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Old 03-13-2013, 07:05 PM   #1
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Which is better for a tug rear tire? Cast wheel or spoked!

Not talking looks/preference! Talking durability/strenght!

Planning on using a car tire so I will have to seal the spokes but which is stronger!
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:28 PM   #2
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Which is better for a tug rear tire? Cast wheel or spoked!

Not talking looks/preference! Talking durability/strenght!

Planning on using a car tire so I will have to seal the spokes but which is stronger!
If you are using the stock hub I would go with a spoke wheel. If you go with an automotive wheel then you will need an adapter which could put added stress on rear drive bearings(BMW).
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If you are using the stock hub I would go with a spoke wheel. If you go with an automotive wheel then you will need an adapter which could put added stress on rear drive bearings(BMW).
Chris are you the alternative to to Strokers wheels have you built 15" wheels on the R 1100/50 hubs ?
I'm thinking about my next adventure but motorcycle tires are an imposition.thanks.DB
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:39 AM   #4
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No idea why an adapter would put any different stress on the wheel bearings. The load still is the same as long as the wheel stays centered. The load would only change if the wheel were no longer centered.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:42 AM   #5
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Chris are you the alternative to to Strokers wheels have you built 15" wheels on the R 1100/50 hubs ?
I'm thinking about my next adventure but motorcycle tires are an imposition.thanks.DB
I'm doing a 15" steel VW 4 lug wheel with an aluminum adapter for a K Bike right now. So doing an R11XX shouldn't be a problem. I think Claude already has an adapter.

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No idea why an adapter would put any different stress on the wheel bearings. The load still is the same as long as the wheel stays centered. The load would only change if the wheel were no longer centered.
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Good point if the wheel is centered.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:54 AM   #6
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I'm confusing the issue, It would be nice to lace 15" wheels to r1100/50 hubs is that possible economically ? thanks.DB
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I'm confusing the issue, It would be nice to lace 15" wheels to r1100/50 hubs is that possible economically ? thanks.DB
I have been talking with Zack at Woody's wheels this week regarding this. As soon as I here back from him I will let you know.
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:20 PM   #8
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We make the adapters. For the R1200 it is a straigt forward adapter as the brake rotor and ABS tone ring stay on the bike. In the case of the R1100 and R1150 the adapter is more involved in that it also must mount the rotor and the ABS tone ring. Our adapter set up which we supply with the wheel works with both late and early style ABS tone rings.
We run the same 5 lug bolt pattern as our sidecars with the same wheels as our sidecars so that they can be interchanged.
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