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Thread: Largest Tire Size for stock DR650 rear rim?

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    Default Largest Tire Size for stock DR650 rear rim?

    I looked over a few DP/tards at Chaparral yesterday; the KTM 690, KTM 950, DR650, DRZ400SM, XR650L, etc.....

    The DR650 rear rim is a 17", I was wondering if anyone was running the stock rear rim and what is the largest tire size it would take? It looked like a 3.25? The stock rear tire is a 120, but Avon makes Distanzias in 120/130/140/150 & 160 sizes, so would a 140 fit the stock rear rim?

    The lowest cost option for a street tard with decent stock power and MINIMAL work, would be a DR650 using the stock rear rim, and a new 3.25 17" rim laced to the stock front hub. (A DR650 can be bought brand new for $4899 OTD.)

    Any inputs?

    Thanks.
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    I just mounted a 130 Avon Distanzia on my stock 06 rear rim friday and it fits with no problem, wasn't sure if a 140 would bulge to much due to the 3.25 rim width
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harleychanic
    I just mounted a 130 Avon Distanzia on my stock 06 rear rim friday and it fits with no problem, wasn't sure if a 140 would bulge to much due to the 3.25 rim width
    COOL!

    Thanks for the info, it looked like a 3.25 as best as I could tell! I was thinking a 140 would be a bit big for the stock rear rim as well.

    Hmmm, sure is tempting, the price is right and everything I've read on the DR650 indicates it's a great bike.
    '96 Yamaha WR250
    '04 KTM 525 SMR
    '04 Yamaha YZ125
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    Here's a shot of the DR I built for my wife over the winter. I used the stock hubs with a set of Excel rims. I run a 120 front and a 150 rear.

    If you really want to do it right with the least amount of $$ use the OEM rear rim as the FRONT rim laced up to your front hub. Then all you have to do is buy a new rear 17" and lace it up to your OEM rear hub.

    FYI: I sold my OEM DR rims on Ebay for a nice price. I just snipped the spokes with a bolt cutter.
    I ride '06 DL650
    Wife rides '05 DL650

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrVvrroomm


    Here's a shot of the DR I built for my wife over the winter. I used the stock hubs with a set of Excel rims. I run a 120 front and a 150 rear.

    If you really want to do it right with the least amount of $$ use the OEM rear rim as the FRONT rim laced up to your front hub. Then all you have to do is buy a new rear 17" and lace it up to your OEM rear hub.

    FYI: I sold my OEM DR rims on Ebay for a nice price. I just snipped the spokes with a bolt cutter.
    Nice!

    I'm back to a DRZ again! I need a tard that's off road capable, and the a/m parts selection for the DRZ is terrific.

    I can see doing the 3X3, JD jet kit and drilling out the exhaust tip, that's about it. I don't want to get hassled for exhaust pipe mods, etc....
    '96 Yamaha WR250
    '04 KTM 525 SMR
    '04 Yamaha YZ125
    '09 Honda XR650L

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