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Old 08-29-2013, 04:15 PM   #2845
daveburton
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GS 1200 wheel rims on a KTM 690

Woody,

Firstly, thanks a lot for the feedback, it's clear you are the technical authority when it comes to wheels.

Quick question, can I use GS/GSA wheel rims on a KTM 690 to get to a 19/17 setup for tubeless tyres. I like that idea as there is no need to rely on sealant around the spokes. Are there any other alternatives that avoid sealing around the spokes. Are the rims from GS or alternatives classed as good quality for ADV touring. I assume the GS rims must be good given the track record on a heavy bike.

You stated that one of the cons would be a slight loss of offroad performance. How significant would that be to a novice off road rider (who needs all the help available). The reality is that in most cases I will be on sealed roads, For a bit of context I've crossed the Andes a number of times on a GSA and not had any issues.

I'm now starting to set up for a possible Russia trip which is why I have gone to the 690.

thanks,

dave
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