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Hey guys and gals im looking for some help and advise. I recently laid my bike down and bent the front wheel on my 14' zx6r and am looking for a new wheel. I contacted the Kawasaki dealership and they want $675 for a new wheel. so I have been looking on ebay and cant find any wheels for that particular year. according to Kawasaki the only other years that will fit are the 2013. now the 2005-2012 I believe look very similar but have different part numbers and the guy from Kawasaki said that could be something as simple as a different paint that they used on the wheels. I can not get a direct answer if an older wheel will fit on my bike. does anyone have knowledge of this? has anyone made the swap before was there any Clarence issues? by the way I have the zx6r with abs. any info would be helpful.

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The wheels should be the same, but obviously will not come with the rings for the ABS/TCS systems.

Someone mentioned something previously about the rotor clearance might be a little different. But if you have the old wheel and you pull of the rotor hardware and ABS/TCS rings from that, I guess it would work.
 

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I still have the old wheel rotors etc. nothing has been taken off the bike. I am just worried about Clarence issues. with the rotors and calipers I have herd that they use the same wheel bearings on both wheels. i'm just debating on weather or not I should take the gamble on doing it. I'm ready to get back to riding
 

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You might have to gamble and just try it out. There's always a high demand for replacement wheels or even extra wheels for track riders so if you can find something with low shipping cost, jump on it. worse comes to worse, you just sell the wheel if it doesn't work out. And definitely report back if it works. I've still never got a clear answer if the 2012 wheels are compatible with 2013 + ABS models.
 

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Does anyone else have any knowledge or suggestions? Does anyone know someone in the state of Florida that straightens wheels? And does a excellent job?
 

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ok im getting a wheel on ebay for a 09-12 and I will let you guys known if it works out. hopefully this will help for future riders who run into the same problem. since no one has ever attempted this, I guess I will be the first to try. here we go ill let you guys know how it works out
 

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Cool man let us know, I'll be following this for some info
 

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Kawasaki lists different part numbers for the front wheels between '09 "41073-0129" and '14 "41073-0596" without the color codes. Doesn't necessarily mean there will be a difference though. No difference in part numbers between ABS and non-ABS models.
 

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ok im getting a wheel on ebay for a 09-12 and I will let you guys known if it works out. hopefully this will help for future riders who run into the same problem. since no one has ever attempted this, I guess I will be the first to try. here we go ill let you guys know how it works out
@cdonly9 : Did the 09-12 wheel workout for you? Were you able to get the ABS and TCS working on the 13+ bike with the 09-12 wheels? How much work was it?

I have a 2014 636 and I am trying to get a set of wheels for track use.
 

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I wouldn't think a wheel from say, 2005 would work. That's where the speed sensor is for the speedometer I believe.

$675 for a new wheel straight from the manufacturer for such a new bike doesn't seem all that bad honestly. Seems normal. But if we're talking about how high stuff parts are in general, then yeah, it's high, but definitely doesn't seem out of whack. Isn't there a design difference too? Seems like the rear wouldn't match the front
 

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That's where the speed sensor is for the speedometer I believe.
From a cost effective point of view, I would guess Kawi does the following...

Non-abs: speedo pickup on the output shaft of the transmission
abs: speedo uses the abs sensors to gauge speed

EDIT: This guess was labled as incorrect by Texas636
 

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the 05-15 wheels will interchange if you use the correct year spacers on the axle. the only difference (for the 8 millionth time) is.... the shoulder height on the wheel for the rotor/speed tone ring is taller on the 13-15.

with that said, the tone rings for tc and abs are held in place with the rotor bolts, they will not come off or become loose. the set up works.


I am running green wheels off of an 08 on my 13 race bike RIGHT NOW.

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Non-abs: speedo pickup on the output shaft of the transmission
abs: speedo uses the abs sensors to gauge speed
Ummmm. I know that's not true for sure.
 

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From a cost effective point of view, I would guess Kawi does the following...

Non-abs: speedo pickup on the output shaft of the transmission
abs: speedo uses the abs sensors to gauge speed

EDIT: This guess was labled as incorrect by Texas636

That's because it IS incorrect. All 13+ 6R's use measurements from the either synchronized or differential spin from the rings on both wheels -- for both the TC and ABS calculations.
 

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TC and ABS calculations.
Ah, so the non-abs models still have TC? I see how TC would require both a front and rear wheel speed.

Apologies for the lack of new-school knowledge
 

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Did you end up doing it? I need a new front wheel on my 2013 but they are few and far between. or really expensive. I have the stock axle and spacers so that wouldn't be an issue thanks
 
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