Talk me out of: Big Wheel WR250

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by derblauereiter, Apr 16, 2018 at 2:11 PM.

  1. derblauereiter

    derblauereiter Mostly made of cheese

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    So my friend's got a WR250 that he's wanting to liquidate, and I've got a soft spot in my heart for the TW200 except for the fact that it can't really go or stop anywhere.

    So what if I:
    1. Buy the WR250
    2. Buy an extra wheelset
    3. Lace a 14" rim on the back and a 18" rim on the front
    4. ????
    5. Dumb Wheelies.
    Fight me. No really, talk me into or out of it, I've done no measuring or calculating. Lazy googling makes it seem like it hasn't been done. Has it been done? will WR discs clear the teensy rear rim? Do I need to buy a TW200 triple tree and machine some spacers and shit? That sounds hard. Looking forward to a bastard 'solution' to this 'problem'
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  2. tinwelp

    tinwelp Professional Idiot

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    JFDI. It'll be an interesting read for those of us with not enough time on our hands to even ride...
    Stop trying to talk yourself out of this. You know it needs to be done.
    Cheers... Paul
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  3. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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  4. derblauereiter

    derblauereiter Mostly made of cheese

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  5. dirt hokie

    dirt hokie Long timer

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    I have seen pics of a CR500 with fat cat/ atv tires, so its doable.
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  6. derblauereiter

    derblauereiter Mostly made of cheese

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    Excellent. Gonna ride over to the donor bike tonight on my TW and take some measurements....
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  7. greasyfatman

    greasyfatman Long timer

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    There is a kit for the wr450 to go full on atv tires.
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  8. derblauereiter

    derblauereiter Mostly made of cheese

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    I think I saw that once on a bike for sale. A “big wheel kit”, like a modern Yamaha BW? Insane....
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  9. greasyfatman

    greasyfatman Long timer

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    http://xfrproatv.com/big-wheel-kits/

    face bloat page says they are doing a crf kit. wounder if that can be sent to christine for an all wheel drive set up. let me check my wallet shit its empty.
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