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    Adapting RSV4 wheels to Gen 1

    I'm installing a set of rims from an '13 TV4. So far I know the front calipers' mount surfaces need to be shaved. That's all good.

    Now to the rear. According to my trusty tape measure the V4 hub is 1/8th inch - yes, in inches - wider than the Gen 1's Brembo hub so I've had that amount removed from the outboard edge of the rear brake caliper bracket. The wheel now goes on well but I'm suspecting that the rear caliper is not compatible with the V4 brake rotor.

    So can someone confirm that for me and also let me know if I'll need to use a different caliper bracket or will my now altered Gen 1 piece still be usable?

    Thanks. It's not like I ever use a rear brake anyways but it would look funny without it, right??



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    What are you're issues Gary; are the pads over-hanging=bad or do they not cover enough rotor=not so bad?
    Chris
    What kind of bike is that?
    It's an Aprilia!!!
    Who makes them?
    .......... lets go of clutch lever.

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    No, it's a lateral thing. I'm going to scrap the idea of altering the caliper bracket and go back to a stock one, then remove a little material from the wheel bushing on the left side. Have you got these wheels on your bike, Chris? Did it require heroics? I've been told to just spread the swing arm a little but I'm not real cozy with that idea just yet.


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    No, I have the old school OZ wheels. Was just curious of your issue. Spreading the swing arm might work, but I would rather machine stuff to fit rather than changing angles like that.
    Chris
    What kind of bike is that?
    It's an Aprilia!!!
    Who makes them?
    .......... lets go of clutch lever.

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    Plenty of other people and I use Gen2 or RSV4 rear wheels on our Gen1 bikes with no modifications to the wheel or spacers. Gen2 and RSV4 rear wheels are dimensionally the same (except for a little extra cutout for the APRC pickup which doesn't affect this application). My swing arm has plenty of clearance, there is at least 6mm of spring to it when you loosen the axle nut. Your's sounds tighter, but I don't think a little spread would hurt anything. There is a small amount (3mm) of misalignment between the front and rear sprockets, but it has not caused any extra wear to the chain or sprockets in the 20+k miles I've ridden with the Gen2 wheels.
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    Thanks Dan.


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    Im running Gen 2 on my gen 1.

    No mods on the rear but its tight to fit in the swinger.

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    Thanks. So is there a preferred method of spreading a swing arm? Seems medieval to me.


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    Mine actually fit but feck me its tight.

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