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Old 11-03-2010, 09:30 PM   #1
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Eek dr650 supermoto cheaply

Hello, I have a '06 dr650 and would like to (cheaply) turn it into a more street oriented bike. I have looked all over the web about changing both wheels to get a wider back tire, but that will get expensive fast. I would like to keep my back tire and just put a street tire on that, and get a 17 or 19" for the front. The things i need help with is getting a cheap front tire (spoked or cast, cast might look wierd with only the front cast) that i don't have to do much customizing, and maybe one that i don't have to do too much adjusting to the brake assembly.

I also want to know if i can keep and adjust the stock speedo, or if not getting the small, cheap one from procycle.

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Old 11-03-2010, 09:35 PM   #2
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You may want to try to contact inmate "goodcat8".

He did a (I believe) 17/19 set-up, utilizing the stock rear rim. It turned-out to be one of the better-lookin' DR sumos. And, he rode the hell outta' that thing.

As his screen-name implies, he is a pretty good dude. I am sure he would be happy to share some of the wisdom he gained along the way.

Good luck.

I spent all my money on motorcycles, 4X4's, whiskey, and women...The rest I just wasted. (edited to fit/original phrase by "WIBO")

"There's a WEALTH of cool people and knowledge on ADV, there's also a decent sized pocket of douche bag assholes that think their ADV forum Post Count (Oddometer) is their badge at being experienced riders." goodcat8
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:39 PM   #3
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Since you have to buy at least one rim. Buy a wide rim to lace up to the rear hub. Relace the stock rear rim on the front hub. There you go. Now you have proper 17" sumo wheels.
I think the stock front brake works fine for street riding, (if you are going on the cheap). A braided steel brake line for the front would help a little.
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