11 Spin the wheel and check operation of the rear brake. This re-aligns the
pistons in the caliper.
FINAL NOTES and COMMENTS:
1 The GSXR rotor is about 1 inch smaller in diameter than
the GS500 rotor and about 1/2 of the GS brake pad comes in contact with the rotor.
The brake pads will wear funny. Get over it.
2 The rear brake arm is NOT modified with a 150 tire and
the clearance on both sides of the tire is acceptable. 160 tire...I
do not know if it will fit.
3 I used a 1988-89 GSXR 750 wheel because the GS500
cush hub is a direct swap. This allows for perfect chain alignment or as good
as a stock GS500.
4 A late model KATana 600/750, SV650, RF600, Bandit 600
might work.... I do not know. I have not had one in my hands to verify
5 This is the proceedure I did...WITH HAND TOOLS!!!!
I had to loosen the caliper from the the brake arm to bolt the caliper
back on. I would have been finished in less than 1 hour, BUT,
Srinath called so it took me about 1 hour and 20 minutes from start to finish
( including taking some measurements and pics for Ya'll)
6 This modification was performed at 10 pm on a Saturday
in prep for a ride on Sunday with Srinath. This was typed up and sent
by 1:30 am. Yes it actually took longer to explain how to convert
the wheel than to actually convert the wheel.