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Old 01-25-2014, 09:46 PM   #2941
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Hey Woody,

I just picked up a 2009 WR250X and am looking at options for an 18/21 dirt wheel setup. What are my options for getting my stock 17" wheels rebuilt with 18/21" rims and what will it cost?

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Old 01-27-2014, 09:44 AM   #2942
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F800gs rim options

Just wondering what the least expensive option is to get a set of Excel or similar rims on my stock hubs. I had heard someplace that if you went to the 21x1.85 front excel you might be able to re-use the stock hub and spokes. Is that right, and is there an option for the rear that allows the stock spokes and hub to be used? I was thinking either 17 x 4.25 or 17 x 3.5 on the rear. Bike in question is my 2011 F800GS. Thanks!
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:36 AM   #2943
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19" on F800

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I am thinking about buying one of your sets you have up for sale for my new factory lowered F800GS. I think I want to go to 19" front and tubeless all around. I probably won't do too much off road with this bike. However I am a little concerned about the front lowering too much with the change. Don't need a stink bug. So the question is, what size front tire would you recommend? The 110/80 or the slightly taller 100/90? Thanks
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Old 02-02-2014, 05:43 PM   #2944
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:13 PM   #2945
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18x3.50" rim

Thanks for your inquiry. There are 18x3.50" Excel rims. They are custom rims and need to be drilled for your hub, but they do exist and we often have them in stock. Would recommend the 3.50" for more 50/50 riding and the 2.50" rim for more off-road riding.

Excel is your best bet on this one. Sun also makes a rim, in this size, but recommend the Excel.

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I have a second pair of wheels for my KTM990 which I use for off roading.

The stock rear 4.25 rim being too wide for knobbies, I am looking to replace it with a 2,5"or 3,5" rim.

After inquiring at the Dutch Excel reps (a reputable company with a good name) they told me that to their knowledge there is no Excel 18 x 3,5"rim

This makes me wonder; is this true indeed? If so, what rim is the choice for those who want a 3,5"? Another brand? Or an Excel 17 x 3,5"?

Btw, I am not so much looking for pro's/cons of 2,5 vs 3,5, there is a thread somewhere about that.

Just curious about what people use when they convert to 18x3,5"

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Old 02-04-2014, 05:18 PM   #2946
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21/18 set-up for WR250X

We have done this a few times and it is a bit tricky because of the rotor spacing, etc. The least expensive set-up is going to be a Rad wheel set-up, looking in the neighborhood of $950 for it and can purchase from us. If want stronger set-ups with Excel rims, better spokes and nipples, etc. then price goes up from there.

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Hey Woody,

I just picked up a 2009 WR250X and am looking at options for an 18/21 dirt wheel setup. What are my options for getting my stock 17" wheels rebuilt with 18/21" rims and what will it cost?

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Old 02-04-2014, 05:23 PM   #2947
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F800GS Rim/Wheel Least Expensive Excel Options

We can provide you with just the rim(s), drilled for stock lace pattern and stock nipple hole sizes on both the front and the back. Front rim is $216 in Silver, or $291 in Black. Rear 3.50x17 rim is $260 in silver & $335 in black, 4.25x17 rim is $300 in silver & $375 in black.

Also, we do now have SM Pro rims for the front for $199 in black in the 21x1.85" size drilled for stock set-up. They are stronger than the stock rims, but not as strong as the Excel.

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Just wondering what the least expensive option is to get a set of Excel or similar rims on my stock hubs. I had heard someplace that if you went to the 21x1.85 front excel you might be able to re-use the stock hub and spokes. Is that right, and is there an option for the rear that allows the stock spokes and hub to be used? I was thinking either 17 x 4.25 or 17 x 3.5 on the rear. Bike in question is my 2011 F800GS. Thanks!
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:30 PM   #2948
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19" Front Tire Size Recommendation for F800GS

We recommend the 110/80-19 tire as it has a far better range of tire selections because it is the tire used on almost all larger dual sport motorcycles with a 19" front wheel, R12GS, V-Strom, etc. Also has better profile and greater surface area for superior street performance, with more protection in case do go off-road.

Tourance, Anakee, Pilot Road 3, Heidenau, etc. available in this size.

