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Old 01-10-2014, 02:24 PM   #16
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I like this build, but it's making me a bit sad because I recently missed out on a $400 GS500E from my local CL. Would have made a great cheap commuter.
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Old 01-14-2014, 06:59 PM   #17
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Good build. Good pics. Keep it coming.
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:37 PM   #18
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Did you add a tube with those Shinkos?
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:47 PM   #19
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:27 PM   #20
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Did you add a tube with those Shinkos?
I did. Many opt not too, and while I understand the reasons for not doing it, I just can't get passed them being built for a tube. If this was a primarily low speed off road bike I'd not worry so much, but I intend to road trip a bit on the highway.
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:31 PM   #21
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I got the Shinko mounted up onto the dual disc 17x3.5" SV650 front wheel. I also got the SV front end pulled from the SV and ready for a quick tune up before installing. It's about time to load this beast up to head over for some steel fab!


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Old 01-15-2014, 04:29 AM   #22
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You won't have any issues running tubeless on those tires.They will last longer without a tube.The theory is the tires get hotter with tubes, and the tube allows the tire to flex more for the same amount of air pressure as tubeless.I don't know if it's true, but It's a bitch to dismount tube type tires, on GS rims, in the middle of no where, in the rain, with speeding traffic.
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:21 AM   #23
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Thanks for the tube info!
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:47 AM   #24
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:49 AM   #25
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I did. Many opt not too, and while I understand the reasons for not doing it, I just can't get passed them being built for a tube. If this was a primarily low speed off road bike I'd not worry so much, but I intend to road trip a bit on the highway.

Any chance you might run a tape measure across that front tire to give me the actual width? I'm fooling with the idea of riding my Ninja 300 in a easy NJ DS in the sandy Pine Barrens and would just slap a set of those on if I did it.

It looks huge so I'd just be worried about clearance with the fork tubes. The front is a 4.60, right?

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Any chance you might run a tape measure across that front tire to give me the actual width? I'm fooling with the idea of riding my Ninja 300 in a easy NJ DS in the sandy Pine Barrens and would just slap a set of those on if I did it.

It looks huge so I'd just be worried about clearance with the fork tubes. The front is a 4.60, right?

Thanks.
I would run a 3.0x17 front and 4.60 rear for that application. It's what I almost went with until I went to wider wheels. I'll happily measure the tire, but I don't think the ninja runs. 3.5" wheel, but rather a 3.0".
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Old 01-15-2014, 01:04 PM   #27
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Ya know, I saw this Yamaha Bolt scrambler conversion in a thread (on the Superhawk forum) yesterday, and honset-to-God, the first thought in my mind was how cool that would be to do with a GS500!

I can't wait to see how the final product turns out!



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Old 01-15-2014, 04:49 PM   #28
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I would run a 3.0x17 front and 4.60 rear for that application. It's what I almost went with until I went to wider wheels. I'll happily measure the tire, but I don't think the ninja runs. 3.5" wheel, but rather a 3.0".

Yep, pretty sure it is a 3" front rim. I wasn't sure if that might be too thin, no real experience with this adaptation. Thank you again!
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Stock GS is 3.0 front and 3.5 rear.You can do a post Katana (98-06) Wheel swap and get 3.5 front and 4.5 rear.it's a direct swap in the rear and use GS wheel bearings and spacers in the front.
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Stock GS is 3.0 front and 3.5 rear.You can do a post Katana (98-06) Wheel swap and get 3.5 front and 4.5 rear.it's a direct swap in the rear and use GS wheel bearings and spacers in the front.
That's what I've done here, but with an SV front wheel.

As for the 3.00x17 on the 3" rim, it's a common swap for the supermoto crowd. Just google 3.00x17 Shinko 244" and you'll find links.
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