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i've been thinking lately about lacing up some shouldered aluminum rims onto my cb750k (rear 750f disc) and i just about dropped my beer when i saw what they were selling for. are there any alternatives to the high(150-225 bucks per rim) prices i've been seeing? can i lace up dirtbike rims or are there shouldered steel rims out there? this isnt a race bike just a street bike i want the look on.

some people are like slinkies, basically useless but they still make me smile when i push them down the stairs
 

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The Honda CL77 (305) scrambler had steel shouldered rims...very strong. I think 19" though.

Beware the cheap Chinese rims, I've trued a couple, sub-standard quality, stress risers in the spoke dimples, not suitable for use on larger bikes in my opinion ( I wouldn't use them on any bike for that matter). They require some unnatural spoke tweaking to get them passably straight. I'm speaking of the Chinese alloy rims...I've never spoked a Chinese steel rim.

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40 spoke, 19" front-18" rear

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1975-76 GL1000 and 1975-76 CB750A hondamatics came with DID aluminum shouldered rims. The hondamatics are direct replacement hubs for a cb750K (use your K spacers and parts or relace them to the F hub). The GL1000 front wheel will work fi you swap all your brake parts, but the rear will have to be relaced to your hub because GL1000s are shaft drive.

When I first started messing with cb750s, hondamatics were cheap and I would buy the whole bike (usually for $100-$500 running) swap the rims, and then resell for what I paid for it. 90% of the people who bought them didn't know it was supposed to have aluminum rims and most were happy at how shiney the chrome was on them. I bent the last set I had on a series of NYC potholes, went back to steel, and have since not sought out another hondamatic....although there was one on CL last year for $300.

Edited by - Geeto67 on May 08 2007 12:30:57 PM
 

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i cannot believe i forgot the 750a had the aluminum rims, these damn pain killers are kicking my ass. i've put my bids in


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