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Old 06-15-2012, 04:48 AM   #1
Thanas OP
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Location: Arnhem
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"Adventure wheels" conversion thread (19" front 17" rear)

This thread would be for all the bikes converted to "adventure wheels"
That would be a 2.15 / 2.50 / 2.75 x 19 front wheel and a 4.00 / 4.25 / 4.50 x 17 rear wheel.

I've converted my DR 650 to "adventure wheels" and am curious how many others have also done so.

Here a pic of my bike:


I've used the front wheel of a (european) Suzuki XF 650 Freewind and the rear is a Warp9 rim laced to the standard hub.

I was first contemplating going to a Supermoto set-up, but I really wanted good performance off-road. I know it's not as great as a true 21/18 set of wheels with knobbies. But 21/18 is definately less than ideal when on wet pavement. To me the "adventure wheel" set-up works just right both on- and off-road. Nest time thoug, i will go with 2 sets of wheels, the 21/18 for enduro/ off-road riding. and a 19/17 set for everyday type of adventuring. I've got a set of COntinental TKC80's on, 110/80-19 front and 150/70-17 rear. Works awesome!

Let's see some pictures and stories!


I'm specifically interested to see an KTM 690 Enduro or a BMW G 650 X Challenge in this configuration.

Greetings,
Thanas
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