Wheel + Swing Arm Mod

FZ-16/FZ-S Wheel + Swing Arm for R15


So, This part of the modd deals with replacing the R15's wheels with the ones of FZ-16.

P.S. : The wheels and the Swing arm for an FZ WOULD NOT BE a direct fit for the R15 and has to be customized accordingly.
The cons of this modd would be:
  • The height of the bike would increase tremendously (short people please don't go for this modd as your feet wouldn't touch the ground).
  • FZ-16 has no Rear Disc brake. This implies the wheel rim has no disc and the swing arm doesn't consist of the disc brake pad assembly.
  • FZ-16 has a basic mono shock while R15 has a linked type mono shock (advanced).
  • Reduced mileage and handling.
The pros of this modd is:
  • Fatter rims and wheels and a better looking swing arm + hugger.
  • No other pros - This is just a waste of time if you have lots of time to waste. The whole customisation is just for the bike to look better.

If you ever wondered what would be the cost of all the parts, the approx is as follows :
FZ16 Rear Rim + the tyre = 5K
FZ16 Swing arm = 2K
FZ16 Shocks = 2.5K
FZ16 Front Rim + the tyre = 3K

Pictures of Few parts I bought...
  • FZ-16 Swing arm + Mono shocks (spring)
  • Bought a silencer/muffler/exhaust pipe which i will fix under the seat. This silencer has a nozzle to toggle between free flow (loud sound) and the normal flow (no sound).
  • Front Twin Disc - Bought a Disc and calliper to act as twin discs
  • A longer Chain ( FZ Chain), FZ Sprocket Holder, Front+Back Bearings, Front+Back Axel, Chain Adjusters
  • Front Wheel Odometer Plug for FZ
  • Pirelli Diablo Z  160/60/17. Wont be buying an FZ's front tyre as the current rear tyre of the R15 is the same size as the front one of FZ but a little fatter.
If you ever need imported fat tyres like Dunlop, Pirelli, (& lots more) for a cheaper price.
Contact.. (+91 9448708513)
Mahesh Kumar - Tyre Junction








 
Methods:

Wheels  : (Has to be done professionally using a CNC Welding Machine)
  • Front Wheel - The front wheel cast/rim of FZ is broader at the center where the axle sits. R15 does not have boader telescopic shocks and hence it would be impossible for an FZ front rim to fit in between the telescopic shock absorbers. Since this modd involves Front Twin Disc brake assembly, the following has to be done. The right side of the Original R15 front wheel cast is cut at the center along the axis in order to slice out the whole side that holds the disc brake. The FZ front rim is sliced similarly on the left side along the axis. Now the Right side of the R15 front rim is welded on to the Left side of the FZ rim hence making it thinner at the center than before and now the result would have both the sides with the provision for disc brakes and a perfect fit into the thinner telescopic shocks of R15. The photo shows the front wheel with twin discs. If you dint notice, the silver part on the rim is the original R15's part chopped and CNC welded on to the black FZ's rim on the left side. P.S. This whole procedure should be done only with a CNC Welding machine.
  • Rear Wheel - The only modd for the rear wheel is fixing a Rear disc brake onto the FZ (drum brake) wheel cast. The same method above for the front wheel is applied here too. The right side of the R15 wheel (that holds the disc) is chopped and CNC welded onto the new FZ rear wheel. If you dint notice, the silver part on the back rim is the original R15's part chopped and CNC welded on to the black FZ's rim on the left side.     
  

 
FZ Swing Arm :
  • I dint have a photo to describe hence drew one. Fig A. is R15 swing arm. Fig B. is FZ Swing arm. Fig C. is the modified swing arm. The top part of the R15's is cut and welded on to the top part of the FZ. Likewise, the middle part of the FZ swing arm holding the spring is cut on either side to bring the upper ends closer.


 
Front Left Telescopic Shocks : (Front twin Disc Brake)
  • In order to hold the LHS Side Disc brake calliper, this modd is done.

Spring Placement :
  • The bottom end of the Sping is mounted on the Swing Arm, The top end is mounted onto a holder which is welded on the frame at this particular position as shown in figure. Red shows the Swing arm and the clamp that is welded onto the frame. Blue is the Spring shock absorber.


