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Old 07-20-2010, 02:10 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 07-20-2010, 02:33 PM   #2
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over 40,000 miles, including lots of loaded and 2 up riding, on my GS with spokes and no problems at all.
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Old 07-20-2010, 04:25 PM   #3
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09 GS with spoked wheels. Only 3,000 miles, but no issues whatsoever. Street and highway for the most part.
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Old 07-20-2010, 04:37 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 07-20-2010, 04:41 PM   #5
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I've had a 1150 ADV and 1200 ADV and never had one issue with the spoked wheels..
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Old 07-20-2010, 05:08 PM   #6
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What exactly is "tire blaming"? I may have this problem and not even know it!
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Old 07-20-2010, 06:14 PM   #7
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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?
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Old 07-20-2010, 06:26 PM   #8
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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?
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Old 07-20-2010, 06:48 PM   #9
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49,000km not a problem.
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Old 07-21-2010, 04:45 AM   #10
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200,000 miles on 1200 gs's and 650 gs's. No problems. Feel free to get one now.
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Old 07-21-2010, 05:16 AM   #11
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No problems on either GS with the spoked wheels. What is tire blaming anyway?
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Old 07-21-2010, 06:16 AM   #12
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First you have a GS not the Adventure and I did not know they came with spoked tubless BMW wheels..
They do for an extra $500.

Spokes on my '05 and now on the '10. No problems so far. Well, other than than the EXPs that came stock on the '10. Now the rear is worn out in 5k miles. Damn spoked wheels!
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:20 AM   #13
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No trouble with the spokes bent a rim, broke the fog light bracket and the tab on the snorkel to the airbox, all on the same pot hole, but the spokes were fine
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:05 AM   #14
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60000km on my 06 gs and seem to have a flat spot on the front wheel...tought it might be bad balancing, so rebalanced with new tires and still a wobble at about 60km/hr....will be taking the wheel apart and sending it to woody this winter because my bmw dealership said they recomend changing the wheel but way too pricy....
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:36 AM   #15
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2005, 30,000 miles, Cracked front rim at the seam. Replaced by Woody's.

Both rims were out of true and round. Never off-roaded the bike.
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