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I'm not even sure what thread or how deep into it the info was, but there was someone on here that had a wheel made to spec like you are talking about, worked great too. Far too early and not enough coffee for me to be doing math or digging through the unreal amount of threads with SSSA's in them though so hopefully they chime in about it. :)



Probably saw it on facebook, but I recently (last month or two) saw pics of a car wheel on a huge lathe getting a section cut out of it and then welded back together for the correct offset on a SSSA, after it was cleaned up and painted you could never tell it started out as wide as it was.
 

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I am pretty sure now that it was Roman of Full Of Hate Cycle fab that was doing the wheel narrowing on FB recently, there is also companies such as 'wheel wide' that modifies wheels to spec. I'm pretty sure there is somewhere out there that would modify a wheel for you for a reasonable cost.

Had a VFR800 wheel on my '93 900RR with a VFR800 arm (seriously not the route you want to go fitting the 800 arm, did it once, never again) and it is a 5.5 inch wheel, fits 180's, if you really are hell bent on a bigger tire a 190 will fit but has a very tall center section due to being on the narrow wheel.

Never really heard of anyone going with a 200 section tire on a 5.5, seems 6 inch or 6.5 is the required width to comfortably fit the 200's. I had a 240 centered up on my 900RR (well, 4.5mm off center isn't shit, I would say with a meat like that out back it's pretty damn center! :D) so it's not as though it would take much to run a 6.5 inch wide wheel out back with a 200 section tire, just finding that illusive 6.5x17 is the tricky part of it as you've clearly found out for yourself.
 
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