Rim sizes

7 replies to this topic
  • comrade_yzf

Posted May 12, 2006 - 04:16 PM


What rim sizes are you street guys using on your wr(450)'s. Also what tires are you running strickly for street?

  • tmckeown

Posted May 12, 2006 - 09:13 PM



I would recommend 17" rims for street use. You have ton's more of options in tires, because almost all streetbikes are using same size.

Timo Mc

  • comrade_yzf

Posted May 13, 2006 - 08:10 AM


Whats the widest i can go up to. I would like to use the stock tires off my friends R6 but they will most definatly be to big.

  • comrade_yzf

Posted May 13, 2006 - 08:51 AM


Also, will front tires offer good rear wheel traction and where can i get a good set of inexpensisve rims?


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  • tmckeown

Posted May 13, 2006 - 09:01 AM



I use 3.5" in the front and 4.25" at the rear. Supermoto tires are 120 wide in the front and 160 wide at the rear.

Timo Mc

  • tmckeown

Posted May 13, 2006 - 09:10 AM



It always go to define inexpensive. Supermoto rims will cost a $1000 a set.
If you buy talon hubs and Excel rim + spokes and are willing to lace them yourself. You'll save $200

Timo Mc

  • comrade_yzf

Posted May 13, 2006 - 10:01 AM


Is it almost worth getting this
and a nice set of street tires

I dont plan on racing, just converting it to street.

  • tmckeown

Posted May 13, 2006 - 11:57 AM



Nice set, I would go to race with those :ride:

Timo Mc


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