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Beemer Rob 07-20-2010 02:10 PM

Who has had problems with cross spoke wheels?
 
Tell us about your issues with the spoke wheels on 1200GS BMW's.
Wobbles?
Vibration?
Tire blaming?
Tell us how you got yours repaired by BMW.
Replace wheel?
Was it good?
I know Woody's can fix them. but who pays when your bike is under warranty?

Ken Fritz 07-20-2010 02:33 PM

no worries
 
over 40,000 miles, including lots of loaded and 2 up riding, on my GS with spokes and no problems at all.:D

SiouxsieCat 07-20-2010 04:25 PM

09 GS with spoked wheels. Only 3,000 miles, but no issues whatsoever. Street and highway for the most part.

Gimpinator 07-20-2010 04:37 PM

The spoke wheels on my '05 12GS are great, but the factory clear anodizing is fragile. It's a bit cloudy after 58K miles. Dirt hides it well.

White Tenere 07-20-2010 04:41 PM

I've had a 1150 ADV and 1200 ADV and never had one issue with the spoked wheels..

LoCoMatt 07-20-2010 05:08 PM

What exactly is "tire blaming"? I may have this problem and not even know it!

"Spaniard" 07-20-2010 05:14 PM

That
 
is when you are "blaming" your tires for your own lack of skill:rofl

LoCoMatt 07-20-2010 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spaniard
is when you are "blaming" your tires for your own lack of skill:rofl

Oh, right ... I definitely have that problem! :D

Damn cross spoke wheels!

Wallowa 07-20-2010 06:14 PM

OK..MY Normal State..Confused
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Beemer Rob
Tell us about your issues with the spoke wheels on 1200GS BMW's.
Wobbles?
Vibration?
Tire blaming?
Tell us how you got yours repaired by BMW.
Replace wheel?
Was it good?
I know Woody's can fix them. but who pays when your bike is under warranty?

Beemer Bob,

First you have a GS not the Adventure and I did not know they came with spoked tubless BMW wheels..

Next "repaired by BMW"? for what? Hmmmmmm...my spoked wheels ['07GSA] have been 110% so far and that is about 95% off road with a load...great setup and wonderful bike... I would for off road riding like a 21" front wheel, but even as it is the bike exceeds my ability to ride it!

And Woody is #1...but so far I have not needed his handycraft...

Ps...Your profile mentions a dream of a GS with no rear wheel play...care to explain?

TaterHarry 07-20-2010 06:26 PM

26,000 hard miles on my GSA spokes. Lots of offroad, rocky, bumpy, overloaded miles. I have a small wobble (Left/Right, not a hop) in the rear wheel I noticed last tire change, maybe 3/8" total wobble. I haven't noticed it affect handling yet so it's very low on the priority list for fixing. Maybe this winter? :dunno

Disco Dean 07-20-2010 06:48 PM

49,000km not a problem.

marty hill 07-21-2010 04:45 AM

200,000 miles on 1200 gs's and 650 gs's. No problems. Feel free to get one now.

jeffs900s 07-21-2010 05:16 AM

No problems on either GS with the spoked wheels. What is tire blaming anyway?

mb90535im 07-21-2010 05:18 AM

Had 4 loose spokes on my front at the last scheduled service, but I'm not surprised. The FS roads around here took a real beating this past winter.

I get a lot of compliments on my wheels, typically followed by, "Are those tubeless tires?"

ricohman 07-21-2010 05:56 AM

Beat the hell out of them and no problems at all.
I don't like the color though!


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