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Can anyone please help identify this old wheel?

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I have spent many hours searching the net trying to identify this wheel and have admitted defeat :(

It is made of aluminum (Or perhaps magnesium alloy?), marked with the words "Japan" and "R-25" and I think "Enkei" a hole for a valve and a diameter of 20 inches and a rim width of 2 and 5/8th inches.

Any ideas about what this was from, dates or other details would be much appreciated.

Many thanks

Tony

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Motorcycle wheel. Search Honda, Suzuki or Yamaha and I bet you find it.

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Hi keiser31 and Dave@Moon many thanks for replying with your suggestions it has narrowed things down somewhat..

I have searched for the words vintage wheel and then Honda, Suzuki or Yamaha but no luck as yet, I didn't think about it being a motorcycle wheel...

I looked at the Enkei site in the hope they might have a forum but they have facebook and I really dislike using their system but I might rejoin later to see if they can be of help

Still will keep trying, all the best, Tony

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I think you're going to find that it is not old and not, particularly, valuable. Someone that needs on may pay 50 bucks, or so, for it.

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Hi 58mustang thanks for reply, whilst it would be nice if it was worth something I am just as interested in what and when.

Cheers

Tony

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wiyh that heavy cast it look like farm equip.

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Hi Gary F thanks for reply, that was my first thought as well especially painted a sort of "Traction Engine red" but what with the marking it looks like it might be a motorbike wheel, I am still looking around the net.

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If it is cast iron, it might be agricurtural equipment. If it is aluminum it is more than likely motor cycle.

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Hi Curti, definite AL or Mg (Less likely) I hoped I might find one on google image search but no luck.

Thanks

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I remember a friend of mine had those on his motorcycle. Cannot remember the year. It's DEFINITELY a motorcycle wheel.

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Google "curved spokes motorcycle wheel" and see similar examples....

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Hi keiser31, thanks for that but I went through all the google pics and nothing the same as mine.

I also tried "enkei curved motorcycle", and "enkei vintage curved" "enkei old motorcycle" and numerous variations oh and also "turbine". It's the 5 pairs of double curved spokes that seem rare.

For one second I thought I had it but then realised it was the picture from my forum post!

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Try posting this below in the "Motorcycle" forum.

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Thanks Keiser31 I have put it in the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Owners Group forum and am crossing my fingers.

Many thanks for your help

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Thanks to you all for your kind help, it appears it is likely one of these

early 80s Yamaha. Maxims (550, 650, 750), Viragos (750, 920) and XV920R

Cheers

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