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Old 01-29-2013, 02:09 AM   #1
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21" Front Wheel in 1980 XL250S

Hi folks, would anyone know if there's a 21" front wheel that will go pretty much straight into an XL250S that has a 23" wheel normally?
Thanks in advance for any words of wisdom..
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:50 AM   #2
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Could you not just but a new 21" rim and have it laced on?
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:53 AM   #3
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What would be the fun in that?

I seem to recall the later ones (eg XL125S,) have the same drum so it should fit. I had a XL125S a few years ago and had a 23" wheel laying around, they looked the same to me but I never did any measurements or anything so might be a near mis...
I'll let the final verdict to the guys who actually know this, it might be worth investigating.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:55 PM   #4
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I think a front wheel from a 78 cr will bolt right up and uses the same brake drum tab on the forks, I'm not 100% sure so double check that thats the year.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:34 AM   #5
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I think the front wheel from the XL 250 R is the same.
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:06 PM   #6
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I assume you want to chainge the wheel because you are having trouble finding tyres.

From what I have seen speedway bikes use a 23" front wheel, will tyres made for them work?

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