Installing a used 07 SV650 17 inch front wheel/fender on a 08 DL650 Vstrom.
DL650 with original 19 inch front wheel:
DL650 with SV650 front wheel/fender installed before painting:
The original 08 DL650 front rotors would not fit the 07 SV650 front wheel due to the rotor mounting bolt circle being larger diameter on the 08 DL650.
07 SV650 wheel:
08 DL650 Wheel and Rotor:
Purchased a set of used 06 DL650 front rotors and they fit the 07 SV650 wheel. Before mounting the SV650 wheel, checked fit of 08 DL650 axle in 07 SV650 wheel/bearings and the 08 DL650 axle fit the same depth as it did in the 08 DL650 wheel/bearings. Also measured distance between original mounting surface of 08 DL650 rotors, compared to mounting surfaces on the SV650 wheel and both were the same. DL650 rotors are larger diameter than SV650 rotors, so 06 DL650 rotors were used to match the original diameter of the 08 DL650 rotors. The calipers are a tight fit removing/replacing SV wheel, caliper needs to be "gently" rocked back & forth to expand the gap between the brake pads to remove.
Cuts made in SV650 fender as shown:
Gaps from 120/70/17 tire to fender front & back:
The front mounting holes were drilled first about 11/16" to 3/4" from the center of the curve
above the hole to the center of the hole:
Left 1/4" gap as seen from the fender to the fork tube. Only drilled the front holes first to allow for tire clearance adjustment when drilling rear holes:
Purchased about $6 worth of mounting hardware from Lowes, material used: two 3/16"X1" fender washers, four nylon spacers 1/2"X.194"X1", two M6-1.00W30 bolts for the front, two M5-.80X40 bolts for the rear
Hardware from Lowes used as follows, cut the the front nylon spacers almost in half with about 25 degree angle on one end & drilled original ID hole large enough for front M6 bolts, used fender washers on inside of front fender and cut about 1/8" off of rear nylon spacers to use as washers on inside of rear fender, drilling not necessary for bushing ID for M5 bolts:
Inside of SV650 fender installed:
Finished detail photos:
Just got back from a twisty/sweeper ride in the NC mountains. Really like the 17" front wheel's handling. When the foot pegs touched down, I did not want to go any faster.
Need to paint the front fender next!