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Woody,
I am thinking about buying one of your sets you have up for sale for my new factory lowered F800GS. I think I want to go to 19" front and tubeless all around. I probably won't do too much off road with this bike. However I am a little concerned about the front lowering too much with the change. Don't need a stink bug. So the question is, what size front tire would you recommend? The 110/80 or the slightly taller 100/90? Thanks
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:09 AM   #2949
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1190 Adventure Tyres

Any suggestions on replacement tyres for 1190 Adventure standard model? More biased towards sport road riding and light off road!
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:42 PM   #2950
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Spoke spacings

Woody, why aren't spokes spaced equally around the rim
my DR650 has 9 narrow spacings, and my 01 2stroke KTM
has 9 wide spacings


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Old 02-12-2014, 09:05 PM   #2951
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Tire Choices for KTM 1190 Adventure

Update: The KTM 1190 Adventure comes with 120/70-19 front tire & 170/60-17 rear tire. The 1190 Adventure R model comes with 90/90-21 front tire & 150/70-18 rear tire. In both cases, KTM decided to widen both of the rims from the 950/990s, they are not as suited for off-road and we all know how poorly suited the 950/990 rims already were for off-road. Also, you will likely want them to be tubeless to take advantage of the stock wheels being tubeless, and there are less off-road tire choices in tubeless.

It will be nearly impossible to find good off-road tread in the wider tire option, although will likely be more coming since should prove to be a popular bike.

On the R model, you will find the same options as are available for the 950/990s, you just want to make sure they are tubeless, thus narrowing options to the following:

-- TKC 80s (make sure you get the tubeless as there is a tube-type in this size as well)
-- Heidenau K60 Scouts (would recommend for riding that you describe and stiffer sidewall for greater rim protection, the rear tire may be out of stock in the US)
-- Pirelli Scorpion MT90ATs (least expensive)
-- Metzeler Karoo 3s (most aggressive, along with TKC 80)

On the non-R model you will find similar options to the R12GS & V-strom. You will likely need to go with a 150/70-17 rear tire, thus making the rear rim more susceptible to bends.

-- TKC 80s, Heidenaus, Mefos, Mitas, Michelin, Pirelli Scorpions, Metzeler Karoo 3s, and more are available in these tire sizes.

Hope that helps and feel free to point out others, if you know of them.

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Old 02-12-2014, 09:16 PM   #2952
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Spacings on the rim.

Woody perhaps can answer more specifically in the future, but this a start:

Nipple holes can have different spacings because there are several factors going into the drilling of the rim.
- how the spokes come out of the hub
- how big a diameter the hub is and how wide it is
- what size rim is being used (16, 17, 18...)
- the number of holes on the rim (28, 32, 36, 40, 60...)
- type of lace pattern used and number of cross's on the spokes(Euro or Jap, x2, x3, x4)
- who designed the lace pattern, KTM, Honda, Suzuki, Harley, etc.

and others.

Generally speaking the number of holes is a factor of four and thus the spokes are in clusters of four which should be evenly spaced from the next set of 4. The set of four are typically the inners & the outers from each side of the hub.

So, the spacing of the holes takes in these factors and thus you will see a variety of combinations.

If you reply with a photo or add one your to a post of the 2 wheels you described, can provide more specific answer to the difference between those 2 wheels.

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Woody, why aren't spokes spaced equally around the rim
my DR650 has 9 narrow spacings, and my 01 2stroke KTM
has 9 wide spacings


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Old 02-13-2014, 05:02 AM   #2953
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I have a set of 17" KTM sumo wheels, 5" rear and 3.5" front. The hub is not a Cush drive.

I have a KTM Cush drive hub available and want to build a set of 17/19 for my ninja which is using KTM dirt bike suspension.

Can I/should I replace the 5" rear rim to the Cush drive? It seems you recommend 4.25". The rim does fit as I am running a sprocket spacer and I'd be running 95/5 tires on this setup as I have a full 18/21 dirt setup.

Or should I just sell the whole sumo setup and buy rims and spokes to relace to available hubs?

I'm guessing that the spokes are different on the Cush hub vs non Cush hub?

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Old 02-13-2014, 09:48 AM   #2954
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KTM 1190 Tire Sizes

Woody, the standard 1190 has the same sizes according to Cycle World as the Water Boxer, 120/70-19 and 170/60-17. Now that two bikes and possibly more in the future are carrying this size, more tire options may become available.

I know Mitas makes two tubeless tires in the traditional 19/17 tire sizes. Don't know if those will work on the new wider rims of BMW and KTM.
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:44 AM   #2955
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KTM 990-new set of wheels

Hi..

Would like to have a price for a new set of complete wheels for my KTM 990 R Adventure 2011

Rear rim 2.5*18 Billet Orange Hub , RAD ? Orange Excel rim
Front 1.6*21 Billet Orange HUB, RAD? Orange Excel rim..

Excel A60 rims if possible.

a kit of brake discs?

Will use this set of wheels for rally racing on gravel roads up here in Sweden, so as strong as possible.

Freight to sweden and delivery time?

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