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Postby gdp1701 » Fri Nov 04, 2005 1:23 pm

A worthwhile mod. to the zzr1100 D (zx-11 D) in my opinion. The ZX9C model rear wheel is about 9lb lighter; the ZX9E model front is roughly 3.25lb lighter. This means there is less gyroscopic effect, which is a big help. Also less inertia and less unsprung weight so wheel travel is faster. Plus, they are so much easier to clean than the standard fit. Some people only do the front wheel for better agility, quicker steering response, but I did both as I like my wheels to match

Front Wheel

Get one of the following:
ZX9 E (2000 on)
ZX6R G1 or 2 (1998)

They have the same spindle diameter as the stock D. On the speedo drive side start by removing the bearing seal and machine the protruding housing down by 8mm and then cut 2 slots either side of the bearing to accommodate the speedo drive exactly the same as stock 1100 wheel. Reduce the width of the speedo drive and the coupling by 7mm. Then sink the speedo drive dust seal in by about 2mm. For the opposite side you need to make a new spacer 1.5mm longer than the stock one.

Rear wheel

For the rear you need ZX9C (98--99) wheel, sprocket carrier, cush and spacers. Your stock disc will bolt straight on. You’ll need to buy a sprocket for a ZX9 but with the number of teeth you like as ZX9 has only 41. On the disc side of wheel remove and slim down the dust seal and machine 5mm from the protruding bearing housing. Reduce the spacer down to 7mm. On the drive side, reduce the spacer down to 11mm and fit straight in.

Refit wheels, go ride, be surprised at the difference.

There are at least 5 I know of who have done this mod and are running it with no problems.

Note that I do not take the credit for it. I picked it up elsewhere but I am sure the 'inventor' would not mind me sharing it. That's what it's all about, isn't it?
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Postby ZZRBOY » Sun Nov 12, 2006 7:54 pm

Is this just for the D's or will it work on the C's as well. I fitted a ZX9-R rear shock too my ZZR 250, whick was nices. :P
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Postby abjectblitz » Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:45 am

Would like to have this on my Zed but I have no knowledge of machning things down, making spacers :(

Been thinking about getting dymag wheels but they dont fit with original sprockets :(
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Postby tenbears » Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:43 pm

said to be a good mod which improves handling.

If I see some cheap spares going on fleabay might well be tempted but I've invested in loads of spare 11 wheels, and also had them powder coated so the extra expense might not warrant it just yet.

Shame you can't post up some nice close up shots gdp...
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Postby zzr_600_lad » Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:47 pm

don't the 1100 wheels fit the 600?

I'm sure they'd be easy to sell if this was the case.
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Postby tenbears » Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:49 pm

I'd be surprised if they did... as the rim width is larger to accomodate the larger tyres.
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Postby zzr_600_lad » Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:38 pm

sorry - thought they both had 160's. Do they have 180's then?
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Postby Gazzyv » Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:56 pm

STD for an 1100 C is 170 dunno about the D's

but a lot run 180's (me included :arrow: )
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Postby gdp1701 » Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:05 am

No this does not work for an 1100 C, different wheel spindle sizes at least on the front, 20mm as opposed to 25, (you could always sleeve it I suppose) and different rear rim size

Std tyres on a D are 120/70 front, 180/55 rear.
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Postby Sgoaty » Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:21 am

Where did you get your rear sprocket from and what size did you go for?
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