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Old 11-18-2012, 06:43 PM   #226
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its kind of hard to tell since im not a pro level racer but for the kind of riding i do i like it better than the 21. i like the wide 18 inch in soft dirt and sand, it seems to float more on top and a little more stable and on road its like having my supermoto setup back. if i rode more rock crawler stuff i would keep the 21 but getting older and harder to heal so im more into easier rides. 44 years of riding dirtbikes is catching up to all my bones and joints!

Kubiak,

What tires are you running? I may try some knobies for my sumo tires...

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Old 11-18-2012, 08:48 PM   #227
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Kubiak,

What tires are you running? I may try some knobies for my sumo tires...

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hey Cumbacheech hows it going! right now im running a 4.60x18 front tire in a shinko 244 model. this thing has over 5,000 miles on it and still works like new. the rear is a 180x80x14 stock tw200 bridgstone tire with about 4,500 miles.they passed the test and im going to run this combo for awhile.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:51 PM   #228
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The knobbies do grab about the same. You just get a little more even leaning ability with the street ones.

Given you're on a slightly heavier bike, I wouldn't get much past 22-24psi and that's if you're not touching dirt. 20 is typically a good place to be I think, especially given your weight.
thats good to know, im seeing how many miles the tw tire will go, its got about 4,500 miles on it and still got some decent tread on it.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:01 PM   #229
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Just under 9,000 on mine. They will last a long time, I'm doing about 50/50 riding on mine.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:52 PM   #230
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Just under 9,000 on mine. They will last a long time, I'm doing about 50/50 riding on mine.
mine is getting low on tread 4,600 miles in this pic. i guess 50hp wears them a little faster but im still impressed with how it is doing.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:54 PM   #231
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more impressive is the front shinko 244 tire. its got about 5,400 miles in the pic and has a ton of tread left.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:44 AM   #232
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Was it not an option to lace the tw rims to factory hubs for the conversion?
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:28 PM   #233
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Was it not an option to lace the tw rims to factory hubs for the conversion?
i wanted to lace them to the factory bmw hub but the spoke count is off by 4. 32 on the tw and 36 on the bmw hub. the only set back is the drum brake but im used to it now.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:55 PM   #234
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I would like to do this mod to another bike but using a factory hub laced to tw rims to maintain disc brakes and factory function.

Which swing arm would take such a chubby tire...
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:50 PM   #235
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I would like to do this mod to another bike but using a factory hub laced to tw rims to maintain disc brakes and factory function.

Which swing arm would take such a chubby tire...
im not sure what other bike has a wide swingarm, the dakar was one of the wide ones and made of steel so very easy to modify. time to get the tape measure out and checking bikes!
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:36 PM   #236
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I would like to do this mod to another bike but using a factory hub laced to tw rims to maintain disc brakes and factory function.

Which swing arm would take such a chubby tire...
i also narrowed the tw hub by taking off the outer seal and bearing sleeve end. i left enough sleeve for 1 bearing on each side where originally the hub has 1 bearing on one side and two bearings on the sprocket drive side.this narrowed the tw hub by about 3/4 of and inch to help squeeze it into the gs swingarm even after widening the gs swingarm about a half inch or so.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:54 PM   #237
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got my gps ready to go.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:50 PM   #238
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painted ktm front fender white and changed black fork gaurds for white. easier to keep clean.cant believe the front tire has 6,000 miles on it now and all kinds of tread left!
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rear tire not doing as well. it has 5,400 miles but see if i can get 6,500 out of it.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:56 PM   #240
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front view of white parts.
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