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Old 06-23-2012, 03:44 AM   #27
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Location: New Zealand,Scotland,Arizona USA.
Oddometer: 391
[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
mountain roads!

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