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post #1 of 135 (permalink) Old 01-11-2009, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation 01-08 Wheel Fitment

I decided to make this since I had a rough time finding this info.

Initial differences:

01-02 uses 320mm front rotors (same as the 99-07 Hayabusa) and a 220mm rear rotor.

03-04 uses 300mm front rotors and a 220mm rear rotor.

05-08 uses 310mm front rotors (same as the 08-09 Hayabusa) and a 220mm rear rotor.

The 05-08 wheels are lighter than 01-04 wheels and they have thinner spokes. I dont have exact weights for the wheels but I held an 06 front wheel in one hand and an 04 front wheel in the other and I didnt really notice anything. I did this swap on my 06 because I think the 01-04 wheels look better.

01-02 Front Wheel

Will fit 01-08 1000. Use brake rotor bolts from donor wheel. Use axle and spacer(s) from your bike.

03-04 owners use stock brake rotors and calipers. If 01-02 rotors are to be used with stock calipers a 10mm caliper spacer is needed or 05-08 calipers with a 5mm spacer. You could also use 03-07 SV1000(S) rotors which are 310mm. You would need to use 5mm spacers.

05-08 owners will need 03-07 SV1000(S) rotors which are 310mm and require no modifications, 01-02 rotors with 5mm caliper spacer, or 03-04 rotors with 03-04 calipers. 03-04 rotors are 10mm smaller so this is a downgrade from stock. If you are using 03-04 calipers with 01-02 rotors you will need a 10mm spacer or a 5mm spacer with 03-07 SV1000(S) rotors.

03-04 Front Wheel

Will fit 01-08 1000. Use brake rotor bolts from donor wheel. Use axle and spacer(s) from your bike.

01-02 owners use stock brake rotors and calipers. 03-04 rotors will NOT work since they are 20mm smaller than stock 01-02 rotors.

05-08 owners will need 03-07 SV1000(S) rotors which are 310mm and require no modifications, 01-02 rotors with 5mm caliper spacer, or 03-04 rotors with 03-04 calipers. 03-04 rotors are 10mm smaller so this is a downgrade from stock. If you are using 03-04 calipers with 01-02 rotors you will need a 10mm spacer or a 5mm spacer with 03-07 SV1000(S) rotors.

01-04 Rear Wheel

Will fit 01-08 1000. Use rotor bolts from donor wheel. Use axle, brake rotor, and chain side spacer from your bike or the donor bike, they are the same. 03-08 owners use your sprocket carrier, 01-02 owners use your sprocket carrier* You will also need to use your brake side spacer, caliper, and caliper bracket.

05-08 Front Wheel

Will fit 03-08 1000. Use brake rotor bolts and rotors from donor bike. Use axle and spacer(s) from your bike.

03-04 owners will need to use stock calipers with a 5mm spacer or 05-08 calipers with no spacer since the 05-08 rotors are 10mm larger.

01-02 owners will not be able to use these wheels with stock forks since the rotors are smaller and the 01-02 rotors will not fit the wheel.

05-08 Rear Wheel

Will fit 01-08 1000. Use rotor bolts from donor wheel. Use axle, brake rotor, and chain side spacer from your bike or the donor bike, they are the same. 03-08 owners use 03-08 sprocket carrier, 01-02 owners use your stock sprocket carrier* You will also need to use your brake side spacer, caliper, and caliper bracket.


*01-02 sprocket carrier is a different part number than the 03-08 carrier but it will fit in the wheel. If an 01-02 carrier is known to work on an 03-08 bike let me know and I'll edit the post.

Here is a pic of an 04 front wheel on my 06 with 99-07 Hayabusa rotors and 5mm spacers.



I gathered all of this info from GDC, the Ron Ayers Fiche Desktop, and my own experiences . If anything is wrong please feel free to correct me.

