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Old 07-18-2012, 08:29 PM   #2551
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:39 PM   #2552
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:52 PM   #2553
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How many forums are you going to post the exact same question in?

Identical post in: Orange Crush, Oilhead Boxers and Parallel Universe.

Perhaps one post in say Equipment?
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:09 PM   #2554
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Thumb Yep, back in 06......

Woody's made up a black Excel 21" front and 18" rear for my 03 KLR. Used my stock hubs replaced
spokes with a heavier duty SS spoke and changed the spoke pattern to a stronger one, I believe
they called it a 3 cross or triple crossover pattern ?? it was awhile ago don't remember exactly. Great people
to deal with and I have had no issues with wheels, would use them again and would recomend them to
someone else to use.

I had it done thru a friends shop and had new tires tubes installed at the same time, so I don't remember
what the break down on cost was, as I recall it was about 400.00 per wheel ?? but that was 6 years ago.
Give them a call, they were very easy to deal with over the phone.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:33 PM   #2555
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:18 AM   #2556
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scroll down to last post:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=710009

my humble opinion is that excel rims are fine as long as you go with a smaller profile (1.85 or even smaller). at the standard size (2.15) even excel will have its problems over time just like the OEM. At smaller sizes however you have better choices than excel.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:05 AM   #2557
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:47 AM   #2558
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:53 AM   #2559
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Why does everyone like Excels? Seems to me that the DID Dirtstars drilled in the same Euro index that'll simply lace up normally, without the need for new spokes nor the 'interesting' lace pattern necessary to get Japanese indexed rims to fit on a Euro patterned hub, would be the ticket.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:07 AM   #2560
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How many forums are you going to post the exact same question in?

Identical post in: Orange Crush, Oilhead Boxers and Parallel Universe.

Perhaps one post in say Equipment?
Read the posted rules: NO CROSSPOSTING..

Why not ask Woody himself.. your threads have been moved and merged.
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:41 AM   #2561
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grease or antisease

Hi Woody

do you grease or antisease on nipples and spokes?

great thread btw. I have been reading it all but am only 1/2 way thru.
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:33 PM   #2562
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grease or anti-seize on spoke n nipple threads????

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do you grease or anti-seize on nipples and spokes?

great thread btw. I have been reading it all but am only 1/2 way thru.
FYI:

1,,any material spoke with steel/brass nipple= chain-saw bar oil,,it has polymers that keep it from slinging out,,,

2,,ss pokes with ss nipples,,= buchanans special ant-selize compound,,,,because ss w ss will gall and seize up on ya,,,this stuff tends to drool for a little while and washout when ya use high pressure car washers on your wheels,,,thus often necessitating removing all the nipples if ya have to true your wheels later on,,the nipples and spoke threads will need immaculate cleaning and new ant-seize

3,,, all BMW X-laced tubeless wheels. ss spokes and steel nipples = immaculate threads + 3 in one oil,,makes for more accurate feel when i true em

FYI: most all factory torque specs are for dry threads,,,,hence,,depending on the lubricant i use ,,,you have to use less torque because you have to factor in the coefficient of friction for the lube ya use,,,which is why BWOE so many folks, stretch or snap / break wheel bolts/studs etc

got it???

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Old 07-22-2012, 05:55 AM   #2563
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Talking why does everyone like Excels???

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Why does everyone like Excels? Seems to me that the DID Dirtstars drilled in the same Euro index that'll simply lace up normally, without the need for new spokes nor the 'interesting' lace pattern necessary to get Japanese indexed rims to fit on a Euro patterned hub, would be the ticket.
FYI,,,that question has popped up often,,,

in my quest for Excel-ence oops i gave myself away already,,,and QUALITY = according to Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is the conjunction of the aesthetic and technical universes,,,to qualify ya have to pass this litmus test:

it has to "work as good as it looks " AND "look as good as it works"

IMHO,,,the double signature Excels are balanced strength to weight to aesthetic superiority than all the others i've run across

and i'll be the first to admit that i wish Excel predrilled em for the configurations i utilize most often,,got around the vexing indexing problem by having RAD integrate a design feature i've used on other hubs i've made,,essentially foregoing lightening holes on one side of hub and replacing them with an extra set of spoke holes,,,,VOILA,,,ihave a universal hub,,,there goes the indexing dilemna,,,

haven't used many DIDs,,,because they are heavier and don't have that nice finished look,,,AND the current series has only been around recently

the other pickle is there simply aren't any / many pre-drilled rims in the colors,,nipple hole size,,correct indexing not to mention spoke angles to fill our needs,,especially our Superlaced offerings,,hence quite a few of the wheels we build are all one off custom built units with a one to 5 year warranty against failure

That being said, the DID Dirtstars are superior to the stock Saxess rims and the fact that they are now available in the narrower 1.85x21" size and Euro indexing, does make them a more cost effective option. We now stock the 1.85x21" DID Dirtstars with Euro indexing for $199 plus shipping.

The Excels are certainly superior and working with Excel directly to bring the price down, we stock these in Euro lace pattern in narrower 1.85x21"(so can lace-up with stock spokes and nipples), anodized black from Excel with yellow insignia for $290.

so it's up to where you are and where you want to go.


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Old 07-24-2012, 01:04 AM   #2564
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Wicked ask Woody about your BMW 12GS front mudguard with the 21" wheel

My dear dear Woody,

I've your 21" wheel in front of my GSA since a moment now and I'm afraid I also have a nice hole in my mudguard.... due to offroad activities in Africa

You told us you may have a solution....
Let's say I'm more than eager to try it !

btw, still in Deutschland or back to USofA ?

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Old 07-24-2012, 09:42 AM   #2565
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My dear dear Woody,

I've your 21" wheel in front of my GSA since a moment now and I'm afraid I also have a nice hole in my mudguard.... due to offroad activities in Africa

You told us you may have a solution....
Let's say I'm more than eager to try it !

btw, still in Deutschland or back to USofA ?

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hallo kktos,,

i'm in Saigon,,heading back to denver 30 july,,,3 months on the road all over europe and Vietnam

that project will be moved to the front burner,,,,
i was just stretched too thin back there,,took me a month in Saigon to recover from my 'vacation' in d-land

won't let ya down

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