HEADS UP!!!

Site upgrade in progress... Core site functions are working, but some non-critical features/functions will be temporarily unavailable while we work to restore them over the next couple of weeks.

Please post any bugs you encounter, but before you do, check to see if it's already listed.

Thanks for your patience while we work to improve the community.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
r_dawg1021

19" wheel on WR?

10 posts in this topic

I found a good deal on a complete wheel. The only problem is that it's off a YZ and it's a 19" wheel. Anybody see any issues with using this wheel as a spare for my paddle tire? I'd use the 18" stocker for dirt and the 19" for the sand. Thanks for any feedback :cry:

Also, he had the sprocket and disc on it as wheel. I don't think I'd have to change my components to allow a good fit with my calipers and what not would I? :cry:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shouldn't be a problem so long as you check the overall diameter when mounted. The 18" wheel gives the WR a taller sidewall, which is better for hard terrain and rock crawling. For sand, tall sidewalls isn't really necessary and most sand tires have a low profile so that the paddles will clear.

RADRick

www.mcjournalist.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for for the feedback guys. Looks like I might just buy this thing..better than spending $700 on a new one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Try and use the same sized sproket on the new wheel as the old one so that you don't wind up having chain issues with one being larger or smaller that the other.

Just a thought...

Bonzai :cry:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had a 19" that I ran on my WR426 for the dirt and used the stock 18" for dual sport tires. It worked fine and I ran a Maxxis 120 on the 19" rim.

I also kept the sprockets the same size as Yamakaze suggested so changing them out was quick.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Same here.

18'' for dual sport and 19'' for dirt on my 426

I would have like to do the opposite because of the sidewall issue but the choice of dual sport tire is very limited in the 19'' size.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great info. I have been looking for a spare for my 01' WR426 and all I can find are 19". Anyone need a 18" paddle tire. :cry:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0