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Nige_Uk

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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

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- 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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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

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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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