprised if someone would be willing to part with a spare just to clear out some space and see it put to use.

You've already got a wheel and some forks? Try to put the two together and see if it works. :P

So what you're saying is that you can't answer the question. Thanks for the bravado. lol

If I felt like taking it all apart just to chance it and see if they will fit I would.... otherwise I figured someone may know if the wheels are different widths at the axles.
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KZ400/KZ650 front wheel interchangeability 8 years 10 months ago #915

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"I don't need to buy a wheel. I just need to know if the KZ400 and KZ650 wheels are interchangeable. I've got a KZ400 front wheel and I want to know if it will work in a KZ650 fork set. Thats it."

The answer would appear to be "no."
"CHOP 'TIL YA DROP!"
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KZ400/KZ650 front wheel interchangeability 8 years 10 months ago #925

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With enough work, anything will fit :)

You could do a search in the archives for "wheel bearings" and I know there was a thread that listed the front and rear wheel bearing sizes for the various models.

Here is a link to a thread that has a list attachment

http://kzrider.com/forum/viewthread.php?action=attachment&tid=23507&pid=204144&aid=20358

Whether or not the axles are the same size depends on the year of the 400.

You should be able to measure the width of the wheel at the axle without taking it apart. Or just measure the distance between the fork tubes on a 650 and the 400. I see that you have a 400 in your sig, if you don't have the triple for the 650 forks, I can go out to the garage and measure a 650 tomorrow night.

Post edited by: steell, at: 2005/10/12 00:15
Never let facts get in the way of a good story. :evil:
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KZ400/KZ650 front wheel interchangeability 8 years 10 months ago #930

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I measured and it turns out that the rotors for the 650 adn the 400 are VERY different build and diameter... so thats gonna be a hassle anyhow.

I'm just gonna try to track down a KZ650 front wheel (Or one that will fit perfectly in my KZ650 forks...)
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KZ400/KZ650 front wheel interchangeability 8 years 10 months ago #955

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twowheeledterror wrote:
I measured and it turns out that the rotors for the 650 adn the 400 are VERY different build and diameter... so thats gonna be a hassle anyhow.

I'm just gonna try to track down a KZ650 front wheel (Or one that will fit perfectly in my KZ650 forks...)

The front wheel from these bikes are a direct swap for the 78 650:

KH400-A3 76
KH400-A4 77
KH400-A5 78
KH500-A8 76
KZ650-B1 77 (I KNEW THIS BECAUSE I RECOGNISED THE BEARINGS THAT I REPLACED LAST WINTER #6203)
KZ650-B2 78
KZ650-B2A 78
KZ650-B3 79
KZ750-B1 76 (TWIN)
KZ750-B2 77 (TWIN)
KZ750-B3 78 (TWIN)
KZ750-B4 79 (TWIN)
KZ900-A4 76
KZ900-A5 77
KZ900-C2 76 (POLICE)
KZ1000-A1 77
KZ100-A2 78
KZ1000-A2A 78
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KZ400/KZ650 front wheel interchangeability 8 years 10 months ago #969

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Can you use the 650 rotors on the 400 wheel?

With a little patience, any thing can be modified to fit any thing. I put a set of Z-1 Lester mags on my 1976 KZ 900. I had to modify the Z-1 speedo drive to get the correct spacing between the forks. I have a lathe and had to shave about 3mm off the outside of the speedodrive.
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KZ400/KZ650 front wheel interchangeability 1 year 5 months ago #576098

Try to install it.
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KZ400/KZ650 front wheel interchangeability 1 year 5 months ago #576146

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optmst8 wrote:
Try to install it.

So, you pulled up a 7 year old post just to reply to someone that's no longer a member here.:whistle:

I may be the only one in this thread that's still here, although I know for a fact twowheeledterror is gone.
Never let facts get in the way of a good story. :evil:
Last Edit: 1 year 5 months ago by steell.
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KZ400/KZ650 front wheel interchangeability 1 year 5 months ago #576156

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Even if twowheeledterror was still here, if he didn't figure it out in 7 years shame on him. :blink:
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