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Streetarding a KX250, some Q's.

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I decided to turn one of my KX250's into a streetbike. The plan is to do something like Metalman's KX250/500 hybrid in SM trim. I'd be building the wheels myself, what width rim and tire set will work on this chassis? Are forks or the whole bike typically lowered?

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3.5 width up front

4.25 in the back is the norm but some guys go 4.5 depends on the swimgarm and clearance.

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3.5 width up front

4.25 in the back is the norm but some guys go 4.5 depends on the swimgarm and clearance.

The inner width is 7 5/8" to the point where a 19" rim intersects the arm. From that point it tapers down to about 5 3/4" at the widest point of the tire. 120/90/19 knobby

Pics?

I didn't even start yet. I'll most likely sort the wheels, brakes and lighting first. Ride it a bit with the 250 engine, in the meantime look for a mid 90's + 500.

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get the warp 9 wheelset from motostrano, rig up some lights and have fun. (that way you can keep the dirt wheels)

conti SM tires. Add some preload to stiffen the springs a bit, ride it like that for 6 months then you will know which way to change the suspension. Some guys like them lowered others don't. I don't like lowered on mine, but if you look at the pro bikes most of them are lower than stock.

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From what I read, a 5" rear is too wide. I saw one or two KX's with some sort of chain guide that pushed the chain away from the tire....yeah, I definately DO NOT want that. I'm thinking a 4.5" with a 160 and play with the offset? Or is the 160 too big? If it fits a 500 it should work on a 250 since they shared the same rear wheels and such.

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