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Apologies if this has been covered but a quick search didn’t yield many results.

I have recently added a 2018 Tiger 800 XCx to my garage. I’m considering getting a second set of wheels to keep the original wheels and street (90/10) tires on so that I can switch them with another set of wheels and 50/50 tires. Any advice on where to look, wheels to check out, etc?

I’m pretty dialed in the tire side of it. Just need to figure out a wheel solution. Thanks in advance!
 

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That was my first though: go see what’s available on the used market but figured I’d check to see what folks recommended.

I’ll dedinitely take a look at some used Tiger wheels though!
 

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I also wanted to go tubeless on my XCx. I found a sweet deal on a like new rear take off from a front end crashed 2017 XRt. Used 19" fronts are hard to come by. Only one I saw had a best price of $500. My dealer sold me brand new for $550. I'll post up pix of my converted XCxR once I get everything swapped :)
 

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I also wanted to go tubeless on my XCx. I found a sweet deal on a like new rear take off from a front end crashed 2017 XRt. Used 19" fronts are hard to come by. Only one I saw had a best price of $500. My dealer sold me brand new for $550. I'll post up pix of my converted XCxR once I get everything swapped <img src="http://www.triumphrat.net/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
Nice! Please post some pics for sure! You’ve got the best of both worlds there. I also just hate the idea of eating away at a good dual tire if I just want to hit the pavement. My Karoo 3’s are working out quite well though. They offer a great 50/50 experience.
 

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Hi, when you swap the wheels, do you swap de disks every time as well?

Since the XCX is designed with the 21" wheel in mind, how does a 19" wheel affect the handling and ergonomie?
 

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Since the XCX is designed with the 21" wheel in mind, how does a 19" wheel affect the handling and ergonomie?
21" and 19" are just the nominal size of the 'oles in the middle of the tyres. You must then add the height of the tyre to get the overall diameter, which'll tell you how far things are from the ground.

The height of the tyre is a percentage of its width; a quick scan of the specs. shows Triumph fits a wider (100-width) road-orientated 19" tyre and a narrower (90-width) off-road-orientated 21" tyre? If so, the 19" tyre will have a greater section height than the 21" tyre, so the difference in overall diameters will be less than the 2"-rim diameter difference.

Depending on the tyre maker(s), it (or they if you're using different tyre makes) might be one(s) that publish tyre dimension data. Post make(s) and model(s) of tyres and I'll see if I can tell you the difference in overall diameters, so how much nearer or further anything is from the ground when the wheels/tyres are changed.

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21" and 19" are just the nominal size of the 'oles in the middle of the tyres. You must then add the height of the tyre to get the overall diameter, which'll tell you how far things are from the ground.

The height of the tyre is a percentage of its width; a quick scan of the specs. shows Triumph fits a wider (100-width) road-orientated 19" tyre and a narrower (90-width) off-road-orientated 21" tyre? If so, the 19" tyre will have a greater section height than the 21" tyre, so the difference in overall diameters will be less than the 2"-rim diameter difference.

Depending on the tyre maker(s), it (or they if you're using different tyre makes) might be one(s) that publish tyre dimension data. Post make(s) and model(s) of tyres and I'll see if I can tell you the difference in overall diameters, so how much nearer or further anything is from the ground when the wheels/tyres are changed.

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I happen to have both tyres on hand. A 19" Anakee 3 from my previous XRx and a 21" Battle Wing from the XCx. Here's a picture of them on top of each other against the wall. 1.5" difference in diametre. So with a wheel swap the front of the bike would 3/4" lower to ground. Would it affect handling much? I guess the headlight have to be moved upward a bit.
 

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1.5" difference in diametre.
Yep, pretty-much what I came up with just using Avon dimensions; overall diameters for tyre sections are quite tightly controlled by the US DOT, ETRTO (European Tyre & Rim Technical Organisation), etc.

wheel swap the front of the bike would 3/4" lower to ground. Would it affect handling much?
:) How much front suspension travel does the bike have? How "much" does that "affect handling"?

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I went with a 100/90-19 front tire versus a 110/80R-19 to keep a little height. My front end is lower approx .6". Doing the swap also puts a bit more weight bias to the front. At 225# geared, I'm going to beef up my front/rear suspension over the winter regardless. I'll also need to aim the headlight come spring. The swap was well worth it more me, with my 95% road bias riding. The bike handles/rides awesome with the new Bridgestone A41 tires installed..
 

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I went with a 100/90-19 front tire versus a 110/80R-19 to keep a little height. My front end is lower approx .6". Doing the swap also puts a bit more weight bias to the front. At 225# geared, I'm going to beef up my front/rear suspension over the winter regardless. I'll also need to aim the headlight come spring. The swap was well worth it more me, with my 95% road bias riding. The bike handles/rides awesome with the new Bridgestone A41 tires installed..
Keen for an update from this setup if you're still around? i assume you're bike has ABS, you dont get any ABS errors occur?
 

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Keen for an update from this setup if you're still around? i assume you're bike has ABS, you dont get any ABS errors occur?
Still around :) . Everything is working out great! No error codes of any kind re: ABS/TC/speedo. Very happy with the wheel swap. When I travel, I leave inner tubes/tire spoons at home and carry a (very) mini air compressor and tire plug kit. Before/after pix attached ..
 

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Still around :) . Everything is working out great! No error codes of any kind re: ABS/TC/speedo. Very happy with the wheel swap. When I travel, I leave inner tubes/tire spoons at home and carry a (very) mini air compressor and tire plug kit. Before/after pix attached ..
Out of curiosity, do you often make the wheel switch? Changing the disks and sprocket, I guess it takes aroud one hour to do so?
 

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Out of curiosity, do you often make the wheel switch? Changing the disks and sprocket, I guess it takes aroud one hour to do so?
Have not/don't plan on switching the wheels around. My only off roading will be gravel roads/hard packed trails. No spare rotors, so I'd need to pick up a few. If I ever sell the bike, I'll offer the prospective buyer what ever combo they'd want.
 

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Still around :) . Everything is working out great! No error codes of any kind re: ABS/TC/speedo. Very happy with the wheel swap. When I travel, I leave inner tubes/tire spoons at home and carry a (very) mini air compressor and tire plug kit. Before/after pix attached ..


I have been shopping for an XRx but am now considering including XCx/a in my search with a similar full-time swap.
Thanks for the inspiration, this is brilliant given that the XC__ versions get a more feature rich suspension and seem to be more prevalent in the used market.
 
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