Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Corona De Tucson, AZ
No dilemna at all. I'm doing it right now. You can buy a Harley Axle for $20, spend another $30 to get it milled. Then drill the right fork out (only 2mm bigger)....or just buy another used V Star lower fork for about $40 if you are afraid of drilling yours. Measure for spacers, then a take a quick trip to about any Harley shop to pick them up...probably another $30 for both.
I picked up a 21" 40 spoke Harley wheel with rotor for $95 shipped. I'll have less than $200 including the wheel and a lot of guys have done the drill out the fork modification with absolutely no issues.
You could also get a newer Harley wheel that uses sealed bearings.... mostly 2000-up.... and find a bearing to fit the 17mm Yamaha axle. That is doable too. You'll just have to do some research. You;d have to double check, but I believe the bearing would have to be 17 X 52. I started but decided on a tapered bearing wheel ... 1999 - down.
...or....if you want to go the Kawi way...let us know how it goes. Sounds like it might be a lot more hassle and probably more expensive. But if it works...I'd like to know.
Sick Mick* 2006 V Star 1100 Custom
--- Striping, lettering and paint by Sick Mick – 6* Tree - 2" extended forks – 21" front wheel - HK Sideburners - Progressive rear shock – Pods – Sick Mick solenoid delete - Spring seat - and other stuff
Last edited by Sick Mick; 05-19-2014 at 07:04 PM.