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Spoke wheels and disc brakes 11 Jun 2019 07:26 #805509

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So I bought a set of Akron spoke wheels. I am not sure what disc brakes I need to fit on my 1981 KZ 1000. The bolt pattern is different.
18” wheels I bought.
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Spoke wheels and disc brakes 11 Jun 2019 15:04 #805530

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Your rear Akront wheel looks like someone did welded in a spacer to widen the rim asymmetrical for a mono swing arm
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Spoke wheels and disc brakes 11 Jun 2019 17:06 #805552

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Front looks to be Z1 and the rear pre'79.
I agree with Scirocco, you will need another rim.


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Spoke wheels and disc brakes 11 Jun 2019 17:32 #805553

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The real KZ AKRONT wheels looks like this.







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Spoke wheels and disc brakes 12 Jun 2019 08:56 #805573

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Yes, threw me off when I got it, but it was on a KZ with a GS 1000 swing arm. I bought both.
Just need to figure out brakes, on the front. The bolt pattern is different on my spoke wheels, so I am guessing from an earlier bike?
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Spoke wheels and disc brakes 12 Jun 2019 11:39 #805581

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The bold pattern (six bolts) on your front wheel are the early 72/73 Z1 brake disk
Later Zeds have only four bolt pattern break disks.
Do you have a pic of the rear wheel disk bolt pattern???

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Spoke wheels and disc brakes 12 Jun 2019 16:41 #805602

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'74 and '75 Z1's also used the 6 bolt pattern. Not sure about '76. From '77 onward they were 4 bolt pattern. The dual discs on KZ models were slightly thinner than the single disc on the Z1's.
I ride Z1's. I have a couple of '75's, plus an '80 KZ1000LTD. My lovely Sweetums rids a 1981 KZ550.

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Spoke wheels and disc brakes 15 Jun 2019 08:06 #805755

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No I don’t have a photo of it, the bike is in Canada, I am at work now. I will take some next time I am home. The wheel came with a GS 1000 swing arm and shocks. It looks weird with the spacer welded in but I am sure it will work with the sprocket and disc on there. I will mock it up and send a picture next chance I get. Thanks
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Spoke wheels and disc brakes 18 Jun 2019 15:14 #806032

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Damn I wish my 750 had spokes instead of the mags, they just don't fit in with my ideas.

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