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dcspringer 12-07-2012 04:11 PM

GS 17 Inch Wheel Conversion
 
Looking for information for converting the R1200GS 19 inch front wheel to a 17 inch. Also the rear to a wider 5.5 for a 180. I don't do off road riding so I want more yire options for the street and track.
Thanks for any help!

RED CAT 12-07-2012 08:39 PM

Why!
 
More trouble than its worth.

Mr. Canoehead 12-07-2012 08:40 PM

The easiest way to do this on the 1150's is to bolt up a set of RT (or R) wheels. I suspect that the 1200 is the same.

dcspringer 12-08-2012 04:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr. Canoehead (Post 20202544)
The easiest way to do this on the 1150's is to bolt up a set of RT (or R) wheels. I suspect that the 1200 is the same.

Thanks...it is starting to sound like the R1200RT/R is a simple wheel swap. Transfer the rotors and ABS ring and bolt it on.

DiabloADV 12-08-2012 08:37 AM

Search this topic in the GS forum...I think there is more to it than that. The rear needs to be offset or milled in some way, IIRC...

lkchris 12-08-2012 09:11 AM

Sounds like the guys that want to lower 4WD SUVs.

Guess it's OK to have a lowrider contingent here.

Mr. Canoehead 12-08-2012 11:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lkchris (Post 20204840)
Sounds like the guys that want to lower 4WD SUVs.

Guess it's OK to have a lowrider contingent here.

I have two sets of spoked wheels (one on road with Anakees and one off road with TKCs) and the 19" front is a compromise size. I have been thinking about getting one converted to a Woody's 21" for off road/gravel travel and getting a 17" from an RT for on road touring.

The wire wheels are pretty heavy. Compared to my buddy's MS12, my rear with tire is at least 50% heavier and he has a much wider tire .

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