Honda CBX550 spoke adapters.

Sorry for keeping you without fresh posts,  I was quite busy with some orders, even havd to lay aside front mudguard for KZ650. So this post would be about one of those orders  that are interesting in two ways:

  •  I made it to order the first time;
  •  huge difference between weight of raw material and ready parts.

What you may see on the photo below is slightly more than 10 kg of 6mm plate of 2024 tempered aluminum.

The parts on the next photo are CNC-ed  of that very plate and their summary weight is only one and half kilogram.

Honda CBX550 spoke adapter (aluminium)That is why these spoke adapters (or in other words Comstar conversion rings) for Honda CBX550 wheels  are pricy: only 2024 and 7075 aluminum alloys in their tempered states are suitable for such parts, and as you may see, the weight of input  is hugely overweight the output. Time of CNC milling machine is also not cheap, and as a matter of fact, these parts are to be treated on lathe and drilling machine afterwards. Also don’t forget to take into account some handiwork.

However, ready parts look very nice, hope customer would be happy with them.  Here are some photos:

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7 Comments

  1. Nigel Jarvis

    Hi I have a Honda CBX 550, which I am converting into a 1960’s Mike Hailwood race replica!
    I am very interested in your wheel conversion rims.
    Can you give me a price and delivery times.
    Many thanks
    Nigel Jarvis

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  2. gazzz (Post author)

    Hi Nigel,

    I answered you via email.

    Kind regards,
    Nazar

    Reply
  3. Tony Gotesson

    Hi!
    First, I’m a Big fan of Your polishing skills!
    Those hubs are true porno! Me, I’ve done a lot of
    Polishing cast aluminum calipers, engine
    Covers and so on. Getting yourself totally black
    Of dust. So I’m very impressed of your patience.

    Yes, I understand those spoke adaptors are pricey but
    How much are we talking about? Second, are they made for narrow or wide ( is there a difference) mount to the hub flanges?

    Again, I Love Your Work!
    Tony Götesson

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    1. gazzz (Post author)

      Hi Tony,

      Thanks you very much for so pleasant comment, I appreciate it greatly! I answered you via email.

      Kind regards,
      Nazar

      Reply
  4. Jordan Thomson

    Hi Nazar,

    Those wheels look great with the spoke conversion! I have a CBX myself and was wondering if this could be done, great job!
    I was about to start disassembling the wheels to reverse engineer the hole pattern/spacing etc. But it looks like you have already done a very good job of that. Is there any chance you could sell me the plans/ blueprints in digital form?
    I am cnc machinist and could make them if I had the dimensions/sizes. Of course I am willing to pay you for your effort and I can assure you this is only for a personal project and not commercial purposes.

    Let me know if we can work something out.
    Thanks, Jordan.

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    1. gazzz (Post author)

      Hi Jordan,

      Thank you for good words!

      I gladly share information, tips and tricks, however I never share or sell blueprints. If you are a skilled machinist it wouldn’t take much time and moreover it’s fun to make such things for oneself. Why copy ready blueprints, if you could get amazing result and discover something new while applying traditional tools and techniques? I like reverse engineering and sometimes I even use old good graph paper, dividers and so on.

      Kind regards,
      Nazar

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      1. Jordan Thomson

        Hi Nazar,
        Thank you for your prompt response. I understand completely why you wouldn’t want to share your prints. I thought maybe you would want to make some money without the effort of making and shipping the parts.
        It won’t take me long to measure everything but I will have to take my bike apart so I guess I’ll just wait for winter when I’m not riding.
        Thanks again,
        Jordan.

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