ducati list a 180 alternitive on the bike and in the manual for my 800ss. 170 alternitve for the 1000ss.franzl66 said:ive got a stock 900ss wheel 4.5 wide would a 180/55 tire fit on it?
I looked around a bit, and didn't find any. If you are going to go with aftermarket wheels, 5.5 was the narrowest I found. I wanted to stick w/ the 4.5/160 also, but ended up going to a 5.5supersparky750 said:so, taking this idea one step further, does anyone make a lightweight 4.5" wheel for the SS? I see 5.5 and 5.75 advertised, but I would rather keep my 4.5"/160 configuration.
the new wheels are made my marchessini, not brembo any more.supersparky750 said:okay, one more question and I'll stop hijacking this thread. If there is no lightweight alternative for the 4.5 rear wheel, is there really much weight to be saved by switching to a cast magnesium/forged aluminum 5.5 with it's heavier rim and larger tire? Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the '03 800ss come with 5 spoke wheels instead of the 3 spoke? did it have a 4.5" rear? were they made by brembo? Sorry about all the spastic questions, I've had a lot of coffee this morning.
this post is extremely hard to understand.franzl66 said:well i got a 5.5 rim off a 2000 monster anf put on a 180 avon 46 great tire looks great not to big and i just started working at ducati bmw triumph of pittsburgh, all thats left before retitling my bike is a new chain and hopefully a center stand or new kickstand,(mines broke) any ideas where to get one?
you just have to flip the front sprocket [flush face out] it effectively shifts the countershaft sprocket line, out 10+ mm to get the chain line straight for the wider wheel. there is no difference in swingarms.JDuc said:the new wheels are made my marchessini, not brembo any more.
As of 02, I believe all of the SSs came with the 5 spokes.
One question I have then: Is the swing arm from the 750 the same as the 900? Will it even accept the 5.5" wheel?