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Old 02-23-2015, 11:44 PM   #1
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Question 19/17 wheel set and seat height?

Anyone got a measured seat height on a 990 Adventure with 19/17 and street tires? I'm wondering if I can use this as a sale point ($$$ you know ) to my wife. She's short and rides pillion on the road with me. I figure 1/2 to 3/4 inch lower, but never heard it mentioned.
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Old 02-24-2015, 05:13 AM   #2
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2007 Super enduro, 17 and 19, lowered it one inch
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:09 AM   #3
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Thanks - this just might work!
And of course I'd want to go tubeless, and now there seem to be about 3 options - Woody's sealed, Alpina from KTMtwins, or Apprillia.
Opinions - thoughts - experience???

(I'm sure there's 16 threads on this - I will check it out)
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:58 AM   #4
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A fourth tubeless option is the Outex kit. I have had for over two years with no problems. It is way easier and faster than the goop method and you can still adjust your spokes if needed. You can find the kits on Ebay.

A fifth option is the 17/19" KTM 1190 Adventure wheels. They are also a spoked tubeless rim.
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:02 AM   #5
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2007 Super enduro, 17 and 19, lowered it one inch
18-20mm on SE actually and will be slightly less in an adventure due to it having slightly smaller diameter rear wheel. So, for an adventure you are looking to something like 15mm lower on the back.
That is for a 150/70-17 rear tyre. A 160/60-17 stands lower.
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:54 AM   #6
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Adventure has the same diameter rear wheel as the SE, just different width's. They're both 18's.

As far as the OP's Better Half is concerned, it's about 2" lower w/ the 19/17's.

A fifth tubeless option is D.I.Y.
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Old 02-24-2015, 01:43 PM   #7
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Adventure has the same diameter rear wheel as the SE, just different width's. They're both 18's.

As far as the OP's Better Half is concerned, it's about 2" lower w/ the 19/17's.

A fifth tubeless option is D.I.Y.
the 140/80-18 tyre has a different circumference than a 150/70-18 tyre....
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Old 02-24-2015, 02:32 PM   #8
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My 2011 was lowered by 3/4 inch. I couldn't believe how much difference 3/4 inch made when I put the stock wheels back on with my 30 inch inseam.
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the 140/80-18 tyre has a different circumference than a 150/70-18 tyre....
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