Akront/Marvic wheels

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Akront/Marvic wheels

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Just some traffic on the forum and to commiserate I offer up some pictures of my conversion from stock 16" wheels to a set of Akront/Marvic rims.

A classic case of buying something complete is much cheaper than fixing up something in rough shape.

I found the wheels on a Japanese auction site for a very good price. The magnesium hubs and spokes had to be blasted and painted. Rims needed polishing. Replaced all the wheel bearings. Had to have the stock Rear center spacer modified to fit in the Marvic hub.

Paso EBC floating front discs are flat and the lightweight wheels need an offset F1 discs. Stein Dense had them. Rear disc is also specific and is NLA. Found a very rough one in Japan. Turns out a place in Australia makes them

At this point I'm into the wheels more than I paid for the bike when I bought it. But you get to that point that you can't cut your losses. Luckily I don't have kids to put through college and my wife doesn't know the login to this forum.

At this point I have to sort the rear caliper hanger spacing and then have custom wheel spacers made.

But it's going to look great!
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Re: Akront/Marvic wheels

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Top job! What is the difference in weight regarding the original wheels?
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Re: Akront/Marvic wheels

Post by Tamburinifan »

Great find and looking good!

Hate to be a bore, but I`d mail Marvic to hear if they are still safe to use.
After all, they're 30 years old mag wheels...
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Re: Akront/Marvic wheels

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Nice job! You're a nut! Love "my wife doesn't know the login to this forum"! I haven't done anything with my Paso in several months outside of hooking up the battery tender and checking tire pressures. Cold, wet, not exactly riding weather.
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Re: Akront/Marvic wheels

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Using the temporary wheel spacers I managed to get the wheels centered and the rear caliper carrier properly spaced. Sunny and cold so I did a quick loop around the neighborhood and all seems to work as it should.

Steve at Bevel Heaven suggested getting small shims to fine tune the spacing. I ordered .5/1.5/2 mm shims and through mixing them I could get an exact measurement. I'll total up the sizes and then have permanent spacers made up.

As for weight...
Superlight front
4300g / 9lb 8oz
Stock front
6405g / 14lb 2oz
Difference
2105g / 4lb 10oz

Superlight rear
7150g / 15lb 12oz
Stock rear
9782g / 21lb 9oz
Difference
2632g / 5lb 13oz

The rear weights are measured with the cush drive but no sprocket or disc.

I need to get the polished section cleaned up and protected. They look great and hopefully they won't self destruct!

My wife and I have reached an unspoken agreement that I don't ask about the clothing deliveries and she doesn't ask about the tools and parts deliveries.
I had to pull the under seat panels to open the fuel petcock and the quarter turn fasteners are the bomb! Once I can get it back on the lift I'll work on the other fairings.
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Re: Akront/Marvic wheels

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Me and Di have a similar arrangement, except that I dont need to ask ..... coz they show up on my #king credit card :lol:
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Re: Akront/Marvic wheels

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Thanks for the weight comparison!
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