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V Star 650 wheel swap with XJ 650 wheels - info needed

So I've been trying to look up if it's possible to swap the wheels from a XJ 650 onto a V Star 650. The only info I could find is the tire sizes and wheel diameter. This is the info I have:

V Star 650:
Front: 100/90 SR19
Rear: 170/80 SR15

XJ 650:
Front: 3.25 H19
Rear: 130/90 H16

Because the front tires are basically the same size I'm hoping they will swap but I haven't been able to find anything in regards to the axle width. The other thing that I would like to have from the swap is the dual disc brakes, which I could figure out how to set that up if I was able to do the swap.

As for the rear, the outer diameters of the tires are pretty close but the V Star is a little wider, but even if the XJ's outer rim was a little narrower a wider tire still could be fit onto it. The big thing with the rear tire is I can't find what the axle width is. Both bikes are shaft driven also which I'm hoping would help in allowing this swap to be possible.

If anyone has any info they could give me I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you!

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So I've been trying to look up if it's possible to swap the wheels from a XJ 650 onto a V Star 650. The only info I could find is the tire sizes and wheel diameter. This is the info I have:

V Star 650:
Front: 100/90 SR19
Rear: 170/80 SR15

XJ 650:
Front: 3.25 H19
Rear: 130/90 H16

Because the front tires are basically the same size I'm hoping they will swap but I haven't been able to find anything in regards to the axle width. The other thing that I would like to have from the swap is the dual disc brakes, which I could figure out how to set that up if I was able to do the swap.

As for the rear, the outer diameters of the tires are pretty close but the V Star is a little wider, but even if the XJ's outer rim was a little narrower a wider tire still could be fit onto it. The big thing with the rear tire is I can't find what the axle width is. Both bikes are shaft driven also which I'm hoping would help in allowing this swap to be possible.

If anyone has any info they could give me I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you!
I just finished doing a bit of research for a wheel swap, and I think the XJ's axle is smaller than the VStar. The closest direct swap I could find from an older Yamaha is that of the XS1100. If you are interested, I have a personal blog that I keep up with most of my mods on. The wheel swap is one of the latest entries. You can check it out at http://vstar-650.blogspot.com/ It was really nothing more than machining a couple of spacers, and everything else was a direct swap.

I should add in, this was only for the front. I didn't attempt the rear, only used a wheel cover for it.
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