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Old 08-23-2013, 11:54 AM   #2842
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What dou need to convert front 450EXC rim to 950/990 ADV???

Originally Posted by Careca View Post
Good afternoon, woody.
First, sorry for my bad english. I wanna ask you one question, hope you help me solve this problem.
I have a 950adv and my front rim is garbish.
I have a excel 1'60 from a 450 exc to put there, can it fit without changing the spokes?
I read somewhere that it can be done only changing one side of the spokes. That,s correct? If it is, witch side and what length do i buy?
Can you help me?
Thank you.
We routinely perform this conversion for folks who try to save some $$$,,,
We have the equipment and expertise to modify that rim and make it work.

The stumbling block is your rim is indexed/drilled for a standard Japanese Pattern,,your 950adv is drilled for 'euro' pattern,,by adding or subtracting one spoke cross we switch the rotation /index on that side,,we prefer using a X3 pattern because it is stronger

Minimally you will need 18 longer spokes for the X3 circa $50 in SS. You can re-use your old nipples

AND you need to re-angle and countersink the X3 side spoke holes in rim to match the new angle of the X3pattern circa $25

I'm not at the shop but will get someone to add that information here

New OA[overall] spoke length= 9 3/8'' = 9.375''= 23.8cm overall length
or 9'' = 22.8cm main body x 3/8'' =.375'' = .953cm throat x 25 degree bend

FYI in plain metric the OA total length of spoke = 23.8cm....from end of spoke by threads to under the head of the spoke,,,the spoke needs to bent up 25 degrees .953cm from under the head....that leaves 22.8 cm from center of bend to the end of the spoke that has the threads.

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