Burned ALOT of time messin with these wheels but the pay off is well worth it.. I got a unheard of deal on the Marchesini's - $1170 shipped brand new from Championsonline on Ebay... Read tons of bits & pieces about this conversion issue but nothing solid so I put this together..
Chamiponsonline said there some spacing mods that needed done but thats it for info.. Spent alot of time getting the wheels setup proper - Delt with Steve (Launchzone) for about 2 months helping each other with this wheel kit getting the sizing perfect & this is what his kit uses now.. The parts are machined perfect - he also sells a few other custom motard parts & rides a Yamaha..
yeah, actually my main reason to get them would be the fact that they are tubeless! I had tubes, lol. I wish I could come across a deal like you did!They were getting rid of there stock DIRT CHEAP last year probably due to the fact no one was willing to deal with the fitting issues.. Watched a set go with no bids then bid on the next set with no competition.. They are said to be about 3lbs less than Excells best spoked wheels, plus ya dont have to mess with tubes or any of that junk..
Hell ya Dave - I'll help ya out as best I can.. Im really no expert but learned alot on this project build.. From the massive amount of time spent reading / talking to good racers the sizes I got should be right on..
Wheel: 3.5 x 17 front - 5.0 x 17 rear
Tire: 120/70ZR17 front 160/60ZR17 rear
If you want a 5 in. rear w/ 160 - your gonna need the Launchzone spacers..
This is not just nessessary for Marchesini / Forged wheels its for Excells also...
Later - Mike
dave, just be forewarned, the rear tire is probably going to get some rubbing from the chain no matter what you do. It isn't a big deal though. But you don't want it hitting the wheel. Mine rubs the tire some but not the wheel at all. It doesn't bother me though.Hey Fozz, excellent write up! I love the wheel porn as well haha. I cant afford the marchesini wheels so ill just go with excells/talon/heavy duty spokes for now ( i know a race team guy that cna get them for me new for like 1/2 price) but my question is what width rear do i need? I have 04 yam WR 450f and i dont want to trim the tire to make fit,i dont want it rubing & dont want the chain to slap the rim and mark it all up. I was told that thats not a problem on the WR only the YZ and that a 5 inch rear & a 160 will wokr great, will i need any wheel shims to make this work? Ishould need a 3.5 front wheel as well correct? These will both be 17s. Im sure ill be talking to you ALOT more about getting this WR going.Itll mostly be a street/play bike with some track days & maybe a race here or there.
Thanks for your time