TDM900 : 17" front wheel


Why fitting a 17" front wheel ?
• Better handling - but also lowed stability.
• May fit a sport-type tyre, also some good bargains with full 17" set-up.

Fitting a 17" front wheel is a very easy mod to do on a TDM900 :
• get a YZF-R1 / R6 / FZ1000 front wheel
• eventualy swap the R1 brake disks with the stock TDM brake disks
• put the wheel on the TDM, it fits directly !

The bare front wheel bears part number 4XV-25168-00-33 (or 4XV-25168-00-35 depending with bike color).
This part number is to be found on these bikes :
• YZF-R1 from 1998 to 2001 (part number starts with 5PW in 2002 & 2003, wheel swap may not be correct) .
• YZF-R6 from 1999 to 2002 (unknown part number before 1999).
• FZ1000 from 2002 to 2003 (unknown part number before 2002).

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Dog bones

Replacing the front wheel with a 17" one means the front-end will drop half an inch down. You may keep it that way (and raise the headlight beam), or you may also lower the rear-end.
This is done with longer dog-bones.

(image)Stock arms design

(image)Arm design for 11.5mm drop-down.
Use it for lowering the rear-end along with dropping down the front-end upper bracket.

(image)Arm design for 17" front wheel.
Use it along with a 17" front wheel and keep a good level between the front-end and the rear-end.


Changing the front wheel means (at least in France) that the bike is no longer legal, or something like that. Consequently you may get a ticket and loose any insurance right in case of accident.

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