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post #1 of 16 Old 10-10-2005, 12:59 AM
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2 sets of rubber

I'm thinking of having knobby off-road tires put on my stock rims and getting allow rims w/ performance street tires.
any thoughts?
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post #2 of 16 Old 10-10-2005, 11:51 AM
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Re: 2 sets of rubber

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I'm thinking of having knobby off-road tires put on my stock rims and getting allow rims w/ performance street tires.
any thoughts?
If you find a set of rims let me know. I would like to do the same thing.
post #3 of 16 Old 10-10-2005, 01:51 PM
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will do, i'm gonna hit up the dealer tomorrow and see what they have to say on the subject. most likely anything they have their will be expensive and not as good as something i can get on-line.
i can find plenty of sites to get the rubber (i'm probably gonna go with pirellis for street and dirt, they make a really nice sand-terrain that would be good here in FL)
the only problem is i cant seem to find any sites selling rims, which concerns me....i may wind up gettin the rubber online, bringing it to the dealership and having them put it on their rims.
 
post #4 of 16 Old 10-10-2005, 01:52 PM
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ok, was also wondering (if anyone knows) how sticky the stock tires are? i'm afraid to lean too much on them for fear of sliding.
post #5 of 16 Old 10-10-2005, 07:36 PM
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I would be worried about running true knobbies on either size Strom due to the weight of the bikes. Seems like those bikes would make short work of the knobs and be very unstable. But I guess if you were ONLY riding in dirt it would maybe be OK. Stock tires are considered by most but not all to be slippery. I am running Bridgestone BT-020 tires which are totally street oriented and about the best street tire you can get for the Strom. They are also probably the stickiest street tire available to fit the Strom but sport bike street tires such as the Michelin Pilot Power are tons better than the BT-020s but not offered to fit a 19 inch front rim.
post #6 of 16 Old 10-10-2005, 09:16 PM
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yeah, from the few prices i could find about rims...looks like i'd be better off putting pure-street tires on the strom and getting a used dual sport 250 or somethin for off-roading.
post #7 of 16 Old 10-11-2005, 01:23 AM
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hey knock yourself out if you can pull this off...but to me the big thing would be the pain of having to change from one set to the other all the time...lets see..its a nice day out i want to do a highway run....so lets take both wheels and the chain off? by the time i was done with that i would be too pooped to ride!
post #8 of 16 Old 10-11-2005, 02:41 PM
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Just a thought, but maybe the SV wheels would fit the Strom, I'd imagine that a bracket for the front caliper would have to be fabbed, but it's worth taking a look. The 17's should work better on the street than the stock 19 incher up front.
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I put sticky road rubber on my stock rims, then put some knobbies on a set of tubed/spoked rims... then put a dr350 on the knobbies, and it works great.
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post #10 of 16 Old 10-12-2005, 06:20 PM
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ok, was also wondering (if anyone knows) how sticky the stock tires are? i'm afraid to lean too much on them for fear of sliding.
An impossible question to answer, a tires grip has a huge number of variables; roadway surface asphalt, concrete, chip seal dirt or gravel, inflation pressure front and rear, tire wear, speed, amount of lean, power applied to the road; on the throttle, neutral or trailing throttle, braking circumstances, suspension set up, and many others not to mention the experience of the rider.

An experienced rider can easily ride the tire to edges, but often there is no need to lean it that far, a shift in riders position will get the same amount of turning ability with using less the edge of tire.

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