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Old 08-28-2013, 02:55 PM   #17176
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Their definatley tubeless wheels.

I've seen it done with aprillia caponard wheels but their 19 front and 17 rear. I think.
Apparently not recommended for the front wheel if off roading.
Yes, may be its me and my riding skills, but I feel definitely more comfortable with 21" front wheels than with 19" for offroad...

New to me the idea of the width on the front tyre of the pic for offroad...
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:56 PM   #17177
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Am I wrong or you changed the stock rims for tubeless ones?
Last: front tyre brand, model and size? how it behaves off/onroad with that width? are you happy or not with the size change?

I woke up quite inquisitive this morning...
Thanks!

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Their definatley tubeless wheels.

I've seen it done with aprillia caponard wheels but their 19 front and 17 rear.
Apparently not recommended for the front wheel if off roading.
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:38 PM   #17178
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Took a little spin up the road for a haircut after work...cell phone pic, didn't have a real camera along.





Might be time to change that front tire....the cupping's so bad you can see it in silhouette..

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Old 08-28-2013, 09:01 PM   #17179
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Took a little spin up the road for a haircut after work...cell phone pic, didn't have a real camera along.
I'm curious how your brake lines are run. I have an old 950 with 990 brake lines. I have then run similar to yours, but I zip-tied them to the SX85 guards.

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Old 08-28-2013, 09:26 PM   #17180
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I'm curious how your brake lines are run. I have an old 950 with 990 brake lines. I have then run similar to yours, but I zip-tied them to the SX85 guards.



I used the KTM brake line holders that bolt to the caliper brackets; for whatever reason I could only get two "lefts"-or "rights", don't really remember--heated up the "wrong" one and bent it to work.

I run clear tape on the fork leg to minimize, not eliminate, the rub marks, and plastic covers on the lines where they rub. No issues so far.

It's hard to see in these pix, but they were handy...





Here's a closeup from when I was working out the setup, before the rubber insert was added to the holder. The fork guard is not mounted here either:



Hope this helps!

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Old 08-31-2013, 04:40 AM   #17181
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Old 08-31-2013, 10:58 AM   #17182
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At Dettifoss, in northern Iceland a few days ago:

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Old 08-31-2013, 11:06 AM   #17183
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So fucking jealous! I've just changed the dream ride field in my profile to Iceland.
Good to see you fixed the battery issues Rockwell. Ride report please, and LOTS of pics
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:14 AM   #17184
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Iceland is amazing! Just didn't get to see as much as I would have liked.

We spent two weeks waiting for the bike to arrive from New York, and have been plagued with problems after getting it. The battery issue, which turned out to be a wiring issue, seems to have been one of a few issues. Our start relay just completely crapped out yesterday. I check it last week when we were having starting problems, and it was OK when connected directly to 12V of the battery. Start relay wouldn't even pull in yesterday, so I checked the start relay again and it seems to be dead. We will have to get a new one when we arrive in Denmark next week. Other than that, we've arrived here in the worst summer in over ten years, as far as weather goes.

We're spending the next few days waiting for Wednesday's ferry. Despite the weather and bike issues, Iceland has been absolutely mind-blowing. I definitely will be coming back to Iceland.
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:28 PM   #17185
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:34 PM   #17186
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:08 PM   #17187
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Between Alma and the top of Mosquito Pass?
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:37 PM   #17188
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Between Alma and the top of Mosquito Pass?
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:31 PM   #17189
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Yes, may be its me and my riding skills, but I feel definitely more comfortable with 21" front wheels than with 19" for offroad...

New to me the idea of the width on the front tyre of the pic for offroad...
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Honda experimented with all kinds of different front tire sizes over the years including up to 23" back in '79, back to 21", then tried 20" with a bit more width then back to 21". The big wheel rolls over irregularities better but when you add width, it makes it more of a gyroscope and harder to turn. I'll find out next spring how a short fat knobby works off-road, I am converting a FT500 into a custom gravel road beater and of course, get it really off-road.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:41 PM   #17190
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