Pictures at Workshop..



Final Pictures..







Painted the disc callipers black. (looks better)


55 comments:

  1. Hi, please post pics when u get the parts

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  2. Hi Bevin... all the best for your attempt... wishing you for a fantastic output...

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  3. Give more information about it ………….
    Wheels For Sale

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  4. hey thank you.. im thinkin of goin for black.. tried some photoshop designs.. gold looked good too..but.. stil not satisfied..so no risk.. just black for now..
    Bike undergon the modds.. lots of work to be done.. wil try to update my blog soon..

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  5. update here with the pix of bike under modd.

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  6. Bevin ....can u tell me the length of FZ's swingarm...?

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  7. Lenght = 62 cms
    frame end 7 inches
    wheel holding end 8.5 inches

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  8. plz post pic...how u adjust chain drive..with this fat tyre...any adjustment in front sprocket..??

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  9. sorry.. i meant sprocket holder. No change in front sprocket or the back one. only chain and sprocket holder is new. chain drive is adjusted by normal way..using those leveling screws..which is used for FZ.

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  10. looks like you got lot of fans, boy !!

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  11. hi red :) it looks nice:)
    need to see it will meet u soon:)

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  12. Hi bevin,

    can you sujjest if the the FZ rear swing arm and mono shock and rims will fit in 2004 pulsar dtsi.

    Also, for fitting the monoshock , do I need to remove the stock air filter. please reply to : roy_saikat1983@hotmail.com

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  13. have u fitted r15 v2's rear body or not is it possible i aslo want to do it

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    1. it is possible, you just have to bend our existing frame and make few changes to it . you need a good welder to help you with fixing new clamp points.

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  14. Hi please see the next tab,
    I am not fixing the new tail.
    Sorry ....

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  15. can this be done on an rx100?

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    1. depends.. i would not suggest it though.

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  16. Hi Bevin,

    This is the best R15 mod bike i hv ever seen with fully techinical work. I appreciate your work.


    Sarooth

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  17. I want to put twin dics in front of my fz16 can u suggest how can i do it that wont cost too much and were or what kind of fork should i used. Tnx!



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    1. hi,
      well.. i wud suggest u to actually buy the rim of any superbike.. that would be the best..
      or if u dont wana do that.. u could just get another Rim for FZ chop the disc off and cnc weld it to urs.. u need to change only one fork to hold the other disk.. or u cud probably weld that too like how i did mine.
      cnc welding is kinda costly..cos of its precision.. n i guess very few shops have that machine.
      to weld a rim with another disc costs abt 3 k.. and a rim costs only 4 k
      so.....
      a superbike's rim costs about 6k.
      so.. u decide what suits ur need betr.
      cheers :P

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  18. I want to put twin dics in front of my fz16 can u suggest how can i do it that wont cost too much and were or what kind of fork should i used. Tnx!



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    1. Hi, sorry for the late reply,
      My rim is also of Fz-16, please read above, its kinda simple, get another rim and CNC weld the portion that holds the disc on to ur current rim.
      the fork is the same fork agin. get the thing welded on to the fork as well.
      The thing abt CNC welding is, its damn strong and perfect,

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  19. hey bevinnn am fromkerala.... wana hav projectr lights...... cn u gt it fr me plszsz ll send d money bfr yu post t fr me...plszsz cn u do it fr me?? 9995 61 63 63 is ma no

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    1. hi dude, i am really sorry, i wish i cud help you, its just that i stay really far from that place and i have ofc during weekdays n colege during weekends.

      Instead of geting it from blore,ask people where is any scrap yard of vehicles in ur city. (every city has one) so you can get the projectors easily from there.
      I wud suggest you to buy Skoda octavia projectors

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  20. Ya cool mod dude. I have R15 V2and I like to mod my twin disc like urs. How much it costs for r15 v2? Can u email me more details of modding?? Here is my id: Love4ever.026gmail.com

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  21. u can manage to get a rim from scrap yard for abt 600 rs.

