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Old 04-11-2012, 10:29 AM   #1
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Anyone swap the 2012 DX wheel yet?

As the title says, has anyone swapped the 2012 new spoked DX wheels yet onto an older model DX? I'm trying to make up my mind on these. A big selling point over the Muscle wheels is they are cheaper and already are powdercoated black which will save me more money in the long run.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:09 AM   #2
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Cpt America did a great write up of switching over to the muscle wheels. There are a couple different ways you can go about doing it but need to decided on if you want to use your stock axles or swap out for the new ones. I plan on putting the 2012 DX wheels on my 05B here shortly, just waiting for them to ship out. I'm going to use the method the Cpt America did on his and just get some of the spacers machined and made.
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:12 AM   #3
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Yeah, I would have to agree that CptAmerica did a fantastic job on his Wheel mod...
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:05 AM   #4
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I'm going to do this to my '10 DX instead of replacing the crushed stock wheel. If I remember right, CPTAmerica had to do the axle conversion because his 'Rod was older than '08, am I right? Aren't the '08 and later models compatible with most of their parts? Shouldn't I be able to do a straight one-for-one swap or does the inverted forks make it a new beast requiring a conversion?
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:19 AM   #5
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As the title says, has anyone swapped the 2012 new spoked DX wheels yet onto an older model DX? I'm trying to make up my mind on these. A big selling point over the Muscle wheels is they are cheaper and already are powdercoated black which will save me more money in the long run.
I have the 2012 DX wheels on order. I should have them on my 08 DX by the end of the month. I'll post pics when it's done.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:38 AM   #6
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I have the 2012 DX wheels on order. I should have them on my 08 DX by the end of the month. I'll post pics when it's done.
I HAVE JUST COMPLETED THE SWITCH ON AN 08 SIMPLE JOB JUST NEEDED TO MACHINE THE REAR SPACER AND SHIMS TO CENTER THE WHEEL AND INSTALLED THE DOUBLE ROLLER BEARINGS IN BACK. FRONT IS SIMPLE SWAPOUT LOOK IN BADWOLF'S GARAGE BIZ'S CUSTOM
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:42 AM   #7
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Yes, 2008+ bikes have a 25mm axle where the 2007 and lowers have the 1" axle. So for you guys that have the 08 bikes it is just a straight swap out for the newer 12 rims. But for me and Firemt27 we will either have to swap the whole rear end or cut down a new axle or go the route Cpt America did and swap out the bearings and fab up some spacers to fit it.

As for the front wheel, won't make a difference at all if the forks are inverted or not. Still using the same axle size and all so should be just fine.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:00 AM   #8
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Yes, 2008+ bikes have a 25mm axle where the 2007 and lowers have the 1" axle. So for you guys that have the 08 bikes it is just a straight swap out for the newer 12 rims. But for me and Firemt27 we will either have to swap the whole rear end or cut down a new axle or go the route Cpt America did and swap out the bearings and fab up some spacers to fit it.

As for the front wheel, won't make a difference at all if the forks are inverted or not. Still using the same axle size and all so should be just fine.
Ok, now I'm confused. BadWolf is saying there is some fab involved to get the 2012 DX wheels on a 2008 DX. Demthios is saying it's a straight up swap....Which is it?
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:53 AM   #9
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Just the centering of the wheel with the bushings in the swingarm and the bearing spacer inside the wheel needs to be cut for correct bearing spacing and then if i remember the cush drive to the pulley spacer needed to be adjusted i think it was about .040 0ff that spacer using the double roller bearings
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Yeah, Capt America did an excellent job and write up. When and if I do the swap, I'll be referencing his thread. I love the muscle wheels but price wise I was looking at the 12' Dx wheels. I was just fishing around to see if anyone had actually done it on their 2011 and under dx so I could get a visual idea of how they would look. Im assuming the 12' Dx wheels are the same size (ie: bearings, axles, etc) as the muscle wheels. I planned on cross referencing the wheel installation kits for both to confirm or deny my theory.

08+ is a straight swap for the muscle to dx wheels. 07' and under requires the write up of CPt America. Assuming the 12' dx wheels are the same size of the muscle wheels it should also be a straight swap.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:46 AM   #11
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Just the centering of the wheel with the bushings in the swingarm and the bearing spacer inside the wheel needs to be cut for correct bearing spacing and then if i remember the cush drive to the pulley spacer needed to be adjusted i think it was about .040 0ff that spacer using the double roller bearings
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08+ is a straight swap for the muscle to dx wheels. 07' and under requires the write up of CPt America. Assuming the 12' dx wheels are the same size of the muscle wheels it should also be a straight swap.
Contradictory statements I think. Muscle to DX wheels? I have an 08 DX and I want to put on 12 DX wheels. I need to know exactly. I don't have the facilities to do the work myself so I am having the dealership do it while they are replacing my bad ABS sensors. If there are some "gotcha's I want to make sure they are aware before they do it.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:49 AM   #12
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different animal with the abs brakes can't tell you what it would be haven't done it on the abs I know there is somthing with the bearings that differ too!
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you can go to ronnies.com and look at oem micro fich and see if there is a visual and part number differance to!
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go to the cpt. america's listing and follow his advise just went over it again and he is right on, I just opted to get the heavyer duty rear wheel bearings of the 07 and go from there,sorry if I caused any confusion but Cpt. is right on with his (http://www.1130cc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=160339)
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go to the cpt. america's listing and follow his advise just went over it again and he is right on, I just opted to get the heavyer duty rear wheel bearings of the 07 and go from there,sorry if I caused any confusion but Cpt. is right on with his (http://www.1130cc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=160339)
CptAmerica did F wheels on a DX. I'm doing 12 DX wheels on a 08 DX w/ABS. I'll just have to work with the shop to make sure it isn't screwed up. According to them it's a straight swap.
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