-Frankie


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Re: 01-08 Wheel Fitment

Wow, do you need a job ? This is some serious amount of data gatehring..
If you ever need more info on sizes, spacing, and anything with rotors, please let me know...... But for the looks of it you are doing quite well all on your own.
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Re: 01-08 Wheel Fitment

rear brake rotor is the same size for all years

I had marvic's on a 02 and they are now on my 07
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Great info! Nice work.
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Re: 01-08 Wheel Fitment

Glad you posted this. I was just considering taking the BST's off of my '01 1000 and putting them on my new project '06 1000.
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Great post, thanks.
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Wow, do you need a job ? This is some serious amount of data gatehring..
If you ever need more info on sizes, spacing, and anything with rotors, please let me know...... But for the looks of it you are doing quite well all on your own.
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Thanks! Yes, I do need a job!!! lol

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rear brake rotor is the same size for all years

I had marvic's on a 02 and they are now on my 07
Thanks, I wasnt sure. I read something that said the 01-02's had a larger rotor but it was only the 1000s that had it, 600's and 750's didnt. I'll update the post!

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Great info! Nice work.
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Glad you posted this. I was just considering taking the BST's off of my '01 1000 and putting them on my new project '06 1000.
I'm glad I could help!

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Great post, thanks.
Thank you sir

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A+ post!
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Regarding putting BST's from an '01 onto an '05/'06: I did just that and found that I needed an additional 2mm washer as an axle spacer on the right side (when sitting on bike), sourced from Ace Hdwr. This, after R&R the wheel about a dozen times to find the center. This was later confirmed by Computech check (unrelated to the instalation). Additionally, when spacing the caliper out 5mm, the locating inner sleve needs to be 5mm longer, too.
I believe that BST has incorporated this change to their '05/'06 wheel spacers.
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Regarding putting BST wheels from an '01 onto an '05/'06, I did just that, and found I needed a 2mm axle spacer (sourced from Ace Hrdw) on the right side (when sitting on the bike) . This, after a dozen R&R to determine the center. This was later confirmed by Computrac (unrelated to the install). I believe BST now uses these measurements on their '05/'06 wheels.
Also, besides the 5mm washer to space out the caliper, you need a 5mm longer sleve that locates the caliper. Some people get longer bolts also, but I didn't.
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Regarding putting BST's from an '01 onto an '05/'06: I did just that and found that I needed an additional 2mm washer as an axle spacer on the right side (when sitting on bike), sourced from Ace Hdwr. This, after R&R the wheel about a dozen times to find the center. This was later confirmed by Computech check (unrelated to the instalation). Additionally, when spacing the caliper out 5mm, the locating inner sleve needs to be 5mm longer, too.
I believe that BST has incorporated this change to their '05/'06 wheel spacers.
That makes sense because the right side spacer is a different part number from 01-02 to 03-08. I dont know if the BST wheels use stock spacers but if they do you could've used the spacer from the 05-06 bike to make it right. If you did use the 05-06 spacer then Im guessing its the wheel that caused the issue.
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Re: 01-08 Wheel Fitment

know anything about 09 fitment
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know anything about 09 fitment
wheel should have same spacers
rotor has same offset (zero) and is a 310

but the carrier looks like a 6 bolt instead of a 5 bolt. the 08-09 600/750 has a 6 bolt carrier, but you can get an 06-07 front wheel to work if you use 06-07 rotors

the same change probably carries over to the 1000
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Re: 01-08 Wheel Fitment

Sorry if i am a Pita ..so you are saying the wheel and rotors from my 07 1000 should go right on the 09!!! IS THAT RIGHT!!!!thanks !!!
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Sorry if i am a Pita ..so you are saying the wheel and rotors from my 07 1000 should go right on the 09!!! IS THAT RIGHT!!!!thanks !!!
i'm only 90% sure. i know the 06-07 wheel+rotor combo could be mounted to the 08-09 and the K9 has a very similar looking setup. I haven't actually tried it though, so take it with a grain of salt
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i'm only 90% sure. i know the 06-07 wheel+rotor combo could be mounted to the 08-09 and the K9 has a very similar looking setup. I haven't actually tried it though, so take it with a grain of salt
You're talking about the 06-07 and 08-09 600/750, right?
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You're talking about the 06-07 and 08-09 600/750, right?
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Re: 01-08 Wheel Fitment

Great research, nice one!

Apologies if I'm being dumb but I was wondering if you could give your opinion of the following fitment into a 2008 GSXR 600 K8:

K4 1000 fr wheel
06-07 310mm rotors
std spacers, axle etc

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excellent post frankie, nice work!



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