View Full Version : Honda Rincon wheels on 97 Hijet
07-28-2008, 06:12 PM
I completed this project the other afternoon, but finally have time to post
the info and pics.
I had to remove the center of the hubs since they were larger than the Honda rims. Got the rims from salvage at the local atv shop.
The wheels bolted up well and the tires fit better and there is less shake than when on the stock rims.
I wanted 12x6 but got 2 12x7.5 and put them on the rear. I would recommend to go 12x6 all around. Double check the clearance with the e brake line and the wheel.
07-28-2008, 06:26 PM
when you say you had to remove the center of the hub what exactly do you mean? did you machine off the little snout that bears the weight of the vehicle upon the rim? or is it just a little plastic decorative hub?
07-28-2008, 06:33 PM
I machined down the center of the cast brake drum and front hub to allow the atv rim to seat down under the studs without taking out the center of the rim, since the atv rims have a smaller center.
Yes, I know, but I have checked the nuts and they remain tight. We are talking about a light vehicle here and once the lugs are tight, there is no weight on the centers. If there is, the nuts are loose.
07-28-2008, 08:59 PM
Nice job! Did those wide ones in the rear fit with no spacers then?
07-28-2008, 09:20 PM
The pic of just the rear was with a 12x6 front rim. The side view is with the 12x6 on the front and the 12x7.5 on the rear.
The inside of the rim rubbed the e brake cable a bit. Clearance between the rear tire and the leaf springs is probably less than an inch now, I have not actually measured it.
The front tires rub the wheel well when on rough places but I can cover the rub mark with my thumb. When turned extreme left or right, the tires still rub the rod that goes from the lower A arm to the front under the bumper.
I would recommend the 12x6 all around but I used what was I was given. The hard part was getting the tire to seat the bead. A bit of sweat, a few persuasive words, the proper alignment of the stars and some luck got it done. I did have to reshape the tin cover inside the rear brake drum. It rubbed the wide rim but when I had the 6 inch wide rim, I didn't notice any contact.
I wonder.......could I stretch the stock street tires over the 7.5 wide rims? Mebbe another day.
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