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    Hi all.

    Its been a long time since I have posted.

    I have nearly finished restoring my CX500 Shadow,(think you guys call it a standard), just have a few little details to do and have to paint it the final colour.

    Before I can call it done I want to attempt the spoke wheel conversion. I have a set of comstars that I can sacrifice to get the hubs I need.

    I originally read abut this a few years ago on the old forum and have been searching this forum and the old forum for the information.

    I have read the threads with the pictures that show how it is done but I was sure that I had seen a thread or a diagram that showed the sizes/dimensions of the round plates I have to make up for the front and rear wheels.

    Can anyone help me with these dimensions or point me in the right direction. I have not purchased the new outer alloy rims yet so not sure about number of spokes etc.



    I would appreciate any help or advice offerred.

    Thank you

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    I don't have the information at hand but if I ever saw it again I would save it all. But I believe the source of the mod came from the german forum. I can't read it so I don't know how to get around.



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    If you look at this picture it seems like the answer could be found easily.



    All it seems like you would really need to know is the distance between the 5 bolts on the front wheel measuring crossways and then the same for the rear. With that information I could blow up the image and make it a real circle. That should show where all the holes go and a template could be made.





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    Blind, that is a great idea !!

    (I am mad I didn't think of it myself) !!

    I will measure the hole spacing in the hubs over the weekend and report back.

    Thank you

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    I wonder if old Goldwing wheels would fit a CX/GL500. I bring this question up because my '76 Goldwing has spoked wheels. The shaft drive of the Goldwing shares components with the CX/GL500 so it may be possible. Anyone know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dash View Post
    I wonder if old Goldwing wheels would fit a CX/GL500. I bring this question up because my '76 Goldwing has spoked wheels. The shaft drive of the Goldwing shares components with the CX/GL500 so it may be possible. Anyone know?


    I am pretty sure I read an article somewhere about using Goldwing rims on a GL. Now if only I could remember where.

    I'll do some research and see if I can find it.
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    Spaceriger did it on the old forum. Look up arecent post by need4steed on here for links to his write up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by americanclassic View Post
    Spaceriger did it on the old forum. Look up arecent post by need4steed on here for links to his write up.


    Found it.



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    The Gold wing wheels are a bit different so the spacers may need to be fabricated. I just put on a Goldwing front wheel on a 1981 CX and had to make spacers. The Goldwing rear wheel has a disk and that has to be adapted to the swingarm. The master cylinder will have to be mounted as well.

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