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Old 09-26-2012, 11:17 PM   #46
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I haven't followed your thread completely, but it's possible to put traditional rims on a GS hub. I did it with a front R100GS hub. woodies wheel works can seal off the spokes to make a traditional rim tubeless, about $100 USD. Not sure if anyone offers that across the pond.
Haan wheels can do it. But thats in NL.
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:31 AM   #47
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I am very interested in this! Prustser, can you provide more details?
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[QUOTE=Prutser;19686604]
... If u use the DRZ fork you could mount the axle clamps higher on the bottom tube. So the front of the bike will be 1" lower without losing wheel travel.. !
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:16 AM   #48
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... If u use the DRZ fork you could mount the axle clamps higher on the bottom tube. So the front of the bike will be 1" lower without losing wheel travel.. !
That's with USD forks only ?

I'd prefer to hang on to the ground clearance.

The 18" rim still eludes and I don't want to go to the expense of shipping the hub and rim to Woodies Wheels.
What will do me is WHEEL RIM FRONT - 2,50X18MTH2

BMW Part Numbers: 36317651831
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36312320014
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36312335360

Or a R1200C front rim !

Part 36312335360 (WHEEL RIM FRONT):
59C1:
59C1 R 1200 C 97 (0424,0434) ohne, USA
59C1 R 850 C 99 (0421) ohne, Europe
59C1 R 1200 C 97 (0424,0434) ohne, Europe
59C3:
59C3 R 1200 C Indep. 00 (0405,0433) ohne, Europe
59C3 R 1200 C Indep. 00 (0405,0433) ohne, USA

Should be easy to find.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:11 AM   #49
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That's with USD forks only ?

I'd prefer to hang on to the ground clearance.
Its with the right side up fork.


On one of your photo's I can see you put the fork through the triple clamp.
Do you know how much wheel travel there is between the front tire and the bottom triple clamp ?
If its the fork I think it is it should be able to make 290mm.

By putting the axle clamp higher on the bottom tube you could lower the front to match the rear height. WITHOUT shortening the travel of the fork.
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:01 PM   #50
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Wow, I didn't know they slid up and down on the bottom tube and thanks for posting the photos Prutser, how do you move them and more importantly how do you lock them again ??
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:34 PM   #51
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Wow, I didn't know they slid up and down on the bottom tube and thanks for posting the photos Prutser, how do you move them and more importantly how do you lock them again ??
They are screwed on. If you find someone with a lathe that can cut the thread inside the axle clamp a bit further you would be done. A bit of loctite and ready to go.....!
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:33 PM   #52
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Ok great. I was waiting for the owner to drop by so I could make a photo.

A R1200C front rim is the same size. There must be plenty of those out there.Most are replaced for ones without chrome.
But you have to find a way to take of the remaining chrome !
I've worked with these before. After the chrome is removed, there is another layer of nice shiny metal that can only be removed by blasting (chemical dip will affect the spokes).

Unless the spokes are removed and then the rim can be treated. The re-spoking will have be done then, likely by Woodys or one of the other few BMW wheel rebuilders.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:45 AM   #53
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I've worked with these before. After the chrome is removed, there is another layer of nice shiny metal that can only be removed by blasting (chemical dip will affect the spokes).

Unless the spokes are removed and then the rim can be treated. The re-spoking will have be done then, likely by Woodys or one of the other few BMW wheel rebuilders.
We have blasted and than powder coated them most of the time.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:48 AM   #54
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[QUOTE=mendoje;19690848]I am very interested in this! Prustser, can you provide more details?
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... If u use the DRZ fork you could mount the axle clamps higher on the bottom tube. So the front of the bike will be 1" lower without losing wheel travel.. !
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The left one is the modified one.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:14 PM   #55
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Wouldn't the wheel bottom out under the front guard before all the travel was used up ?
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:54 PM   #56
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Wouldn't the wheel bottom out under the front guard before all the travel was used up ?
When the travel is used all the way. There is still space between the bottom triple and the tire.
And thats the space you could mount the axle clamps higher .

The picture shows the fork at the max travel with the tire Not touching the fender.
Under the triple just enough space for the dust seal.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:08 AM   #57
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That's a clever one, well spotted Prutser and thanks for all the advice, I owe ya one.

I've decided to go with a tubed rim, I just cant find an 18" rim for reasonable money. I'll give central wheels a shout to see
about the cost of offsetting the rim on my 1100GS hub. Apart from positioning the rear brake master cylinder and fitting
an 18" Enduro tyre to the back I'll be done.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:07 PM   #58
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Are you going to use the 100 GS 17" rim or go for an 18" R100R front rim or police R1100RT front one.
It helps to raise the back a bit to match the fork length and a lot more choice of off road tires.

A friend of mine did it with his R100gs and the bike handles perfect.
I just ran a quote with Woody's to "superlace" up an excel 18"x2.5" rim onto my stock rear R100GS hub and he warned me to make sure that there wouldn't be clearance issues because the customers that have requested them went back to 17s. However, the example he quoted (incidentally, the same one Daithi showed by Stephen Botcher) was a paralever to monolever conversion. Anyway, Prutser, are you absolutely certain that a standard, center laced 18x2.5 will fit on the back of my bike? I guess I need to take a look and see just how much room is back there, bike's been down for a bit and I've been ignoring her.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:39 PM   #59
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I just ran a quote with Woody's to "superlace" up an excel 18"x2.5" rim onto my stock rear R100GS hub and he warned me to make sure that there wouldn't be clearance issues because the customers that have requested them went back to 17s. However, the example he quoted (incidentally, the same one Daithi showed by Stephen Botcher) was a paralever to monolever conversion. Anyway, Prutser, are you absolutely certain that a standard, center laced 18x2.5 will fit on the back of my bike? I guess I need to take a look and see just how much room is back there, bike's been down for a bit and I've been ignoring her.
I did sent a pic in a pm to Daithi that showed the 18" rim in my former R100gs Paralever.
The new owner had the wheel laced up by Haan wheels in NL.
I did make pics from the clearance. I will try to post them tomorrow.
I Can ask the guy to drop by and measure if its off center. And how much if thats the case !
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:47 PM   #60
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2,50-18" in 100GS paralever







Do not have the offset data right now. Hope to give some real measurements soon.
The tire on the wheel is a bridgestone TW302 130/80-18.
For off road he uses Michelin AC10 120/90-18
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