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    Hi to all.Im a bit new to this so your help would be great.My son wants a ktm 85 big wheel.Can i buy a small wheel bike and just buy bigger wheels??As there seems to be more small wheel bikes forsale.thanks in advance

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    yes im pretty sure you can
    Braaaaaaap

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    I know on most 85's the swing arm is longer on the big wheels and I think the forks are as well, I am not sure if this is the case with KTM's

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    well im still none the wiser

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    Quote Originally Posted by auzzy2000 View Post
    well im still none the wiser
    call a KTM dealer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by womble7 View Post
    I know on most 85's the swing arm is longer on the big wheels and I think the forks are as well, I am not sure if this is the case with KTM's
    i think you'll find the ktm's swingarm and forks are the same on sw & bw, Al
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    i can't see why not, i put bw's on my kx85 sw. the only problem is that you have to turn the chain tensioners further out in order to fit the rear wheel in as bw's have a swinging arm 1 inch longer, the forks are exactly the same. this is deffinate for kx85's and can't see why other 85's would be any different

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    Quote Originally Posted by womble7 View Post
    I know on most 85's the swing arm is longer on the big wheels and I think the forks are as well, I am not sure if this is the case with KTM's
    i would do this as then you are getting it from the mouth of a dealer and not i think they will i think is a big i think if it all go's wrong were the dealer will tell you for sure and its only going to cost you the price of a phone call and not big bucks out your wallet

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    The only bike you can do this on is ktm because there exactly the same BW-SW
    Its the other makes you cant go from small to big but you can go big to small if you get me.
    My nipper just called me a tramp!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al T #99 View Post
    i think you'll find the ktm's swingarm and forks are the same on sw & bw, Al
    True ^^

    My mate had a small wheel and he bought big wheels an they bolted straight on.

    The swingarm and forks are the same on ktm's

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