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Old 07-16-2007, 02:13 PM   #21
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I've been lurking on some other sites
there are some guys putting 12" wheels on xr100s
is that a common thing to do? and is it benifitial?
the stock size wheel is 17" right? I would think there are more tire options for that size

the more I read about it the more I'm really jones'n to get on one
stock xr100 is 19" in front, and 16" in rear.

i run a crf100 (basically a newer xr100), 12" tires are good for small tight tracks, 17" have lots more tire choices, and can work for big tracks as well.

i am currently running 17" wheels, because i plan to run the big tracks as well.

be ready to start spending some money in this....because it's a mini-bike....doesn't mean you'll spend less money. believe me. that's what i thought. i think i've spent about well over $2,500 (after the price of the bike). so make sure you can afford to spend before you jump in. or take a ride on someone else's first, and make sure you will enjoy it.
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Old 07-16-2007, 02:36 PM   #23
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i spent $850ish total (buying the bike and modding it) on mine...it's fast too!
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Old 07-16-2007, 04:42 PM   #24
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I was just kidding about taking the sv out there

I'm deffinately gonna try and do a "budget build up"
I'm not married to the xr100, it just seem like it would be a good fit for me, given my height and weight, and I think I personally would prefer 4stroke over 2 stroke
I'd start by just doing wheels and tires, I don't have any delusions of getting out there and being a "rookie sensation"
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that's like me...got the bike for cheap off some kid. bought 2 12" tires. bought one pair of wheels on ebay. ripped the front hub out and put it in the rear rim. mounted tires. then i went racing!
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Old 07-16-2007, 06:08 PM   #26
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can you buy 12" or 17" wheels?
or do you have to peice them together like you did?
and this feels like a dumb question, but spoke wheels require tubed tires correct?
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can you buy 12" or 17" wheels?
or do you have to peice them together like you did?
and this feels like a dumb question, but spoke wheels require tubed tires correct?
you can buy 12" or 17" wheels.....depends on what will better fit your needs. 12" wheels on a xr100 would look a little silly if you ask me.

and you would have to lace and true the spokes to the wheels/hubs (or you can buy them preassembled, which is around $800 a set) and if you wanted to go with slicks, they are around $250-$300

and yes, spoke wheels require a tube.

i am almost your weight, and the xr100 suspension is shhhhhhitty. bouncy bouncy bouncy. i'm not a big fan of drum brakes either. some people do alright with it.

most of my money spent on the crf/xr100 was spent on suspension/brakes. if you end up getting a crf/xr100, let me know, i can help with the little knowledge i do have with this bike.
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Old 07-16-2007, 07:15 PM   #28
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very cool
what upgrades did you do to the breaks and suspension? how much did either cost?
since you would have to rehub them anyway, could you just put a 16" rim with your front hub and have matching 16" wheels? or are there not enough tire options to make this a good idea?

I know I'm asking a lot of wuestions, and I'm still 6 - 8 months vefore even starting this, but I'd like to know what I'm looking at before I start.

are there other small bikes that would be a better starting platform brakes/suspesion wise?
or is the cost difference between the xr and a "better equiped" bike more than you would spend upgrading those?
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We found a 16" wheel on eBay for like a 100 bucks for Skid's bike. I still need one more though. I originally wanted to just leave the 19s on for now in the front but after riding some figure eights like that, I think I am seriously going for 16" as well now.
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now would having 16" instead of 17" give a "gearing" advantage? would it give you a little more aceleration but a little less top end, like having a different sized sproket
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now would having 16" instead of 17" give a "gearing" advantage?
no...

not only that but:

1. 16" tirewidths are disproportionate (overkill) - they're too wide and don't have enough sidewall

2. (to my knowledge) you can't find race rubber in that size - if you're looking to be competitive i'd recommend going with 17" gp rims...
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