Originally Posted by LukasM
Great build thread, thanks for sharing! That bike is certainly no garage queen.
What size rims did you end up with and what are you going to fit as a headlight protector?
Thanks for the feedback. Unfortunately this year it has been a garage queen. I've only put on about 1000km since November last year. The joys of being self employed!
I ended up going with an 1.85"x21" and a 3.5"x17". I really wanted to go with an 18" rear but the lack of good road rubber in 18" changed my mind. Versatility is extremely important for an ADV bike so I went with the 3.5" width so I can comfortably run a 150/70-17 or 140/80-17. In a pinch a 130 would work too.
I'm not sure what to run for a headlight guard. I had the wire mesh TT unit last trip but it now looks like pretzel. I my just add some of the high end stick-on lens protector film. I had doubts about it but held up really well on my Subaru WRX. It didn't crack, peel or yellow.