Possible to change wheel size on a R?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by stou, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. DirtJack

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    Thanks, I know about that one. I was hoping to correct the rather inaccurate speedometer/odometer. :D
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  2. Zuber

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    I know that. On my 950 Adv, it would read 10.4 mi in 10 miles, and the speedo would read 60 for 55 mph.

    I needed something better for dual sport events and laying out rides. So, I added a TrailTech digital speedo. Had to put the sensor on the RH side of the front wheel so the magnet wouldn't effect the other speedo. Very simple to drill and tap a m8 hole in the brake backing plate and glue on a magnet. Was accurate down to 50 ft.
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  3. DirtJack

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    Good idea, I've used a Vapor and Vector on two other bikes.
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  4. The Walrus

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    This needs a bump and subscription.....I did the recalibration on my 690e when I put on the SM wheelset.....it worked as described.....great info to have for the bikes....and it can be tough to find the correct answers....
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  5. alongat

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    If anyone here is still trying to figure out or confirm the process for a 990 (mine is a 2012R), do a search for my name "along at" and look for my speedo and / or my Alpina wheel conversion threads - I've successfully calibrated my speedometer / odometer after the 19/17 install (and later on I fine-tuned the calibration on the speedo / odo) - it is the process with the wire removal / cutting behind the gauge cluster; works like a charm...
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