[QUOTE=Thanas;18915425]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.
Has to be the best set up for a South American tour.I've built mines with 17",but my brain keeps
telling me to go to a 19" front with a 150/17" rear.Only my short legs put me off and i'm not one
for lowering the rear as it screws up the cornering! 21" is just dire on the road,especially on twisty