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Old 10-29-2010, 10:31 AM   #1306
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This is a big plus for me as well, the 19/17" tyre choices for primarily road tyres are much better, and the 21/17" off road choices are good as well. I want to have my cake and eat it.
I used to swap wheels every week on my WR450. Through the week Id use supermoto wheels then come the weekend I would change to pure offroad wheels for mx tracks and green lanes.
However this became such a ball ache that I chose to sell the bike for a dual purpose bike. Obviously I can no longer ride the mx tracks, but I can now explore lanes when I come across them and not have to wait until the weekend when I have my offroad tyres on.

Another thing to consider is the hight off the front mud guard on the triumph would need adjusting somehow or it will look ridiculous.
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:35 AM   #1307
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Another thing to consider is the hight off the front mud guard on the triumph would need adjusting somehow or it will look ridiculous.
As Adam Ant once said... "ridicule is nothing to be scared of"
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:40 AM   #1308
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Another thing to consider is the hight off the front mud guard on the triumph would need adjusting somehow or it will look ridiculous.
When swapping on a 17" front, it would definitely leave a big gap, but a 19" front won't leave much of one. The 110-section tire on the 19" rim is only slightly smaller in overall diameter than the 90-section 21" tire; the small gap it would leave under the mud guard would not be enough to make me care about it.

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Old 10-29-2010, 12:37 PM   #1309
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The 21" wheel will make the bike a little slower-handling -- but the main reason I want the extra wheelset is for quick changes depending on the type of riding I'll be doing. I can change out the wheels in half an hour; dismounting the tires and mounting different ones will take me a couple hours and a lot more tools to get out and put away.

This way I could throw on the spoked wheels with knobbies to go do a dual-sport ride, then quickly swap to the street wheelset and go ride paved twisties. Way more flexibility, and no need to use compromise tires that aren't especially good in either situation.

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My plan exactly. I'll have Woody knock up a pair of 19/17 and have 21/18 for my Long Way down adventures.
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:01 PM   #1310
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Agreed.

Triumph would be smart to make the 800 cast wheels available as an accessory for XC owners. I'd love to have a set with street tires mounted and just keep knobbies mounted on the spoked wheels, and swap back and forth depending on what kind of riding I'll be doing.

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+33. That is what I am doing with my WR250R/X
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Old 10-29-2010, 03:23 PM   #1311
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Agreed.

Triumph would be smart to make the 800 cast wheels available as an accessory for XC owners. I'd love to have a set with street tires mounted and just keep knobbies mounted on the spoked wheels, and swap back and forth depending on what kind of riding I'll be doing.

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Agreed. And for my personal taste, make yellow available for the XC as well.
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Old 10-30-2010, 12:54 AM   #1312
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:52 AM   #1313
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is the 19'' front so much better in the road than the 21''?
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Old 10-30-2010, 02:24 AM   #1314
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is the 19'' front so much better in the road than the 21''?
i had a tiger with 19" before my Adventure 950s with 21"

do like both wheelsizes on road, difference is not sooo big for me
off the road the 21" is more stable
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Old 10-30-2010, 06:57 AM   #1315
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All this talk of switching wheels is stupid! What's the point in having a dual purpose bike if its not dual purpose?
If you want perfection on road and perfection off road then by two cheap bikes.
eg An old pan euro for the road trip and an old xr400 for off road.

A dual purpose bike is a compromise of the two for convenience.
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Old 10-30-2010, 07:05 AM   #1316
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All this talk of switching wheels is stupid! What's the point in having a dual purpose bike if its not dual purpose?
If you want perfection on road and perfection off road then by two cheap bikes.
All this talk of two bikes is stupid. You clearly need three bikes: All dirt, all street, and 50/50. Sheesh. When will people learn.
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Old 10-30-2010, 07:12 AM   #1317
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All this talk of switching wheels is stupid! What's the point in having a dual purpose bike if its not dual purpose?
If you want perfection on road and perfection off road then by two cheap bikes.
eg An old pan euro for the road trip and an old xr400 for off road.

A dual purpose bike is a compromise of the two for convenience.
I can see the point of two sets of wheels. Definitely cheaper than two bikes. Swapping wheels won't make it perfect on road, or offroad, but it'll make a noticeable difference. Of course I think I'd rather be swapping a 17" front for a 21" front instead of 19" for 21".







Don't think either one is "perfection" but they both look like fun.
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Old 10-30-2010, 07:26 AM   #1318
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I can see the point of two sets of wheels. Definitely cheaper than two bikes. Swapping wheels won't make it perfect on road, or offroad, but it'll make a noticeable difference. Of course I think I'd rather be swapping a 17" front for a 21" front instead of 19" for 21".







Don't think either one is "perfection" but they both look like fun.
As I said in a previous post I had a WR450 that had supermoto wheels and mx wheels, but its a ball ache changing them all the time. That's why I made the compromise and bought a dual sport.

Two second hand bikes is defiantly cheaper than one new bike. Its also safer as the more times you change your wheels the more stress is placed on bolts and the bigger the chance of forgetting something.

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Old 10-30-2010, 08:08 AM   #1319
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Its also safer as the more times you change your wheels the more stress is placed on bolts and the bigger the chance of forgetting something.
Along this line I would advice you never to leave your house, opening the lock will put more pressure on your lock and key and one day you might forget your key and will you not be able to enter your house......

















the latter would be a blessing for this thread as you will not have access to the internet anymore
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Old 10-30-2010, 08:13 AM   #1320
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I used to ride motox. I can still handle myself off road as good as I ever need too- I could power slide my (now gone) Strom 1000 on dirt roads. I have never considered myself a road racer. I had a KTM 950 that I laid over as far as I dared on pavement and lacked for nothing in the corners over the Vstrom with a 19 inch wheel or even my (current) DorsoDuro with sportbike wheels on it. Point is that my limits on road are not as great as even the limits of the 21 inch wheels with road tires on the KTM. I'm sure the wheels would make a difference if I rode with knee pucks but short of a paved race track I reach my limits of fear before I reach the bikes limits of adhesion. Kind of a safety factor...
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