I'm getting an extra rim and paddle set up for the sand dunes. Would a 19" wheel and paddle be better than the stock 18" set up? What are some thoughts on this? Of course, I will stick with an 8 paddle tire for some wheel spin.
2012 wr450 19" or 18" paddle for sand dunes?
Posted January 08, 2014 - 05:37 AM
Edited by RockerWR450, January 08, 2014 - 05:38 AM.
Posted January 08, 2014 - 06:36 AM
an 18 has a small enough carcass that it is a bitch to put on (if you do your own tires), and I can only imagine a 19 is worse... my $0.02
Posted January 08, 2014 - 01:33 PM
They are both really tough to put on. I willingly sacrifice the skin on my hands to save the $20 the local place wants to mount it, but this year if I go to big dunes...I don't know. It is a huge PITA. Easier coming off though.
Posted January 08, 2014 - 01:38 PM
Posted January 10, 2014 - 08:02 AM
Thanks for all your input. I ended up getting a 19" wheel with a paddle from craigslist for a hundred bucks. It didn't come with sprocket or disc. I have an extra sprocket and will get the stock rotor from eBay. Not bad for about 150 bucks. Will give some feedback after I ride in the dunes with my new setup.