KTM 1090R Hard Offroad Wheelset & Tires??!?
im on my 2nd R right now and this one is dedicated for offload use. I unfortunately bought a set of the very nice metzeler MC360 tires from overseas and after removing my tkc80's I noticed they are TUBE TYPE not tubeless! gah, so I threw on a set of VRM401 which I had on my prior 1190R and thought were the tires the bike should have come with stock as they are a good dual sport tire that work on road and is much better than the tkc80 in all offroad.
HOWEVER, I dont want but NEED full knobbies but really want the to be tubeless so I can fix punctures in the middle of nowhere. vs being SOL w a tube plus all the other benefits of tubeless. The Mitas e-09 is the most aggressive off road tire on the market im aware of but its still nothing close to a fully knobby.
going to a 1.8in front rim and a 1inch less rear would help a ton for rim protection and help the tire have more triangle shape profile than flat.
I just built a set of Woodys wheels and they are freaking 2200! I cant justify that for a set of wheels. If I could get over a grand for my set (only have 150miles so far and mint) id be able to stomach the difference but to cough up that after I already put 2500 in the rest of the bike
So any other good quality wheel choices for jumping the bike and hard use? advisable to just re-rim the current wheels?