Best place to get 5x17 rear rim???

Discussion in 'Super Moto' started by crashtd, Jun 2, 2018.

  1. crashtd Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    Husqvarna SMR 511
    I've got an SMR 511 and want to ditch the 4.25 rear wheel. Simplest solution seems to lace up a 5" rim to the stock hub. Any tips on who is selling them in the USA?
  2. mysery1 Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Southeastern NC
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    tr650 strada
  3. LandofMotards Moderator

    Location:
    Colorado
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2014 TC250
    Toxic Moto Racing in Utah. Supports a ton of supermoto series and is a Husky rider.
    speedgene likes this.
  4. Spice Weasel Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Northern England
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    08 SM610
    Im going back to the 4 1/2" rim from a 5" because of clearance issues with the chain guide block if i have to move the wheel back any further for chain tension adjustment
  5. huskyfrk Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    los alamitos Ca
    am sure buchmans has rims in stock. do note that huskys rims are drilled different then asian bikes.
  6. Teambowles Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    NorCal
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    19 FE501
    Other Motorcycles:
    19 ktm 6 days excf 450 n excf 500
    Try warp 9. 5 inch rim depending on tire will most likely rub. 4.5 was max for me with Michelin pilot powers
  7. huskyfrk Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    los alamitos Ca
    don't go the 5. you really won't feel it and the chain issue is a pain in the ass.
  8. Ungarisch Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Southern California
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2006 SM510R, 2007 SM610, 2011 TE630
    Other Motorcycles:
    2010 Z1000
    I'm in the same situation. 150/60 tires are getting near impossible to find now in the soft compounds required for supermoto. Both the Metzeler Racetec K1/K2 as well as the Pirelli Supercorsa SC1/TD tires in the 150/60 size have been discontinued.

    I'm now forced to upgrade to a 5.0" rim despite the clearance issues when running a shortened chain adjuster.

    Can anyone confirm if maybe the KTM 540/625/690 Behr wheels have the same hoop hole pattern and spoke angle as the hoop on our bikes so that maybe I can find a spare KTM wheel and de-lace the 5" hoop from it and re-lace it onto my Husky wheel. As far as I know, all Huskies (besides the unicorn SM450RR) came with the 4.25" rear wheel stock.