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OK on my XS650 I have the dreaded Special haha. Well it comes with a chopper like 16" rear wheel and a 19" inch front. I would really like to go to 19" wheels front and back. There is a kit to use a front wheel on the rear and there are a few used rims available on Flebay but the only problem is trying to find good modern tires for a 19" wheel. Any one have any good suggestions for a 19" tire. It can either be H or V rated though V is preferred either is fine. Thanks a lot in advance guys.
 

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If you are looking for the look then I would go with 18" front and rear and use a taller tire. A much better selection of 18 in tires.

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Well i would use 18" wheels happily but i would have to find a set of XS650 wire wheels so i can steal the hubs but right now i have cast rims and thats all i seem to find any hints anyone?
 

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Many of the XS650 came with wires. I like the ones that have the shouldered alloy rims. E-bay is your friend.

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Oh trust me I have been scouring E-bay for complete wheels or hubs havent seen either, but hopefully, some will pop up soon
 

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FWIW, I've done a fairly extensive search for decent 19"s, the problem is finding a good rear. There are plenty of front choices but almost nobody but the Brits used a 19" rear. The widest rear I could find was a 410 which IIRC is about a 3.5" and it wasn't a modern tread design. Anyway, I think you're stuck with skinny British tires if you go 19 front and rear.


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i just picked up a set of alloy xs650 spokes. took me about a month to find a matching set. but i'm putting firestone replicas on them and the bike will no doubt handle like shit. 4.5 on the 18" rear and i'm going to try a 4.0 on the 19" front. the front may not fit, but we'll see. try www.mrcycleparts.com thats where i found my rear wheel.
 

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Thanks for that site pampadori. Set them loose on finding some wheels for me. Hope that will turn something up for me.
 

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Thanks for that site pampadori. Set them loose on finding some wheels for me. Hope that will turn something up for me.
 
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