Another conundrum. We bought wire wheels with the bike because we wanted the hubs. We’re running a Triumph front end and we have the 955i discs so we knew that there wouldn’t be a problem with the calipers and mounting to the forks, for a change! However, we need to make a spacer to move the caliper and disc away from the new spokes as clearance is always an issue. The Triumph forks actually help us here as they are much wider than the OE items which look like they should take a scooter wheel.
You can’t beat years of knowledge and Martin found the problem straight off. The hub only has 4 disc mounting holes, the Triumph disc has 5. You can’t line it up without hitting a countersunk bolt that will be holding in the spacer. Martin can’t miss an opportunity to get a Yamaha part in the build, and sure enough an FZR1000 disc, with 6 bolt holes lines up perfectly, missing the spacer that’s yet to be fabricated.
The wiring is a mess and will be replaced, it just goes to show what can lurk within, butchered and waiting to cause you problems.
Previously... Bits and Bobs arrive
The Triumph 955i Daytona front end is awesome, looks great and is renowned for being solid and planted with great brakes.
The Zephyr 1100 swingarm gives us options with wheels/tyres.
Previously... The design for the S5z is complete and the build is underway - new bodywork, front and rear ends and a completely different stance, but still a familiar silhouette…