I've done the reverse when converting dirt bikes to motards, If you find wheels the have the same size axle so you don't need to muck around changing bearings and it helps & if the offset from the centre of the wheel to the sprocket and disc is similar that also saves alot of mucking around.
This is the main reason why I want a Duke 390. I want to build myself a "scrambler". Weird how sometimes people get the same idea. Also, according to the 690 enduro specs, the forks have the same outside diameter. Would be easy to just swap out forks (maybe from a crashed one on ebay ) then install the spoke wheels made for the 690. I would imagine the same can be done with the swing arm. Anyways, here is a great example of what it can look like.
This may not be appealing to everyone here but for all those who love taking that ride to not-really-a-road stretches often, I think Duke's alloys are a nightmare.
Just thinking out loud - how easy or difficult would it be to install a 18" or 19" front spoked wheel and a 17" spokes for the rear?
We would also have to think about the ABS functionality with the new hubs.
I have seen some D200s with front spokes, custom built for the Raid de Himalayas but none whatsoever with the rear.
This mod would be a baby step towards the Adventure version.
Yesterday while traveling at about 64kmph I couldn't avoid a pothole of about 7 inches deep, due to street light blind spot. This has resulted in ruptured side wall of my back tyre. I currently can't analyse anymore damage to the bike since riding it with a flat rear tyre won't help. Visually I...
I started wondering - how much would it cost me to have a spare set of rims. Has anyone done some research, if the Duke 125 rims are a direct fit? Or maybe there are some reasonably priced aftermarket parts?
I'm thinking about replacing stock cartridges in a 2019 Duke 390 with Andreani inserts.
Duke service manual describes for leg disassembly as fairly simple:
1. Unscrew the top cap
2. Drain the oil
3. Remove the bottom screw under the fork leg
4. Slide the entire cartridge out