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Old 02-03-2013, 08:32 AM   #1
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21" FF and 18" RR rims on a 2001 Triumph Tiger 955i?

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I am very interested in converting my stock wire-spoked 19" and 17" wheels on my 2001 Triumph Tiger 955i, to 21" front and 18" rear, in order to run my favorite ADV tire - the Michelin Desert tires.

Other than cost, and of course, a reduction in selection of tires for a big, heavy ADV bike to the "unpopular" sizes, does anyone here have any actual experience with a change like this? I am primarily concerned about tire/wheel clearance, especially at the rear. I will be changing the low front fender for a regular dirt bike high fender, but I am somewhat concerned about clearance at the back.

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Old 02-18-2013, 09:08 AM   #2
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I am interested also.

Baldy, How does your 955 work so far on the off road for you? I am getting an 02 and will be doing allot of off road.


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Old 02-18-2013, 08:37 PM   #3
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Received some replies (estimates) from Buchanans, Woodies and others. Crazy expensive mod! Cheapest is about $900 and most expensive about $2K (for just the rims, spokes and labor...not including the tires)

I guess I'll be sticking to TKC80s in the stock sizes.

The Tiger is only good for dirt roads, not real offroad, IMO.
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Was that using your hubs?

Or complete wheel sets?
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Or complete wheel sets?
Using my hubs
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