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Old 12-25-2010, 01:05 PM   #1906
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Have an 09 r12gs w/ the spoked rims. I'm seriously considering getting into the sidecar adv w/ my gs.

Is there a better spoke set up for such a high load bearing issue?

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Old 12-25-2010, 01:22 PM   #1907
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Have an 09 r12gs w/ the spoked rims. I'm seriously considering getting into the sidecar adv w/ my gs.

Is there a better spoke set up for such a high load bearing issue?

thanks
i think that the X-laced wheels make good candidates for sidecar use...they have plenty of strength for lateral loads ,,we do beef em with 8g ss spokes n nipples....
am working on 15'' mag wheels to be adapted for use on the rear of the bike that way you can use real car tires tubeless sporting a nice flat profile ..we often use michelin 145s a bit smaller in overall diameter hence lowering your gearing some,,,works...

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Old 12-26-2010, 01:28 AM   #1908
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How quick of a turn around do you have for wheel straightening? I have an XR650R coming this week that has a slight bend on the front wheel. It is only bent on one lip(right side) It is only bent by about 3/16" or so. Is this something that I could drop off and maybe go have some lunch or run around for a few hours and then pick up? I will pm you a pic of the damage. Thanks!!
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Old 12-26-2010, 04:45 AM   #1909
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How quick of a turn around do you have for wheel straightening? I have an XR650R coming this week that has a slight bend on the front wheel. It is only bent on one lip(right side) It is only bent by about 3/16" or so. Is this something that I could drop off and maybe go have some lunch or run around for a few hours and then pick up? I will pm you a pic of the damage. Thanks!!
hi like i mentioned in your PM,,circa $70-100 is usual range for straighte an dre-true rim....

all you have to do is tell Jil our counter girl and we'll get you in and out of there,,,give us an hour or two,,,there's a bar n grill a block from us...

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Old 12-27-2010, 09:30 PM   #1910
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we've corresponded on e-mail some. So what would be the best rim size and width for a dirt road blaster with the occasional rocky mining road thrown in. all on a 500 lb bike with 7"rr and 8"frt travel
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Old 12-27-2010, 11:26 PM   #1911
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we've corresponded on e-mail some. So what would be the best rim size and width for a dirt road blaster with the occasional rocky mining road thrown in. all on a 500 lb bike with 7"rr and 8"frt travel
probably 1.85 x21 up front and 3.5x17 rear with a 150/70x17 tire fro alla round maybe a 2.5x18 if ya really want a large selection of knobbies....

sound good to you???

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Old 12-28-2010, 06:48 AM   #1912
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yea that sounds good I was leaning to the 18" and 21" just for the large skinny tire look and tire selection. didn't know how good it would be on the gravel roads. I guess pretty sweet the dirt track guys run tall skinny tires and this bike will resemble the flat track look
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:44 PM   #1913
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I just sent you an email. I need to rebuild my front wheel. Thanks
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Old 01-01-2011, 08:54 PM   #1914
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Hi Woody,

I'm new to all this and I just picked up a BMW F8 that I'm trying to manage on a 29" inseam. My off road riding will be logging roads and gravel, nothing too wild. Could I get the 21" front changed over to a 19" for the better on road handling and so the bike doesn't give me such a nosebleed?
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Seeing your post I hope its appropriate for me to post here rather than separately (which I was planning to do b/c I just got a set of Woody's Wheels)...

I just mounted my Woody's Wheels 19/17 combo on my KTM 950 last Friday and absolutely LOVE them! I found Woody and Chris to be very responsive to all my telephone enquiries pre-purchase, and my most recent questions regarding 'the care and feeding' of my new wheels.

I have the Excel black rims w/Supersized Superlace tubeless Tourances - sweet setup! Handling doesn't appeared to have changed much except now with more rubber on the road she seems more grounded but certainly as responsive as before. Most notable has been at absolute dead slow speed maneuvering, she's a lot stickier, but didn't take long to get used to and figure out considering the bike is SO well balanced. Did some gravel and slimey stuff last weekend and was very please as well with how she handled. I'm heading to Alaska this up coming week so may have more comments about handling on long distance pavement - expect it to be excellent though. The few hundred km on pavement I've done so far have been great!

