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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Excel
size / dimensions: 2.5 x 17 & 3.5 x 17

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17" supermoto wheels & brake setup fits Kawaski KX100 & KX85.

The rims are Excel. Front is 2.5" wide and rear is 3.5", both laced with heavy-duty Buchanan stainless spokes on stock KX100 hubs. Uses commonly-available Moto3 roadrace tires (so you have a choice of slicks or rains).

Although Buchanan spokes are really nice, they are manufactured "too long" in order to accommodate a variety of applications. Wanna know how "professional" wheel builders deal with this? They use an abrasive cutoff tool after the wheel is laced. This makes me cringe as I've seen it result in grind marks on nipples and rims. I've included a pic that shows my method to shorten spokes. It's done in a lathe and requires lacing the wheel twice (first to measure the excess spoke length, then again to assemble properly). No one could make a living doing it this way, but I could not bring myself to do it the "professional" way.

The front brake is an EBC oversized floating rotor with relocation bracket. Brake line is custom Goodridge stainless steel and the master cylinder is a stock TT-R (settled on after trying several different types).

Comes with rear sprocket (and tall gearing) & rear brake rotor so it's minimal effort to swap.
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