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Old 07-22-2012, 06:39 PM   #76
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tested the new wheels on the trails today. they performed better than i thought they would which is good.
Great Pic, the rear tire looks amazing!!
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:56 AM   #77
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where exactly is elk grove? is it near yosemite?

Just south of Sacramento.


Did you know that the 18" hoop and spokes off the front of a drum brake TW will lace to the rear hub? Just another option if you want a change from the fat rear someday.
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:53 PM   #78
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Great Pic, the rear tire looks amazing!!
thanks Cumbacheech!
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:55 PM   #79
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Just south of Sacramento.


Did you know that the 18" hoop and spokes off the front of a drum brake TW will lace to the rear hub? Just another option if you want a change from the fat rear someday.
thats not too far away, thats great info on the wheel! even the stock tw spokes work?
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:19 AM   #80
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I smile everytime I come back and check this thread. I saw a Dakar on the road yesterday, and instantly thought that it needed fatter tires... it's a sickness, but it's SO MUCH FUN. Bwahahahahaaa.
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:50 AM   #81
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thats not too far away, thats great info on the wheel! even the stock tw spokes work?

Yeah, buy a drum brake front TW wheel assy and the spokes/hoop will fit the rear hub.

I was doing that to a TW so I could run 18's front and rear, had to sell the bike mid-project for a tax bill I didn't see coming.
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:21 PM   #82
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I smile everytime I come back and check this thread. I saw a Dakar on the road yesterday, and instantly thought that it needed fatter tires... it's a sickness, but it's SO MUCH FUN. Bwahahahahaaa.
i know, i look at pics of my bike from a few weeks ago with the nice tires it had before and think they look small and funny! sheesh!
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:23 PM   #83
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Yeah, buy a drum brake front TW wheel assy and the spokes/hoop will fit the rear hub.

I was doing that to a TW so I could run 18's front and rear, had to sell the bike mid-project for a tax bill I didn't see coming.
darn taxes always come at the worst time!
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:53 AM   #84
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VERY nice build.

My Wife loved her TW when she had it and now she loves her 650gs, to merge the two, that's just awesome.

Impressive!!!
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:42 AM   #85
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VERY nice build.

My Wife loved her TW when she had it and now she loves her 650gs, to merge the two, that's just awesome.

Impressive!!!
some big company should make a big tw, i think they would sell a lot of them. if i had some say in a big company i would develop a bigger tw series and a bigger street legal honda fatcat or yamaha bw type bike. well maybe not because my bike would be something anyone could buy lol!
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:09 PM   #86
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Having owned both the f650 and a tdub, I think Kubiak hit the nail on the head with his latest creation. I was forced to sell the f650 last year to relieve finical tensions. My TW is my only street legal vehicle at the moment and absolutely love it! If I could wrangle an F650 back into the stable I would be content without owning a 4 wheeled hard sided motorycle(until winter comes around and it stays below 0 degrees for weeks on end.)
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:50 PM   #87
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Having owned both the f650 and a tdub, I think Kubiak hit the nail on the head with his latest creation. I was forced to sell the f650 last year to relieve finical tensions. My TW is my only street legal vehicle at the moment and absolutely love it! If I could wrangle an F650 back into the stable I would be content without owning a 4 wheeled hard sided motorycle(until winter comes around and it stays below 0 degrees for weeks on end.)
im putting the tw wheel you sold me to good use! i couldnt be happier with the way it turned out. it even stopped me from looking at all the new bikes for my next dream bike! im just enjoying the bike with the tw wheel for now while i test it for durability i have put about 700 hard miles on it so far with no problems. i cant believe how cheap new parts are for the tw wheel are, i bought new sealed bearings for under 3 bucks each from allballs, new factory spoke kit for about 30 bucks and going to get some new brake shoes for 15 bucks. im keeping the drum brake setup now too!
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:55 AM   #88
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I dunno, I think it needs a new sub-frame.
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:25 AM   #89
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im putting the tw wheel you sold me to good use! i couldnt be happier with the way it turned out. it even stopped me from looking at all the new bikes for my next dream bike! im just enjoying the bike with the tw wheel for now while i test it for durability i have put about 700 hard miles on it so far with no problems. i cant believe how cheap new parts are for the tw wheel are, i bought new sealed bearings for under 3 bucks each from allballs, new factory spoke kit for about 30 bucks and going to get some new brake shoes for 15 bucks. im keeping the drum brake setup now too!
wait im getting mixed up here, i got the body panels from you. i put those to good use too lol!
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:27 AM   #90
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I dunno, I think it needs a new sub-frame.
yea i can use a new subframe for sure, mine is hacked up by grinding all the mounts off and the backend off to drop weight. that can be my next big project!
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