Originally Posted by gregneedham
I don't own one, but I have watched another inmate ride his F800 off ridges, up embankments, jumped off fairly good size jumps which bottomed out the suspension...AND ride 2500 hard miles on the Transamerica Trail with the stock rims and none of that has damaged them.
I have to think something else is up with yours.
+1. I just spent the past two days riding the F800GS offroad. No jumps, but pretty much everything else (riding over rocks at speed, crashing it, bottoming suspension, etc.) and had no problems. None of the other lads on 800s had wheel problems either.