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Old 12-23-2007, 03:02 PM   #16
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Sweet

Yes that would be a sweet road bike for Ecuador. All the roads are great here in that they are full of curves.......... there also full of everything else imaginable. I wouldn't want it for offroading just paved and sometimes graveled roads. Or sometimes you just want/need to hit the shoulders.

Thanks for the photo, it is now savede with the rest of the porn..
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:19 AM   #17
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Although I loved it, I really didn't live with it for all that long! It was actually so good that I bought an Adventure and put the SM back on it's stock mags. I found that the bike worked very well with these rims though.

Handling characteristics were very stable, although a little slower to turn in as you would expect. Mostly, I found that having the 19" front wheel and D/S tires gave me the confidence to ride the bike beyond it's other limitations. In other words, the wheels/tires were great, but you found out much more quickly the limits of the shorter suspension travel and the unprotected headers and cases. I didn't do any case damage, but I smashed the stock headers real quick. Once I put the full Akra exhaust on, I wasn't going to risk smashing a header again and thus the change back to stock wheels. I still ride the bike on fire roads, and still managed to flat spot the header, but I did it with the stock wheels!
Brent,

Ever consider using a header from the ADV and rear exhaust? I hear the cans from an ADV fit the SM (not sure about the R). Haven't heard if the header does...yet.

Do you think the 21" ADV front would work on the SM? I also am thinking of the possibilities the SM has to offer.....Obviously I would also need to make spacers for my Galpher rotors and axles front and rear, do you also think the 18" rear would clear the shortened swingarm of the SM? Did you try using the ADV front & rear axle spacers on the SM or were they completely different?

Inquiring minds want to know!
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Old 02-13-2008, 12:05 PM   #18
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Ducky,

In my opinion an 18" rear with a knobbie would not fit into the SM swingarm and the 21" Adv. wheel will definately not fit on the front. The problem is that the tire would make contact with the radiator when the forks compressed.

I did use the Adv. wheel axle spacers on the rear, but the fronts had to be custom.

And no, I never considered using an Adv high exhaust on the bike because as I said at that point I bought an 950 Adv. and solved the whole problem. I have heard people talk about it, and in my opinion it is possible, someone just has to step up and do it.
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Old 02-13-2008, 02:44 PM   #19
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Ducky,

In my opinion an 18" rear with a knobbie would not fit into the SM swingarm and the 21" Adv. wheel will definately not fit on the front. The problem is that the tire would make contact with the radiator when the forks compressed.

I did use the Adv. wheel axle spacers on the rear, but the fronts had to be custom.

And no, I never considered using an Adv high exhaust on the bike because as I said at that point I bought an 950 Adv. and solved the whole problem. I have heard people talk about it, and in my opinion it is possible, someone just has to step up and do it.
Brent,

Thanks for the info!

Did the 19" front clear the radiator when fully compressed?
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Old 02-13-2008, 03:33 PM   #20
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Yep, no problems with the 19" front.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:20 PM   #21
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pics have disapeared would like to see how it looked.. I am trying to figure out whether to go from 19 on the front or 17..i only plan to ride street and canyons..rarely a fire road ..
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:21 PM   #22
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Send me a PM and I can get you pics of 19/17 spokes on 950SM.

Search the 950sm chronicles thread and there are spoke pics.

heres a quick link:
http://forum.lc8.info/viewtopic.php?...r=asc&start=20
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:37 PM   #23
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really nice..thank-you. I just got a deal on a 17x3.5 so made the plunge for better or for worse! I am going to have fund playing around with the spoke and nipple colors..
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:29 PM   #24
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Old 05-24-2014, 04:59 AM   #25
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Hi!

Im planing to do the 19/17" swap on my bike do you have the specs for det spacers to the front wheel and brake disks?
Ihave a bike that have only 12000km on the odo so i cant find a Adv whit that km for same price.
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