Ask Woody about your KTM 19/17 wheel set-ups

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  1. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    Hi,

    Yea we do have to custom drill the rims to make it work.

    The other option is shipping a rim and spoke kit to you to lace it up.

    The best option would be the 2.5 x 19 with a 110/80-19 front, maybe you can sell the 2.15 x 19 or save for your dirt bike.

    The 150 will be ok, but the 160 is better.

    thanks zach

    PS from Woody: picking rim/tire combos is often a rider preference,,,folks liking to drift/spin the tires prefer smaller/narrower combos...things to consider:
    bigger tires although theoretically having more grip area are also heavier, thus contributing to increased un-sprung weight as well as rotational mass...so a smaller bike ie with less HP will actually suffer more from the change....

    usually there are trade-offs ranging from performance to the aesthetic....BWOE i just looked at this stunning Norton Commando cafe racer in the shop,with it's matching 2.15x19 front and rear rims sporting identical 4.10x19 tires...the rear just looks like it is way to skinny for the job,,not to mention few performance tires are available for it....so in this lucky case switching to a 120/90x18 would be a practical improvement ie tire availability,,,an aesthetic improvement ie ie better proportion and a technical improvement
    at the expense of not being OEM.
    woody

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  2. pingvin

    pingvin Been here awhile

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    Actually haven't bought the rim yet and the seller said it was 2.5" so maybe I won't buy it then.

    If I send you the hub, how much for rim+lacing. If you can use the nipples from the damaged wheel, I've got those. Maybe several options for rim (orange?)?
    OK. Not many 160 dual sport tyres that i can find. ContitrailAttack and Anakee 3 have 170, that should be fine I guess (know some actually prefer 180 for track).
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  3. meteorite

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    Woody, man how handy!!! I am considering getting a second rear rim for my 690 Enduro R. One will stay setup for road use and the other with the knobbies for the off-road stuff. I am looking at the Excel rim with Rad hub for the off-road stuff and keep the stock for the road. There are 2 widths on the KTMTwins site, 2.50 (stronger) and 2.15 (strongest with more tire choices) What do you recommend?? What are the considerations?? Thanks
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  4. renogeorge

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    I have been through several threads including this one. I must be going in a little different direction with my 990 Adventure. I am fine with the 18/21 combo. But I would like to go tubeless. Can you recommend anything short of changing wheels? Tubliss???

    Thanks and apologies if this is the wrong place for the question.
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  5. woody's wheel works

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    since those ar the two options you give me..id recommend the wider rim for road use and the 2.5 for off road,,,

    however,,if it were my bike,,i'd leave the stocker's alone for off road and build a 19/17 setup with tubeless setup...this set up will rock your world on anything the slab can dish out to you...an amazing transformation...better than sex from what i've been told:wink:

    :freaky
    woody

    there's a fellow from australia who did a great review on his set-up,,'human one' is his advrider handle i believe
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  6. woody's wheel works

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    forget the tubliss for on road application besides none of their sizes are compatible with your rim sizes...

    somewhere in this forum i described how to seal your rims...that's one option...
    or,,,
    you can send your rear wheel in and we'll seal it for you for $99 with one year warranty....OBTW,,,we won't seal your front because it doesn't sport a safety bead:cry

    FYI,,we highly recommend Superlacing the rear because that set-up provides the highest gauranty you won't ever be mucking with truing your wheel again...if not that then minimally re torqing/truing your wheel is a good investment...ie to keep from having to turn the nipples and possibly ruining the sealing job.

    holler
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  7. sproot

    sproot Sturdy Adventurer

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    Hi Woody :wave

    Still loving my 19/17 setup on the 950 Adventure, truly can do anything now :D

    Love it so much, in fact, that I've worn the wheel bearings out :cry What size are they (rears, at least)? :ear

    NB: This is the Capo / RAD-hub version, not the stock KTM hub (or I'd know what size they were! :deal)

    Cheers
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  8. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    The bearings in the hubs they use on the rad hubs are as follows

    Hub disc side-6205 2RS
    Hub drive side 60/28-2RS x 2
    Carrier- 60/282RS x 2

    We have some in stock for 10 ea+ shipping.

    thanks zach



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  9. ktm55

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    I would like to get a 19" rim on the front of my 2011 990 ADV but stay with the stock 18" on the rear. Goal to get Canyon Carving performance at minimal cost.