For those that are vertically challenged like me, the conversion to 19/17 made the most dramatic difference of all (had adjusted forks, suspension, seat, etc.) and made the bike a 'keeper'.

To sum up...they're beautiful and I love them! And it's kinda fun when people come up to look and say 'HOLY S*%#, LOOK at THOSE spokes!'. Most of my riding is long distance on pavement with some off road so having a wider choices of tires and the tubeless for repairs is really nice.

I would highly recommend Woody's Wheels to anyone that's considering them.

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Old 01-01-2011, 09:24 PM   #1915
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Hi Woody,

I'm new to all this and I just picked up a BMW F8 that I'm trying to manage on a 29" inseam. My off road riding will be logging roads and gravel, nothing too wild. Could I get the 21" front changed over to a 19" for the better on road handling and so the bike doesn't give me such a nosebleed?
Thanks,
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Peter,,happy new year and we can make you even happier by truly lowering your bike close to inch i think....
simply by swapping rims n tires....without compromising your riding experience ,,it will certainly enhance it on the slab..

before i get into specifics i need to know what model F8 and your current rim and tire sizes,,,,

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Old 01-01-2011, 10:50 PM   #1916
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Happy New Year to you as well, thanks for the quick reply. The bike is a 2009 F800GS with 16K on it. The front wheel is 21", but you knew that. The tire is a new Battlewing, 90/90/-21 the wheel is 2.15x21, the rear is 4.25 x 17 tire is 150/70-17

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Peter,,happy new year and we can make you even happier by truly lowering your bike close to inch i think....
simply by swapping rims n tires....without compromising your riding experience ,,it will certainly enhance it on the slab..

before i get into specifics i need to know what model F8 and your current rim and tire sizes,,,,

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Old 01-01-2011, 11:36 PM   #1917
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Happy New Year to you as well, thanks for the quick reply. The bike is a 2009 F800GS with 16K on it. The front wheel is 21", but you knew that. The tire is a new Battlewing, 90/90/-21 the wheel is 2.15x21, the rear is 4.25 x 17 tire is 150/70-17

OBTW we'd also inspect your bearing races while we are at it,,,

Thanks,

Peter

ok ,,we can lower front end circa 3/4-1inch by going to 2.5x19 sporting 110/80x19 tires

up dated 1/7/11...and the rear is going to be a little tricky...i just did some re-checking,,must've had a brain fart:>)

FYI here's a tire/rim-width chart that's hidden in my www website
http://www.woodyswheelworks.com/rim_and_tire.htm

when i reviewed what i suggested i realized the truth lurks between the chart and what's actually available in the dual-sport/or any tire range

so ...the tire height from the bead=
150/70x17=150mm x 70%=105mm
140/80x17 =112 actually 7mm taller than the 150/70
130/80=x17= 104mm bike is lowered 1mm
150/60x17= 90mm wow...that will lower the rear 15mm or 5/8'' and needs a4.25x17 rim which you have....unfortunately only Avon specs this tire for super motard use ,,it's real sticky for racing and NOT recommended for heavier bikes

bottom line is theirs not much we can do with the rear to help
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:43 PM   #1918
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I hadn't even thought about needing to change the rear. What would the approximate cost be for both?
What kinds of price would I be looking at to do just the front?


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ok ,,wecan lower front end circa 3/4-1inch by going to 2.5x19 sporting 110/80x19 tires and the rear i'd go to a narrower 3.5 x17 rim and run a smaller 140 /60 or 70x17 tire maybe even 130/70

that would get ya about the same thing on the rear,,,lower center of gravity and get ya almost perfect gearing i believe stock is 16/42 and lot's of people are going to 15/42 or 16/45 essentially you'd accomplish the same thing without switching gearing

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Old 01-02-2011, 01:33 AM   #1919
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hey woody,

going around the world for three months next year on a F800GS and F650GS twin...

what do you recommend for the 800gs to replace the cheap stock rims and possibly the rear size...? tubeless? excel? bearings?

also what would you say for the f650gs twin? alloy wheels work? my mom's a very cautious and lightweight rider...
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:28 AM   #1920
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I hadn't even thought about needing to change the rear. What would the approximate cost be for both?circa $800-900
What kinds of price would I be looking at to do just the front?circa $400
that's using your hubs...
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