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Title: Ebay Thai Rims for Honda CB400f......?
Post by: redlabel on Jan 31, 2014, 20:34:54
Anyone got any experience with these rims\Seller? Doesn't say anything about size, but I guess they are Stock 1.60x18 and 1.85x18...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/HONDA-CB350F-CB400F-FRONT-REAR-ALUMINIUM-WHEEL-RIM-SET-BLACK-/291069020586?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item43c510c9aa&vxp=mtr (http://www.ebay.com/itm/HONDA-CB350F-CB400F-FRONT-REAR-ALUMINIUM-WHEEL-RIM-SET-BLACK-/291069020586?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item43c510c9aa&vxp=mtr)
 
Title: Re: Ebay Thai Rims for Honda CB400f......?
Post by: thirsty 1 on Feb 01, 2014, 17:01:51
I had my stock hoops powder coated for $87.50 from Seattle Powder Coat.  It's a option. I don't know about the Ebay ones?

(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt309/gooey_duc/SAM_2526.jpg) (http://s622.photobucket.com/user/gooey_duc/media/SAM_2526.jpg.html)

(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt309/gooey_duc/SAM_2522.jpg) (http://s622.photobucket.com/user/gooey_duc/media/SAM_2522.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ebay Thai Rims for Honda CB400f......?
Post by: Mydlyfkryzis on Feb 01, 2014, 20:32:14
Why spend all that for those rims. MikeXS has balck anodized rims for $69

(https://www.mikesxs.net/parts/img250/34-3181.jpg)

https://www.mikesxs.net/product/34-3181.html (https://www.mikesxs.net/product/34-3181.html)

And if you want wider rims, he has 2.15x15 for $90 in black

https://www.mikesxs.net/product/34-3162.html (https://www.mikesxs.net/product/34-3162.html)


The ones I listed are shouldered, he has un-shouldered too.

The work with Honda Stock Hubs perfectly.

And the best part?
Quote
We pay shipping in the USA (Continuous 48 States) on orders $150.00 & up.

The rims are shipped free. That's what I did.

Title: Re: Ebay Thai Rims for Honda CB400f......?
Post by: redlabel on Feb 02, 2014, 16:44:54
Thanks guys! Will look into the MikeXS option. No free shipping for me tho....I live in Norway.  ::)
Title: Re: Ebay Thai Rims for Honda CB400f......?
Post by: redlabel on Feb 02, 2014, 16:48:59
New to rims so what are the pros end cons to shouldered rims?
Title: Ebay Thai Rims for Honda CB400f......?
Post by: Mydlyfkryzis on Feb 02, 2014, 20:53:02

Thanks guys! Will look into the MikeXS option. No free shipping for me tho....I live in Norway.  ::)
. Ah.  Norway would increase shipping a bit. 

The rims are nice quality, but you probably need to consider total price. 


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Title: Re: Ebay Thai Rims for Honda CB400f......?
Post by: Tim on Feb 02, 2014, 21:56:53
Keep spoke count in mind as well.  MikesXS rims are designed for Yamaha XS bikes with 36 hole hubs.  Typically small disk brake front hubs and larger drum rears.  Many Honda's have 40 spokes - but there are some exceptions.
Title: Re: Ebay Thai Rims for Honda CB400f......?
Post by: Mydlyfkryzis on Feb 03, 2014, 01:22:46
Red LAvbel, you did not say what bike this is for. Edit:  Missed the bike in the title...DOH!  Tim's warning is correct.  MikesXS are 36 spoke rims.  Edit2: The 75 CB400f used 36 spoke rims, BTW.

Shouldered rims are slightly stronger, the H cross section adds rigidity to the hoop.  Many off road bikes use them for this reason. However, the shoulders do collect more dirt, water, etc....A little harder to clean.  I have the Shouldered ones on my CB360, and the dirt isn't that hard to deal with.  My bike handles better with these rims, I believe because of the rigidity, but I can;t be all that sure as the new spokes, proper tightening and truing may of contributed to the improvement. I had some broken spokes before I upgraded. However, I owned the bike since it was a year old, and it never handled as well as it does now.   I believe the stiffer rims made a difference in responsiveness.  No other significant suspension changes were made, so I feel comfortable feeling the rims, both in being lighter than stock, and being a little stiffer helped.   
Title: Re: Ebay Thai Rims for Honda CB400f......?
Post by: redlabel on Feb 03, 2014, 07:20:06
Haha :) Yes the CB400f has 36 spokes so I can use the Yamaha ones.
Thanks for the info about the shoulders. If I change I guess I'll go for the shoulders. Looks awesome aswell :)
Title: Re: Ebay Thai Rims for Honda CB400f......?
Post by: bonbons on May 15, 2018, 23:32:52
Resurrecting an old post here but did anyone ever get these rims to work on their '75 CB400F?
Stock on a 400F is 1.60x18 (front) and 1.85x18 (rear) which makes Mike's versions wider...
Are the rims painted or powdercoated? Were the nipple sizes a good fit with these holes? Did you have to purchase larger (from Buchanan's)?

Why spend all that for those rims. MikeXS has balck anodized rims for $69

(https://www.mikesxs.net/parts/img250/34-3181.jpg)

https://www.mikesxs.net/product/34-3181.html (https://www.mikesxs.net/product/34-3181.html)

And if you want wider rims, he has 2.15x15 for $90 in black

https://www.mikesxs.net/product/34-3162.html (https://www.mikesxs.net/product/34-3162.html)


The ones I listed are shouldered, he has un-shouldered too.

The work with Honda Stock Hubs perfectly.

And the best part?
The rims are shipped free. That's what I did.
Title: Re: Ebay Thai Rims for Honda CB400f......?
Post by: teazer on May 16, 2018, 00:30:44
Err... Not exactly.  3.0 and 3.50 are the tire sizes.  They are fitted to much narrower rims.  I would guess that they are 1.60 and 1.85 or 1.85 front and 2.15 rear
Title: Re: Ebay Thai Rims for Honda CB400f......?
Post by: 1fasgsxr on May 16, 2018, 13:25:45
I went 1.85 on the front and 2.15 on the rear for my 350F. They are anodized black. really a decent wheel for the price. I bought new spokes and nipples from Buchanans...err spelling ? ???