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Old 02-09-2009, 02:46 AM   #1
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17/19 wheel combo - what width rim?

Getting a spare set of wheels for the more road orientated trips. Curious as to what size width rim I should run on the 19 inch front and 17 inch rear? Its for a 950SE.
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:05 PM   #2
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2.5" X 19 front & 4.25" X 17 rear is standard

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.




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Old 02-10-2009, 10:42 AM   #3
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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.




So did i, the handling is great. I have the 160 tyre on mine.
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Old 02-11-2009, 07:04 AM   #4
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Here is more info on the 19/17 set-up and the more standard widths:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...hlight=19%2F17
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Old 02-12-2009, 04:05 AM   #5
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with the bigger rim and tyre,does the back wheel slot back in or is it tight at the caliper.my 625smc was a bugger to e-install.
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:13 AM   #6
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Cool2 it's only muny...

I am way curious about the 17/19 deal, both for handling and for height issues. Read the other posts already.
I think I'd go with a set of Conti Trial Attacks.
I do wonder about how well the bike would handle in the dirt, though I mostly do mild dualsport stuff, fire roads, some desert stuff, slow technical forest trails and roads.
I'm just smitten how well the 950 ADV handles with the stock wheels compared to my R12GS when I think about it bike to bike.
That said, I don't want to sacrifice alot of off-road capability.

Decisions Decisions...
I got the scoop from Zach at Woody's:

I'll break it down for you-
Front rad hub-299 Stock hub-270(pretty much any color)
Rear rad hub-299 Stock hub-260
Front 19x2.5 Silver- 195 black is 220
Rear 4.25x17 silver-229 black is 249
SS spokes and nipples 128 ea wheel
Superlace and true- 99 ea. wheel
Sprocket carrier wrubber dampeners- Rad-199 stock is 180
Full wheel set high end is -1725 for the set with sprocket carrier low end is 1380 without sprocket carrier!
Thanks, Zach
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:39 AM   #7
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Depending on how aggressive you are in the dirt you will be giving up quite a bit of dirt performance and offroad tire selection.

I have two sets of wheels and use my 19/17 strictly as a Street set-up. I consider it my SM set up. I really like the Conti Trail Attacks on the road. They handle well and stick very well.

However, I do not consider any tire in the 19/17 range, besides a TKC 80, a dirt tire.


What I did was score a used set of wheels off the flea market and made those my dirt wheels, then took my old beat up wheels and had Woody convert them to the 19/17 set up. Saved a bit of money that way.

My 2 cents!

Dirt set-up:




Street Set-up:
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Old 02-12-2009, 12:02 PM   #8
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will love going to a 17x19 combo. Also FYI you can get a 950 SM center stand and install it and not have any issues getting it in the air.

I got mine form Woodys..

http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/58838...65657895_MUyXL
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how much delivered?
good tip on the stand
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Old 02-12-2009, 12:34 PM   #10
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I went full bore

and got the billet hubs and oversize spokes it was around 1700 OTD with shipping. The best thing I ever did. I saving up to send my original hubs in and have them laced as well it will be a good bit cheaper but then I will go with the TKC 17x19 for dirt as well.
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Old 02-12-2009, 01:27 PM   #11
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Wheels ordered

Well the decision was made and i ordered the follwoing:

Front: 19 x 2.5 RAD Hubs with Excel Rim.
Rear: 17 x 4.25 RAD Cush Drive Hub with Carrier and Excel Rim.

The set up is costing me $2039 AUD. Would've been cheaper if I went for SM Pro rims but after doing a bit of research apparently the Excel are a stronger rim. Should have them within 4 - 6 weeks.
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Nice!

It's expensive, but I think you will be pleased. I can swap between the two sets of tire in about 20 min taking it easy.
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Old 02-12-2009, 04:26 PM   #13
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:18 PM   #14
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do yourself a favor

Get a second set of brake rotors and a second rear sproket that way when you swap out you wont have to spend any time transfering them.



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Well the decision was made and i ordered the follwoing:

Front: 19 x 2.5 RAD Hubs with Excel Rim.
Rear: 17 x 4.25 RAD Cush Drive Hub with Carrier and Excel Rim.

The set up is costing me $2039 AUD. Would've been cheaper if I went for SM Pro rims but after doing a bit of research apparently the Excel are a stronger rim. Should have them within 4 - 6 weeks.
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:34 PM   #15
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Swapping Rotors

That was the plan, just priced KTM genuine disc in Oz, not cheap and I cant seem to find anything after market here. The sprocket is easy to source though. Was planning on dropping the rear sprocket to a 42T.
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