No serious updates for quite a while...
I've bought a set of original XT600 wheel hubs, and I'm going to make a set of SM wheels, hopefully by the next summer.
Not sure where I will get the stainless steel spokes, but I'm sure I'll find some supplier, because I've seen people lacing original hubs to 17" rims.
As for the rims, I'm most likely to get these:
supermoto Felge Felgenring RIM goldspeed 17 x 3,50 KTM SXV SMR RR excel talon | eBay
17" 3.5 front
supermoto Felge Felgenring RIM goldspeed 17 x 5,00 KTM SXV SMR RR excel talon | eBay
17" 5.0 rear (maybe 4.5 if 5.0 is too wide)
Anyway, it's not that big priority now, I have hubs, everything else can wait (at least until next summer).
I have decided to get SM wheels because: I want to have two sets of wheels, one for road and another for off-road/winter; these tires I have (Trail Wing) are crap on roads - quite slippery on turns/junctions (a few times I've felt rear wheel sliding/drifting), sh*t on mud/grass/gravel/sand; and also wide SM wheels look SOOOOOO SWEET!
I also have a wish list
Front fork transplant (WP?); to increase performance, wheel travel, and maybe bike height.
Rear shock swap; to increase performance, wheel travel, and maybe bike height. (I know it's very expensive, so most likely will have to wait...)
Trailtech Vapor speedometer assembly; to cope with SM wheels and enduro wheels.
SM front fender.
Neoprene fork gaiters (maybe).
Handlebars (more rigid - thicker pipe walls).
Handguards with aluminum framing.
Stainless steel headers, and maybe exhaust muffler change (this one is a bit too loud, "bangy" if you know what I mean).
Braided brake lines.
Oil cooler (maybe).
Engine rebuild including cylinder honing, high compression piston, etc. (when there will be a need for that).
Oh, there's also a horn swap
I already have it, just need to repaint it where needed, and replace the pathetic existing one. New one is no miracle, but should cause some heart attacks if used at road crossing (zebra)
I know that front fork swap could mess up my SM wheel build as the axles may be different thickness, but I would get another hub and match to the fork I use. I'm not sure which one (forks or SM wheels) will be done first, so first I'm matching wheels to original forks, and then we'll see...
And so that my wish list would not look as big as it is, here's the "Done!" list:
Complete sandblast and paintjob.
Wiring loom change.
Throttle housing and ignition switch assembly change.
Acerbis gas tank.
Carbon fiber exhaust.
New brake discs and pads.
Carb inlet rubber change.
Xenon headlight bulb change.
Front fork seal and oil change.
Engine oil and filter change.
And custom hand-made and polished stainless steel inserts at the back
(between rear light and seat, on top of painted fender)
Regarding my "wish list": I would really appreciate any suggestions and advice. For example - what front forks would be good to get, so I would not need an engineer to make me triple clamps from scratch, and so on...
That's it for now,