    CNC welding will come to about 2000 for both rim and the fork. so.. approx .. about 3000rs



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  22. Is it posi to change r15 v2's rear swing arm directly on oldr r15 if yes wht othr changes i hav do like disc brake or the chain sproacket.. etc

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    1. Yes it is possible,
      It is almost a direct fit,
      u have to buy a new swing arm, new disc, new calliper, new rim, new axle, and u have to make a little modification to the upper end of the Shocks. u have to actually get it fixed a lil lower than the current holder position. so that the height of the bike will increase and it ll prevent the swing arm to hit the lower base of the tail frame.

      so bottom line , the entire rear portion of the wheel + swing arm is what u ll have to buy.

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  23. what is the width and aspect ratio ot the tyre u fitted

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  24. i want to fix 180/60r17 rear tyre in my yamaha r15v2 will u plz help me

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  25. Hi,
    If you are planning not to change the existing Rear Rim, then i would suggest you to fix a 160/60/17. 180 will just not fit cos of the swing arm.

    If you want to fix 180, you will have to change the swing arm and the rim.

    Find out what is the tyre radius of Duke 200. that tyre looks wider. If its 17, then its a direct fit.

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  26. Hey bro I had Yamaha r15 v.2 and rear Tyre is almost damaged so I m planing to buy a new Tyre . But I want t fit the tyre of fazer size 140.65 .17 and the existing Tyre size is 130.70.17...so is it possible to fit in existing rim bcoz I do not have spair money to buy a new rim

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    1. Hi,
      The rim size of both the rims are 17.. so its a yes, you can fix that tyre.
      But if u want ur tyre to look broader(if thats your intention) u have to go for 140 -(70)17..
      If you fix 65.. u wont find any difference..n im pretty sure FZ's tyre is 140-60-17 n not 65.. so just recheck..
      so bottom line.. buy 140-70-17, if not.. 140-65-17 is fine.

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  27. what will it cost for changing swingarm as well as rim for a really fat rear tyre in r15v2 ? and what should i do with the front tyre? do i also have to change something there? what is the total cost of doing all this?

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    1. Hi,
      The only way is to change the Rim,its gonna cost a lot,

      best is buy a 150 / 60/17 tyre, that ll look fat for the rear tyre
      and for the front.. just change the tyre to a fater one, it ll look good


      If u looking at changeing sing arm + rim,, buy R6 swing arm + wheel rim + shocks+ sprocket.
      it ll be around 14k from yamaha

      Regards,
      Bevin

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  28. Hi Bevin,

    Good job dude...................

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    1. Thanks for the heads up :)

      Regards,
      Bevin

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  29. sir,can u plz tell me wer i can get front fairing of r15 at low price &how to fit it on cbz xtreme.i had already fitted my bike with monoshox,dual silencers and K&N air filter...

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    1. Sorry i replied late,
      C the next tab

      Regards,
      Bevin

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  30. How much did the Pirelli Diablo Z cost you? Just the tyre?
    Reply ASAP. I'm looking forward to buy one immediately.
    Thanks!

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  31. i want to know the maximum thickness (width + profile) of the tyres (front + rear) that an R15 version 2.0 can support easily , without any kind of problem. suggest me some affordable tyres.

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  32. Hey Bevin,
    I m havin r15 v2 and i n thinking to shift the exaust below tail light. Is it possible and also pls suggest me the steps for it. And i wang to put a single exaust so which exaust is preferable.

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  33. Also please can u mail mevyhe pics of ur bike specially the front tyre dual disc...

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  34. Srry my email id is niravpatel151@yahoo.com . Will be awaiting for yr mail at the soonest... Thank you...nirav

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  35. Bevin i want to change front tyre of r15 v2.
    What is the best broad tyre size gor it.
    It should not touch ant obstacles.
    Is 110 70r17 wil suit it.
    Currentbit has 90 80r17

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  36. Hi Bevin,
    I have R152.0. I want to fit ABS in that either manual or automatic.
    Can you pl. tell me or guide me on this ??
    Becasue I got slipped once by wheel locking. :(

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  37. Plz email me..... How to fix pulsar swing arm in rpyal enfield standard old..

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  38. can the Front and rear suspension components bought straight from a yamaha dealer?

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  39. #Bevin Abraham meri bi bike r15 v1 hai merko sirf apna rear mudguard change karna hai......ho sakta hai tum hari bike ki tarah plzzz bro help me

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