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    Where to get alloy wheels?

    Does anyone know where to get allow wheels for a CB750 K5?

    I am trying to lighten the bike as much as possible. If I find wheels, would I be looking for jsut rims or rims, hubs, spokes?

    Thanks.

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    you want alloy rims or actually solid alloy wheels?

    The cheapest and easiest way to get alloy spoke rims on a cb750 is to find a cb750A set of rims since they are alloy and laced to stock cb750K hubs. the rears are 17" however. If you want to go the spendy route, buchanans is usually the way to go with a set of sun rims and a spoke kit.

    If you want alloy mag style wheels, well there really isn't a weight savings there for any of the 1970's brands that would be bolt on for a cb750. Lesters and the like were preferred by racers because you could run tubeless which made tire changes quicker, but they really are not lighter.

    you can always use the comstars that came on later bikes, the K bike drum comstar from the early 80s might be a bolt on but you are stuck using the 77-78 F forks and brakes for the front.

    you can also do a cbr wheel conversion but that is spendy and a lot of work. you will need to know how to weld.
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    the front wheel on a 1975-1976 GL1000 is the same as a 75-77 cb750A. the GL is shaft drive so the rear hub is not going to be the same but the fronts are as long as you use the stock cb hardware (rotors, bolts, etc).
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    I've got a set of Comstars from my CM400T just sitting in a pile of scrap metal in my garage.
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    FYI, I paid $9.99 for a front alloy cb750A wheel on ebay this week. picking it up wed. you really can't beat that. I got outbid on the rear for $55, someone wanted it bad and $55 could have bought me a new sun rim in 18"
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    The cb200 looks great. Geeto - where are you getting Sun rims for $55? Ebay?

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