19/ 990 Adv wheels

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  1. MOLAHS

    MOLAHS Sisyphus

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    Seeking advice on using an Alpina 19" front tubeless wheel and keeping the 18" rear. Any potential problems, handling and/or otherwise ? Do you need to shorten the sidestand ? Will the centre stand be OK ? The reason for the request on 19/18 info is from a cost POV and the fact in OZ you can import up to $1000 w/o duty wheras two wheels 19/17 would be way over that limit.
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  2. kingrj

    kingrj Been here awhile

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    I can only tell you what switching to the 19/17 did but I had to shorten the side stand by an inch. The center stand still works fine but it is a hell-of-a-lift to get it up on there now..keeping your 18 on the rear should make it easier. Handling on the road will be much improved. That fat 19 on the front will bite much better in hard cornering than the 21..You will lose some trail but I only noticed stability issues when passing large trucks. Enjoy!
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  3. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle ADV enthusiast

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    The 18" rear works fine with a 19" front . . . Try maximum spring tension in the rear to offset lowering the front for the side stand.
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  4. mousitsas

    mousitsas Long timer

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    you don't need to shorten the sidestand, just put a washer under the ss mounting plate at the lower bolt, in order to change the angle or deployment.
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  5. tomdubz

    tomdubz getting there

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    Genius!
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  6. MOLAHS

    MOLAHS Sisyphus

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    Thanks for that advice. I gather that there is not a problem with the wider 19" rim alongside the std 18" rear rim ?
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    mousitsas Long timer

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    Not a problem, but expect to fiddle a bit with suspension settings to set it where you want.
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