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    Default Yamaha XT600E - standard (not OEM) wheels

    Through the kind generosity of a good friend, I am now the owner of a Yamaha XT600E (52 plate). It currently has supermoto rims on the standard hubs but I would like to get a set of standard size off road wheels for green laning.

    I understand OEM wheels are rarer than rocking horse poo so I'm guessing it's new wheels but I've no idea where to start - OEM hubs/after market rims, budget cost?

    Any useful advice would be gratefully received.

    Thanks.


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    Default Re: Yamaha XT600E - standard (not OEM) wheels

    You probably seen, but some info here:
    http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...e-wheels-55136

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    Rims don't have to be expensive, but Excel rims and HD spokes make for very strong wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    You probably seen, but some info here:
    http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...e-wheels-55136
    Thanks mate, I hadn't seen that link.

    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    Rims don't have to be expensive, but Excel rims and HD spokes make for very strong wheels.

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    Any thoughts on which hubs to use? Ideally I'd like to keep the supermoto wheels because the bike is spot on for commuting into London as it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beancounter View Post
    Thanks mate, I hadn't seen that link.



    Any thoughts on which hubs to use? Ideally I'd like to keep the supermoto wheels because the bike is spot on for commuting into London as it is.
    Then buy a complete set of 2nd hand wheels, the Yamaha hubs are really good for road use as they have a crush drive (I think, it's a very long time since I looked at XT600s), most off road wheels don't.

    Supermoto wheels and tyres are fine on dry trails btw, Supermoto brakes aren't that cracky off road though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    Then buy a complete set of 2nd hand wheels
    Which part are you struggling with?
    Quote Originally Posted by Beancounter View Post
    OEM wheels are rarer than rocking horse poo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    Which part are you struggling with?
    There's a pair on eBay right now, 100 each wheel, looks like there's another front and maybe a rear as well, so not that rare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    There's a pair on eBay right now, 100 each wheel, looks like there's another front and maybe a rear as well, so not that rare.

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    Thanks for pointing that out, when I looked earlier in the week there was nothing on eBay - maybe they're not as rare as I'd been led to believe. Thanks again.

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