    Opinions?
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  10. woody's wheel works

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    Using the 19'' with the 18'' rear works good and does give it quicker steering close to the 17/17 set. It will put more weight on the front endfor beter steering on-road. The 19/17 set keeps it closer to stock geometry which is still great to ride off-road, just not faster like the 21/18 can.

    The one thing that's great about the 19/17 set is the amount of tire choice's they have, and the handling it has both on/off-road.

    You could try the 19/18 first then see if it works good for you, and get the 17'' rear later if it's not working good for you.

    Thanks Zach

    hi..Woody chiming in,,,IMHO,,if it's real "canyon carving " performance your seeking,,, the 19/17 is far superior...it's two grinning thumbs up from all who've ridden/ experienced it...and all Zach shared is on the money,,,there are some who have been satisfied with the 18" rear

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  11. tilting40s

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    I've come to the realization that my 990 is and forever will be a street machine. So I want to pony up and put together a 19/17 or set-up. I want to use as much of my own stock hardware for the swap as possible and want reliability. I don't need the most bitchin stuff, just want something that will give me confidence in the tight corners. I'm looking to spend around 1,000$. Is this realistic/if so what are the best options I have? Thanks!
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  12. woody's wheel works

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    Well we've been known for our creativity,,here goes

    1,,spend money on the stuff that makes the REAL difference,,,IMHOheavy duty spoke kit using Superlace technology,,,,circa $450 for both wheels....

    2,, recycle your hubs saves ya circa $900

    3,,we usually have good used stuff ie rims,,check with Zach,,he knows what's there in our warehouse

    4,,, squander $200 for sealing for tubeless,,,the benefits outweigh the negatives(what negatives????)

    5,,, FYI,,,using Zartan nipples versus SS nipples saves circa $40,,they work fine if ya don't ride in corrosive climes/salt water

    6,,, we may also have really good used rubber sometimes...for added savings

    7,,,revert back to Oem gearing for optimal road performance

    8,, standby for the funniest canyon carving Tarmac eating beastie,,,puts the SPORT into dual-sport
    Hope that helps
    Holler:freaky
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  13. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    Howdy, I have the 19x17 setup on my 990. Is there a shorter kickstand option? She sits perilously upright when on the side stand.
    Amazing parts by the way. Bikes a weapon.
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  14. woody's wheel works

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    We can modify the side-stand to be shorter, adjustable and even a larger foot print if wanted.

    We can modify any side-stand that has the room and need of adjust-ability. It only cost's 99 per side-stand to make it adjustable, and a bigger foot print with a fresh paint job.

    Thanks zach
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  15. daveburton

    daveburton Been here awhile

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    Hi,

    What would you recommend for a 19/17 set up for a 690.

    I want the bike for ADV touring, any views on the compromise between road and offroad performance with this change.

    I need the bike lower as well and this change will also help with that.

    I'd like an idea of cost and options for tubeless rims.

    I am thinking about TKC 80 front and K60 rear, what widths would I need.

    Any help/advice appreciated.

    thanks dave.
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    in a nutshell most of your questions should be answered here;

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9222631&postcount=1 xall me for more indo

    toll free # below

    :freaky
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  17. jckid

    jckid Been here awhile

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    I want to build a 19 X 2.5" front wheel and would run a 110/80-19 tire on it. But it seems that Sun rims, only come in a 2.15" or a 2.75" size. Which size would you recommend?
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    We would recommend Excel 2.5 x 19 rim, the Excel rim's are much stronger than the Sun rim's, and the 2.5 will fit the 110/8-19 tire's best.

    Thanks zach
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  19. Mhassic

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    Hi Woody!

    Do you have a bolt on kit for a ktm 950 sm -06?
    19/17
    2,5" in front and 4,5" back.
    Black hubs and black rims with stainless nipples and spokes.
    What's the cost for that setup with shipping to Sweden?
    You can send a pm if you want.
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  20. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    We can build a wheel set for you using billet 950 KTM hub's, excel 17 x 4.25, 19 x 2.5 black rim's, stainless steel spokes/nipples and sealed for tubeless, the set would use KTM 950 sprocket's and rotor's using brake adapter's to fit the front 950 adv rotor's for the SM.

    A set would be close to $3,000 + 200 for shipping for the set with rotor's, sprocket's and sealed for tubeless tire's.

    Email us at woodyswheelworks@gmail.com if you are interested in building a new set.

    Thanks Zach