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OK, I'm a master of parts interchanging on cars & trucks, especially old Fords, but with the bike thing I'm waaay weak!
Here's the deal, when the wife's SS750 needs tires I was thinking of swapping to another kind of Honda wheel and tire set up. What I hope to accomplish is a different look and go tubeless too. So I guess I will only consider aluminum non-spoked rims.
Question is, what other Honda {Aero, Ace, etc} would make a good donor to do such a swap? I looked at aftermarket billets :shock: :shock: and that aint happening!
Anybody got any advice??
Thanks!
 

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Not trying to hijack this thread at all, but I'm looking for the exact info in the other direction. I'd like to put a Spirit front wheel and fender on my 02 ACE. I've searched ALOT and cannot find a definate yes or no to whether or not the parts are a direct or minimal modification swap. Thanks! Rich
 

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http://www.shadowriders.net/

I'd have given you a more specific link, but I'm at work and I can't access the site, sorry.

There's a guy, airportFF is his screenname, who put a set of aluminum wheels from a Honda sport bike on his lady's 750 Spirit. I can't remember the model of the bike that they came off of, but they are a three spoke cast aluminum wheel and adapted well to the 750 Shadow. Do a search over there looking for his posts and you should find the threads pertaining to these wheels. Hope this helps!

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From what I've read so far, I guess there is no "direct fit" swap for the front or rear on the SS750. I'm not afraid of a little machining or fabricating, but the swaps I've seen so far are a bit more involved than I wanted to get into just for the peace of mind going tubeless would bring! I guess I was just hoping some year model ACE or Aero would have a non-spoked solid wheel that I could refinish and fit as close to stock size tire as I could find on them and go! Custom wheels would be great but $2,000 wheels on a $5,000 bike is a bit silly for me.
Still, if anybody knows of a easy way to accomplish my goal, I'm all ears!

Thanks for all the links too! Keep 'em coming! 8)
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My thinking was about the same as yours Eddie. I'd love to be able to get rid of the tubes but so far it looks like too much money or work. :(
 
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