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Old 01-03-2013, 01:33 PM   #81
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Options?

Hi,

Yea we do have to custom drill the rims to make it work.

The other option is shipping a rim and spoke kit to you to lace it up.

The best option would be the 2.5 x 19 with a 110/80-19 front, maybe you can sell the 2.15 x 19 or save for your dirt bike.

The 150 will be ok, but the 160 is better.

thanks zach

PS from Woody: picking rim/tire combos is often a rider preference,,,folks liking to drift/spin the tires prefer smaller/narrower combos...things to consider:
bigger tires although theoretically having more grip area are also heavier, thus contributing to increased un-sprung weight as well as rotational mass...so a smaller bike ie with less HP will actually suffer more from the change....

usually there are trade-offs ranging from performance to the aesthetic....BWOE i just looked at this stunning Norton Commando cafe racer in the shop,with it's matching 2.15x19 front and rear rims sporting identical 4.10x19 tires...the rear just looks like it is way to skinny for the job,,not to mention few performance tires are available for it....so in this lucky case switching to a 120/90x18 would be a practical improvement ie tire availability,,,an aesthetic improvement ie ie better proportion and a technical improvement
at the expense of not being OEM.
woody

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Originally Posted by pingvin View Post
Thanks. OE for SMC is 160 so 150 should be OK? Also new KTM 1190 Adventure is 17" 170 rear so hopefully that size will be available from more manufacturers, believe conti trail attack from factory.

Thanks for offer, bit inconveneint (cost) with shipping from europe back and forth and added tax (unless sent as warranty :) ) but might do it no one around here can do it.
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