|03-05-2009, 06:23 AM||#1|
Built to Last
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: 39*40'33.86N 104*59'54.69W
Ask Woody about your KTM 19/17 wheel set-ups
welcome Orange Crushers to the world of the 19/17'' wheel conversion,,,the most popular road handling upgrade to your KTMs...be they Adventures ,SEs,,,SMs,,,LC-4s,,, LC-8s ,,or 690s
this thread is dedicated to synthesizing and collating as much info on this topic in one easy to use place. I'm starting this off with a quick review of the highlights advantages/disadvantages/trade-offs of the conversion,,,and providing some links to threads/posts/pictures that provide you with interesting info/opinions/data accumulated over the years. I'm doing this to cut to the chase on this topic and help ease the pain of wading thru tons of searches..i need your help too,,,so if you find some data or links,,,POST em!!!
here we go,,,,this upgrade transforms your bike from a great dirt bike to an awesome touring...canyon carving,,,grin-eating experience!!!,,simply by swapping your wheels
Here's the advantages:
1..greatly improved road handling and enhanced canyon carving ability
3,,,sits 3/4''-19mm lower to the ground,,the inseam challenged folks love this,,makes it easier to maneuver while sitting on the bike
4,,,access to the largest selection of dual-sport tires
5,, with stock gearing ,,the smaller rear wheel puts the oem 17/42 gearing spot on the money for snappy acceleration,,equivalent to you all lowering your gearing to 16/42 or 17/45 when using the 21/18 oem wheels.
6,,,you can snooker and smoke most everyone in the twisties
Here's the downside:
1,,,on some models the side-stand may be too long,,we can shorten them or provide an adjustable unit
Another solution is buying a shorter side stand say from a SM
2,,,you lose a little real dirt riding ability
3 ...it'll cost you $700-1700 depending on what you opt ie using your hubs as the basis save $599-700,,using your disc saves $$$
here's some links to:
Feed-back,,,,discussions,,,,threads,,,,photos,,,You Tube videos:
1a,,,ADVRIDER thread ''19/17 Setup Review '' from yellow pig:
1b,,,You Tube videos:
19/17 close-ups by vasqueshd before installation:
19/17 on bike by vasquezhd:
2,,,McMann's comments n pics using the larger 5''x17''rear rim & 160/70x17tire size different than usual 4.25x17''rim using 150/70x17 tire
''I went to a 5" rear wheel and 160 size tire for my 950A because I like the way my 625SMC handled with stock 5.0" X 17 rim & 160 rear tire. A 5" will allow 160 or 170 size tires. ''
3,,, ADVRIDER thread ''[IMG]images/misc/navbits_finallink.gif[/IMG] 17/19 wheel combo - what width rim?''
4,,,This is the thread discussing optimal tires for the 2.5" X 19 front & 4.25" X 17 rear is standard
and here's Pyndon's comments plus a routine ride thru his beloved English back country roads ,,,showing you what he can and you too could do on this Superlaced wheel combo:
'' my 19"/17" with Michelin Anakees fitted. An awesome tyre for all year round riding in the UK, from sunshine to pissing it down with rain, these things seen to do the job
I mean, there's not many multi-purpose bikes that are quick and handle well in the twisties, will cruise at 100mph all day long (done it ) and enjoyable offroad too. I mean feck, lock-stops while backing it into a tight turn on a 500lb bike......I love it! '' sez Pyndon
5,,, cjracer with his friends 19/17 Superlaced wheels using Bridgestone Pilots getting em gumballed during a track day...
Originally Posted by cjracer
1st track day on the 950. What a blast. This bike can do anything.
You can see here that I gumballed up the sides pretty good, but still had the nubs in the center.
PHOTOS and LINKS to PHOTOS:
..SEND IN YOUR PHOTOS AND I"LL LINK HERE!!
1,,,photos from Abyss:
2,,,photos from: smitty 141 :
Got them on yesterday.... Scrubbed them in today... WOW I like um... Smitty
more pics: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=298332
and now for the genuine Tubeless -rim crowd:
we offer the best cross-pollinated wheel around...
Aprillia CapoNord rims on billet hubs...
the Gobbler in action on MT. Palomar with his new Caponords
one pic is worth a thousand words.....+++++
Nowwhat's set up being flogged two up...
[I put the Caponards on for 100% street use to haul the wife around...would never dream of taking them off road....on the street they are extremely confidence inspiring....It was only a few minutes of riding before my boots were scraping the ground in the turns.... ]quote
more info on this set-up here:
1,,,Tire fitment chart.....just click on these words to see what rims and tires work together...REMEMBER!!!,,the narrower your rim the less likely it will bend in the rough stuff...optimizing tire and rim combinations still have to fall within the tire manufacturers standards,,hence me offering this chart to get ya in the ballpark
2,,,speedometer/odometer re-calibration link
Gadget Boy's HOT-SET-UP to search AdvRider via Google. It yields quick and copious results! Check it out here
Pass the word,,and chip in!!! As we all post in this thread i'll try to move the contributions into the above categories via links and cut n pasting.
hope this idea flies and works for you all...There's so much valuable info in this forum,,,this should get the best of it out of past threads n posts,,,it'll save many from endless searching and others including myself from saying the same thing over and over,,,Pssst,,me???,,,i'd rather be riding
If you have any questions... Post Em Here
..For more info check our website... www.woodyswheelworks.com
....Wanna e-mail us... email@example.com
......Wanna talk,,,call us toll free... 1-866-936-0232
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woody's wheel works screwed with this post 01-03-2014 at 08:34 AM Reason: update info
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