Who's got the Caponord Tubeless Rim setup for their Adventure?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by scibeer, May 18, 2009.

  1. -GUV-

    -GUV- Been here awhile

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    This looks like it?
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  2. R Doug

    R Doug Recalculating

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    Now that I have been able to sneak in some miles this warm February w/ the new tire/wheel set up, here some some quick thoughts:

    * The bike feels more sporty. Paved road corning has greatly improved and the big bike feels like it wants to tip in to every corner. I like that.

    * The stock kick stand is too long now and I need *think* about bike placement before leaving it on the side stand. I may look for a shorter after market stand for when I'm using the 19/17 set up.

    * Also, the center stand is long now which makes for a little more effort required to get the 990 up. But, I do like the add'l wheel clearance while the bike is on the center stand.

    * Given the fact the bike appears to be lower to the ground now w/ the shorter wheels (as evidence by the the effects on the side and center stands), the bike does not feel lower to ground with my modest 28" inseam.

    * Regarding the bike being lower to the ground, I wonder when I get into some awesome twisties, will I have less ground clearance when it comes to dragging the pegs? A few hours on WV's finest will let me know that soon enough. :D
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  3. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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  4. stou

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    Yesterday I was out skiing, I'll try to look at it today to see if it is the right procedure. Thanks!
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  5. stou

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  6. stou

    stou Been here awhile

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    I don't want to polute this thread, so I folow this discusion on a thread I started few months ago about wheel size setting on the 990R.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=15235012#post15235012
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  7. 666

    666 Agnostic and Orange

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    anybody wants to sell this 19/17 setup? I am starting new job with long commute miles.
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  8. R Doug

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  9. sstewart

    sstewart Long timer

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    Get off here and send me my wheels already. :lol3
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  10. R Doug

    R Doug Recalculating

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    :lol3
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  11. 666

    666 Agnostic and Orange

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    Did you guys have to change side stand? I got the magic wheels and going to put them on as soon as my stock size tires wear out.
    Bike is 06 standard height, not tall suspension. I just wander if side stand would be too long.
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  12. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    In general, yes the sidestand will probably be a little too long. Many things though, such as suspension free sag, can affect this.

    I have run 17/17" wheels with a stock side stand on my past adventures. You just have to find a slightly off-camber place to park each time!
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  13. sstewart

    sstewart Long timer

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    What he said. I hope you enjoy the wheels.:clap
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  14. geez996

    geez996 Adventurer

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    Hi all,

    I have a KTM 950 ADV 2005.
    I have been looking at some posts here for the 19/17 set up with Caponord wheels.

    I happen to have a set.
    Can some one help me and tell me what do I need to put them on.
    Will they fit as is ?
    Would I need to lace them on my stock hubs ?

    I read a few posts but got really confused...


    :ear
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  15. Schleprock

    Schleprock Let's Do This!

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    Use your stock KTM hubs. I bought rims and had Woody's do the Superlace on them with their huge stainless spokes. Reasonable price. Hth
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  16. woody's wheel works

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    PS,,we have all the components and gauranteed skill sets to do this for you,,,we can also re-anodize your rims and hubs to whatever color you want.

    call Zach at shop #below for $$$ quotes and time frame,,,,he has all that stuff in his head:wink:
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