Originally Posted by xdbx
Proof is in the pudin', that bike looks fantastic!
Re: the wheel choice, look at it this way. Running the 19/17 with TKC's, you're switching over to "best case scenario" for a GS rider... with a lighter bike, better suspension, and more braap. You can't really go "wrong" either way I think.
Thanks. I think you're right about wheels. I've looked through about a hundred threads and photos and everything from Harley's with trailers to V-Stroms with stock tires has done this and most of these guys have never ridden dirt. I've ridden dirt for 20 years and raced it too so I think I'm worrying for no reason and I should just go with Distansa's on the 17/19 as they're such a good tire across the board; rain, dry and hardpack dirt. I should be fine.