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Old 02-19-2013, 02:05 PM   #7
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Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Compass PA
Oddometer: 3,242
Who knows?

maybe 17" was to keep the seat height down to earth?
maybe 17" because most 17" tires are DOT and lots of 18" are not DOT?

I am just glad I got the 21" front wheel. Most ADV bikes are doing small front wheels as well.
As soon as I test rode my F800, I knew this was the bike for me because of the way a 21" handles.
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