Super Moto



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  • Nige_Uk

Posted September 24, 2001 - 01:01 AM

#1

I've just bought a WR400 2000 model & it came with two sets of wheels, of which I'm getting one set converted for Supermoto, but I've got a couple of query's, (1) What width of rims do I buy , (2) What dia do I get the wheels made to (I was thinking 17") & (3) What gearing should I use on the sprockets.
I don't want to change anything on the swinging arm as I'd just like to take one set of wheels out & pop in the others etc.
Also everybody's talking about "THE GREY WIRE", this may be a daft question but has the 2000 WR400 got one or is it just the 426's

Cheers for any info.

Nige

  • Mitch_from_Oz

Posted September 24, 2001 - 04:42 AM

#2

- 17 " front and rear
- 3.5" width on front
- 4.25" on rear
- heavy duty spokes and nipples
- offset the rear spokes a fraction such that you avoid chain rub.
- gearing: 15 44 is typical
- GP wet on the front

Good luck
Mitch

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  • john_pearce

Posted September 24, 2001 - 05:06 AM

#3

HI NIGE
I ALSO HAVE A WR400 Y2K ,I CANT HELP YOU
WITH YOUR QUESTION UNFORTANATELY ,BUT I
WONDER IF YOU MAY BE ABLE TO ANSWER A QUESTION FOR ME ?.
I MAKE DO WITH ONLY 1 SET OF WHEELS BUT I
FIND THAT I'M REPLACING TYRES LIKE THEY'RE
GOING OUT OF FASHION .I DUEL SPORT QUITE A BIT SO TO SAVE GETTING NICKED I RUN ROAD LEGAL ENDURO TYRES . I'VE RAN WITH MICH COMP 3'S , AND BRIDGESTONE ED04 WHICH IS A HARD SURFACE TYRE BUT AFTER ONLY 2 OUTINGS (APPROX 200 MILES )THE THINGS A 3RD DEAD ALREADY. WONDER IF YOU'VE GOT ANY TYRE RECOMMENDATIONS OR DO YOU THINK I SHOULD MAYBE PUT AN ADVERT OUT FOR SOME 2ND HAND MOTARD WHEELS??.

CHEERS
JOHN IN PORTSMOUTH

  • Greg_in_Atlanta

Posted September 24, 2001 - 07:25 AM

#4

I'm running 3.5x17 and 4.25x17. Mike at Wheelcraft helped me out. His email is MSzura8027@aol.com. I bought the Sun rims, Excel's were backordered. Don't foget you will want to buy a big front brake kit also; speak with Jim; info@map-engineering.com. This is by far, the cheapest way to go. Don't try to go wider than a 150 on the back.

Good luck.
Greg

  • Nige_Uk

Posted September 25, 2001 - 02:03 AM

#5

John,
Sounds like you get through alot of rubber ! , I don't know of any realy good tyres because if you get a realy hard compound & you ride on the roads alot you'll not have as much grip etc (same theory as 'sticky' tyres on road bikes, sticky (soft compound) = better grip)), & you don't want to go 'Road surfing !' its not good for the health !. All I would surgest is to look out for another set of wheels, try looking in TBM magazine (monthly) or Trials & Motorcross (weekly), or on this site etc.
Another solution would be to buy my 1998 Wr400 (which I'm selling ), then you don't need another set of wheels !!!!




 
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