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Old 01-21-2013, 09:26 AM   #1
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19 inch front rim how to?

I bent my front rim on barstow vegas and replaced the whole thing from rad hub rim everything. Now I have the stock hub, disks. I would like to set up the stock hub with a 19 incher for a more street tire and save the 21 for the dirt. The question is what rim, spoke combo? 19x2.15 or 19x2.50 I can lace and true wheels so I would like to do it as cheap as possible. Im sure im not the first to do this. Thanks 2011 990R
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:39 AM   #2
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Hi,
I'm not sure what your skill level is but the 19" is a great idea.

I just ordered a 19x2.5 Excel rim with new hub (from KTM Twins). I expect the 19" to give a more planted road feel. I'll run Pirelli Scorpion Trail 110/80VR19 up front. You could order a 19x2.5 Excel black wheel and lace kit for pretty cheap. I bet there are good YouTube videos of how to lace up. Expect to pay about $65-100 to have a shop lace the wheel plus parts.

Many people have used Woody's Wheel works with very good feedback. If you shipped your hub, he could lace it up and return it pretty quickly.

Check your local area for small shops that lace and true wheels and they could quote you on lacing the 19"
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:57 AM   #3
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Only way I know of is to get a custom drilled, euro indexed rim and new spokes from Rad or Buchanon since the stock hub is euro index.... Though it may be they can cheat the index saving you $ on a standard Jap patterned rim using different spoke lengths and bends on either side.

Personally, and I did the 19 years ago, I prefer having a stock width 21 with a more road friendly tire like a scorp or heidenau for dual sport mode and have a tougher narrow, I used the SE rim, with a more dirt friendly bit of rubber for when I'm riding with dlrides... The 19 really sucks in loose stuff, floats on top and makes it hard to turn...hated it. Great for on the road though.

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Old 01-21-2013, 04:59 PM   #4
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Buchanan spoke and rim

I went the Buchanan custom drilled Excell and there spokes. They only do silver, so sent it out to be anodized black. Laced myself. Pretty much the cheapest way to go.
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Contact MCMANN'S via PM , he has done it a couple of times with very good results
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:12 PM   #6
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I went the Buchanan custom drilled Excell and there spokes. They only do silver, so sent it out to be anodized black. Laced myself. Pretty much the cheapest way to go.
I did this. It worked out great. 19" front was too squirelly with stock marshmallow suspension, once the front suspension was fixed I really loved the 19.
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