RandyO said:I lot of new bikes that have spoked wheels (cruisers) come with tubless tires with tubes in them
if you get a flat, you have to pull the tube out and patch it or replace it like any other tube type tire no different, loose spokes will not poke a hole thru the tube
all you have to do is find the spoked wheels
I dont' get why tires are at issue? You can get a spoked rim in any imaginable size...it would be no problem to get the stock SV rim sizes in the spoked rim...bt if I were going to the trouble, I'd go with a 5.5" rear!nc_sv650 said:I was thinking that finding suitable rubber would be the hard part of this, but with supermoto gaining ground, 17" rims and sporting tires are available now.
The really hard part is going to be locating a suitable dual disk hub to transplant. Even with Suzuki's penchant for parts swapping, I can't recall a cruiser sharing the same bits as the SV/Katana/ GSXR front end we have. You would have to find a donor somewhere or have the whole hub custom made. Even if you did find some late '70s parts that would fit you would still need to have substantial machining done: it needs to be properly sized and have flanges for dual rotors or at least enough material to allow them to be turned down to match SV rotors, or whatever else you can make fit.