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Old 09-28-2007, 07:42 PM   #1
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Hp 2 19" front wheel conversion ?

Has anyone done a 19" front and 17" rear (stock SM wheel) set up (also the same sizes as a typical GS/GSA wheel set). I'm looking to do the above set up with TKC's as a "dual sport" tire set up. Pictures would be GREAT.

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Old 09-28-2007, 09:14 PM   #2
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I thought there was a 21/17 tourance tire combo available?
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Old 09-28-2007, 09:38 PM   #3
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There is Dale, however, I took apart my stock wheels and turned them into "Woodys" 21" 18" wheel set. I have full knobbies on that set and want to have a "dual sport" set up.

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Old 10-14-2007, 04:30 AM   #4
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There is Dale, however, I took apart my stock wheels and turned them into "Woodys" 21" 18" wheel set. I have full knobbies on that set and want to have a "dual sport" set up.

Jim
just to understand correctly what you mean. you basically unspoked your wheels and sent the hubs to woody? why did you have to sent your front as well? isn't that already a 21? what did you do with your stock rims?

i'm thinking of doing the same. what knobbies did you decide on? any rubbing issues with the air-shock?

sorry for all the questions

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Old 10-14-2007, 09:46 AM   #5
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hello kahoon
I have the 17/21 OEM setup for Off-road use.
For street I started with the OEM Sumo wheels, but i think the 17" front looks stupid on such a big bike as the HP2, and I dident like the handling too.
too agressive and nerveus, then Woody made me a
BMW OEM 19" front wheel, but for the HP2 ( 1 disc).
Today I use Pirelli Scorpion Sync, but next time I will
go for the TKC 80 on road and Michelin Dessert for Off road use.
I hope that helped
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Old 10-14-2007, 10:11 AM   #6
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hello kahoon
I have the 17/21 OEM setup for Off-road use.
For street I started with the OEM Sumo wheels, but i think the 17" front looks stupid on such a big bike as the HP2, and I dident like the handling too.
too agressive and nerveus, then Woody made me a
BMW OEM 19" front wheel, but for the HP2 ( 1 disc).
Today I use Pirelli Scorpion Sync, but next time I will
go for the TKC 80 on road and Michelin Dessert for Off road use.
I hope that helped
thanks for the info... i was just wondering if there was anything special about a woodys front 21" wheel. from BIG REDs message, it sounded like he sent in his front to woodys as well.

question for you. why did you choose the michelin desert over the stock karoo T? i like the karoos alot (even though the rears life seems to be only 1500 miles!!!!), and they are only about $30 more expensive than the deserts!?
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Old 10-14-2007, 01:17 PM   #7
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hello kahoon
I have the 17/21 OEM setup for Off-road use.
For street I started with the OEM Sumo wheels, but i think the 17" front looks stupid on such a big bike as the HP2, and I dident like the handling too.
too agressive and nerveus, then Woody made me a
BMW OEM 19" front wheel, but for the HP2 ( 1 disc).
Today I use Pirelli Scorpion Sync, but next time I will
go for the TKC 80 on road and Michelin Dessert for Off road use.
I hope that helped
Why would you want to run the TKC 80 for a on road tire?
Their are a lot better choices for a on road tire.
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Old 10-14-2007, 01:31 PM   #8
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just to understand correctly what you mean. you basically unspoked your wheels and sent the hubs to woody? why did you have to sent your front as well? isn't that already a 21? what did you do with your stock rims?

i'm thinking of doing the same. what knobbies did you decide on? any rubbing issues with the air-shock?

sorry for all the questions

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Hi Kahoon, Yes, I did pull my stock hubs and sent them both to Woody's. Regarding the front rim: I wanted more tire selection, I wanted tubes (so I could regulate air pressure) and the stock rims could not do that. I've set up my bike for off road riding and I wanted to put the best knobbies that I could find on the new rims.

No tire rubbing issues and I run Deserts.

Hope this helps. jim
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Old 09-28-2007, 09:42 PM   #9
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Has anyone done a 19" front and 17" rear (stock SM wheel) set up (also the same sizes as a typical GS/GSA wheel set). I'm looking to do the above set up with TKC's as a "dual sport" tire set up. Pictures would be GREAT.
Thanks, Jim
Hi Jim,

I am running a set of stock R1200GS spoked wheels with Anakee's on my HP2 as my street setup. I like the combination very much. I had the SM wheels for a while and felt they dropped the front of the bike too much which resulted in dragging parts more then I liked. The 19/17 combination seems to be the perfect set up for me. I always like this combination on the GS for pavement and it works just as well on the HP2. I think it would be a great DS set up with TKC80's.

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Old 09-28-2007, 09:54 PM   #10
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Thanks Jim for the info. I'm not a SM guy. I have about 90,000 on my 1100 GS and have never thought that my "twisty" set up was lacking. Although the TKC's are a compromise, so is life... Besides, I still have my 1100, street set up to fall back on.

Thanks for the info. Jim
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A bit off topic but I love those R1100GS models. Still one of my favorite GS models. Smart move keeping it, I think you would regret selling it.

One of the things I learned from conversing with the boys at Woody's Wheelworks is that the 12GS stock set up is almost ideal for road riding. My experiences on the street confirm that IMO. While the HP2 21/17 combo is great off-road and the 17/17 combo is great on the track the R12GS 19/17 combo seemed to cover all facets. That's my experience.
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:17 PM   #12
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Hello.
I have had the 17/17 on my HP2, and I dident like it.
To nervous on the steering, to unstable over bumpy high speed turns.
Now I have the 19/17 woody wheels, and I love them.
And I think, they suits the bike a lot better, than the
"tiny" 17" Sumo front wheel.
When these Scorpion Sync are over then I will go for the
TKC 80.
Highly recomended conversion, and nobody does it better
than woody, mine is looking fantastic.
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Old 09-30-2007, 05:28 AM   #14
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Hello.
I have had the 17/17 on my HP2, and I dident like it.
To nervous on the steering, to unstable over bumpy high speed turns.
Now I have the 19/17 woody wheels, and I love them.
And I think, they suits the bike a lot better, than the
"tiny" 17" Sumo front wheel.
When these Scorpion Sync are over then I will go for the
TKC 80.
Highly recomended conversion, and nobody does it better
than woody, mine is looking fantastic.


How do you like the Scorpion Sync tires?
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:20 PM   #15
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A bit off topic but I love those R1100GS models. Still one of my favorite GS models. Smart move keeping it, I think you would regret selling it.

One of the things I learned from conversing with the boys at Woody's Wheelworks is that the 12GS stock set up is almost ideal for road riding. My experiences on the street confirm that IMO. While the HP2 21/17 combo is great off-road and the 17/17 combo is great on the track the R12GS 19/17 combo seemed to cover all facets. That's my experience.
Dale, every time that I have a "weak" moment and think about sell her, I just take a ride... And that was the blessing of buying the HP 2. Have your cake and eat it to.

I didn't know any better, when I started riding my 1100 GS I had T 66's on the rims. Street/dirt it didn't matter. I had no dirt back round to tell me how nave I was. White Rim by day, touring home at night. Ahhhh, the old days.

Thanks for you input. Jim
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