Hello everyone. I thought i would make this thread to help out some people who want 17s but dont have $1k to spend on wheels. I have ordered almost all the parts i need, i will update the thread as i put everything together. I have a crf450r so i am using a 32 hole rear rim. You will have to find a different rear rim if you have a different brand bike. Everything was ordered off ebay or found for free on craigslist.
Rear rim - $25
32 hole 17x3.5 DID from the Africa Twin
Spokes - $50
Bulldog rear spoke kit
Rear Hub - $50
Found a rear wheel that is pretty cracked on craigslist for $50. I cut the spokes and used the hub.
Front Rim - $50
36 hole 17x1.85 DID from an old Honda. This is not an ideal size but i think i will be able to mount a 100 or 110 front tire without any problems.
Spokes - $50
Same thing as the rear spoke kit
Front Hub - $Free
I had a spare front wheel that has a few cracks in it laying around. I cut the spokes and used that hub. You should be able to find something for cheap on craigslist or from friends.
Front tire - $ Free
To add icing to the cake, i found a michelin pilot power front tire on craigslist for free! Still has about 70% tread. Im planning on doing the same for the rear tire. I just need to find some tubes now.
I will add pictures to this thread as i put everything together and will keep you guys updated with any problems that i might run into. Let me know if you have any questions. I hope i was able to help!