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Old 10-03-2012, 05:18 PM   #9
dirtrulz
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Joined: Oct 2006
Location: denver co
Oddometer: 471
I dont know how many people who say you cant take a bike with a 17 front wheel off pavement have actually done it but it is a bunch of hogwash. The only thing I avoid on my supermoto is deep sand. That is more because of the tires themselves rather than the diameter, The tires you generally run on a 17 float badly in sand. I have two bikes with 17's and have seldom given them a second thought when it comes to where I ride. Ground clearance on the other hand can be a problem.
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