Any Honda XR Wheel experts out there!?
I'm keen to get some super strong wheels for my Honda XR650L, and would appreciate any tech info on the subject, advice, supplier details etc.
At the moment I'm running the stock wheels, which are already showing corrosion on the rims and spokes.
As I'm doing much of my up-coming trip alone, I'm even more keen to avoid bike troubles.
A few points I could do with answering is possible;
- What other bikes use exactly the same wheel configuration as the XR650L?
- Are oversized spokes as good an upgrade as they sound?
- Any potential problems with stainless spokes?
- Are wheel related problems actually common, do I need to upgrade?
For background, I'm planning a hugely optimistic RTW trip, first travelling alone across Europe, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia. I love off-road, and hope to seek out as much dirt as I can find.
many thanks in advance people, how lucky we are to have this resource!