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Old 11-28-2012, 05:12 AM   #16
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:33 AM   #17
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:58 AM   #18
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anyone care to show their 19/17 on a adv
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:06 PM   #19
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:17 PM   #20
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:04 PM   #21
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If a high performance dual sport twin was intended to have something other than a 18/21 wheelset, it would have come with it. You don't want to be rolling washouts and such on smaller wheels. Why reduce the performance of the motorcycle?
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:54 PM   #22
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How do Super Duke sidestands compare to a shortened 990 sidestand, i.e., mounting points & length? I'd like to keep my stock sidestand for 21/18 use, and there are several Super Duke sidestands available on Ebay. TIA.

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why not opt for an adjustable sidestand ,,get yours modified and ya can use it from 17/17,,,19/17//or even 21/18 set ups...???
and can adjust it for various loads ya carry,,even put a big foot on it,,to keep from sinking in the soft stuff,,,
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:57 AM   #23
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If a high performance dual sport twin was intended to have something other than a 18/21 wheelset, it would have come with it. You don't want to be rolling washouts and such on smaller wheels. Why reduce the performance of the motorcycle?
It just goes to show how versatile is the Adventure.

Put a set of small wheels on it and you have a very capable touring bike with some off road capability.

Leave the big wheels in and enjoy more challenging trails.

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Old 11-29-2012, 06:28 AM   #24
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well ya got me hooked by your comment,,,

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If a high performance dual sport twin was intended to have something other than a 18/21 wheelset, it would have come with it. You don't want to be rolling washouts and such on smaller wheels. Why reduce the performance of the motorcycle?
IMHO,,,for what it is worth,,,i cannot believe you really think that just because the marketing gurus in some factory decide to capture a certain market segment and then out fit and advertise/set their propaganda machine in motion that that bike is thus limited by what they say,,or do you???

There are quite a few bikes that respond well to aftermarket conversions and transform themselves to being even better at a different task,,,No doubt that adventure with 21/18 wheel combo works better in the dirt than smaller wheels. Please note however that the wheels they gave you are really more geared for street use than serious off road use,,,,as evidenced by the many failures of the oem wheels[[and yes ,i take into account that redoing the suspension may preclude some of the damage]

the point is that ya want the right knife for the job,,,,it makes a world of difference.

here's a link to another thread about switching from oem 19/17 to either 21/17 or even 21/18 on all the big beemer adv bikes
notice those that switched were blown away by the enhanced handling in the dirt albeit a slight expense in on road performance..

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=495376

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=663107

then the flip side going from a 21/18 to 19/17 on a ktm 950SE BWOE

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...95&postcount=1

many riders get 2 or 3 wheelsets 17/17 set up for road-racing/SM 19/17 fro all around dual sport riding and 21/18 for serious dirt stuff

and all of those can be further enhanced for how hard ya ride

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Old 11-29-2012, 07:06 AM   #25
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Actually the bike was intended to have a 17/19 wheel set - the speedometer comes with two settings - one for 19 and one for 21. It's just the factory never went ahead and did it until now with the 1190 which is not very different from the 990 so it goes to show you it was intended all along.

And for those of us who have done it I think you'll find that we almost all universally love the bike far more with the smaller wheels. It's a complete transformation from the vague way the 21 handles on the road. I'd say that my 17/19 setup stays on the bike about 90% of the time and the big wheels (both made by Woody) are really for the off road adventures. The 19 will handle gravel fine, not quite as stable but it's fine. The 19 is not good in sand - horrible in fact. But for the majority of what I ride the smaller wheels are fantastic. I've even done track days on them.

Here's my latest set from Woody:





Everyone I know who's made the switch keeps the 17/19 on the majority of the time because they're so much more fun.

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Old 11-29-2012, 07:16 AM   #26
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:24 AM   #27
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Just recently sold the 19/17 to fund some other bits for the project. I really liked the handling of the 19/17 setup, but i will try go for the 17/17. Need the brake adapter plate from CJ, though i can´t really get through to him.

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Old 11-29-2012, 07:43 AM   #28
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Just recently sold the 19/17 to fund some other bits for the project. I really liked the handling of the 19/17 setup, but i will try go for the 17/17. Need the brake adapter plate from CJ, though i can´t really get through to him.

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Old 11-29-2012, 07:50 AM   #29
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Sakurama that looks awesome !

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Old 11-29-2012, 08:32 AM   #30
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