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Curios how you will handle the low clearance up front. I have tagged that case a few times rolling over steep sidewalk transitions. Even rolled ones. I guess you have that plate. I just am a bit confused about this project. Is this a semi off road like gravel bike as your goal or are you thinking trail on it?
 

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I mean no way to turn the ABS off. I guess if you have a lot of gravel mt roads. No way to extend range. Maybe if I lived somewhere there was a lot of dirt around me and I still wanted the LW to get around. Ranch bike?
 

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Curios how you will handle the low clearance up front. I have tagged that case a few times rolling over steep sidewalk transitions. Even rolled ones. I guess you have that plate. I just am a bit confused about this project. Is this a semi off road like gravel bike as your goal or are you thinking trail on it?
The goal is to start tackling the Backcountry Discovery Routes across the country. The first is the MABDR (mid Atlantic BDR) which starts here I. Virginia and ends at the PA/NY border, around 1000 miles. It’s the least challenging BDR, as far as route/trail conditions go - so a good test bed. Once I do that next spring, then into the more challenging BDRs
 

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I frickin' LOVE the knobbys!
I mocked it up a few years back to see what it would look like before I find some rubber and I believe your setup is identical!
Now, please tell me what tires you have on those rims, 'cause I WANT!

How well do they work on the road? (concrete and asphalt?)
I live in the city, but I'm not afraid to use knobbys for aesthetics!
 

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I frickin' LOVE the knobbys!
I mocked it up a few years back to see what it would look like before I find some rubber and I believe your setup is identical!
Now, please tell me what tires you have on those rims, 'cause I WANT!

How well do they work on the road? (concrete and asphalt?)
I live in the city, but I'm not afraid to use knobbys for aesthetics!
Continental Twinduro Dual Sport TKC 80s. They're great on the road so far, little rough at slow speeds, but it goes away above 20mph. They're FANTASTIC in dirt and gravel, but the road wears them down pretty quickly. After just over 120 miles, I could tell the rear was being worn - likely won't even hit 2k miles with the back tire. They look badass though :love:

SKU: 813456
Wheel Location: Rear
Tire Size: 180/55B17 73Q TL

SKU: 813458
Wheel Location: Front
Tire Size: 120/70-17 58Q TL

Ordered them from RevZilla
 

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I bet Woody's Wheel Works could build you wheels for your LiveWire ADV

 

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I'd be very careful with spoked wheels and how grippy the tires are. The amount of torque the bike can lay down could be hard on spokes if you get much traction. Offroad is unlikely to be an issue. Also given the weight you want to make sure they get the spoke pattern right for a heavy bike. Probably something along the lines of what they do for the Honda Africa Twin which is very close to the same weight as the LW.
 

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Curios how you will handle the low clearance up front. I have tagged that case a few times rolling over steep sidewalk transitions. Even rolled ones. I guess you have that plate. I just am a bit confused about this project. Is this a semi off road like gravel bike as your goal or are you thinking trail on it?
For clearance, I just swapped out the whole front end and put the Pan America clamps, forks, wheel, etc on this evening. Next month I'm taking it to a suspension specialist to see what can be done internally on the rear.
 
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