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Old 04-10-2014, 08:12 AM   #3001
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Old 04-13-2014, 12:39 PM   #3002
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Hi,

Came across a DID Dirtstar rim for an 07 990A. Was hoping to use it on my 06 640A, but it didn't pass step #1. The pattern appears to be different.

Is it possible to re-index (?) the spokes to make these work together?

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Edit: Found it. Post 621, Euro vs Jap pattern.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=621

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Old 04-13-2014, 10:09 PM   #3003
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DRZ-SM tire question

My main ride(s) are GS bikes, so I've grown used to the 19/17" rim sizes when riding. I have a DRZ-SM (front and rear 17" wheels) that I'm looking at adventurizing and am curious what your thoughts are for this bike. In all honesty, there probably won't be more than about 20-30% off roading (I'd love more, but fire and jeep trails would be about it), so I don't want to lose the asphalt handling. However, I do want a somewhat narrower tire up front and something that finding knobbies for won't be a huge chore.

The plan is to keep the stock rear tire (17"/4.25" I think?) and get a 19"/2.5" rear. Would this be your recommendation?

Also, IF I were to get a new rear, would it be advisable to add in a cush drive system? Would that even matter? The bike would be for use in a variety of situations, mainly like I said roads - would this be a useful mod, or just overkill?

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Old 04-14-2014, 04:36 AM   #3004
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DID Dirtstar from '07 990A to'06 640A...doable???

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Hi,

Came across a DID Dirtstar rim for an 07 990A. Was hoping to use it on my 06 640A, but it didn't pass step #1. The pattern appears to be different.

Is it possible to re-index (?) the spokes to make these work together?

Thanks.

Edit: Found it. Post 621, Euro vs Jap pattern.

well,,,now ya know the difference...if ya look afew posts earlier,,i believe we answered the same question..

simply put: Rx =

1,,we can sell ya half a spoke kit [ $50 ].so that you can use the dirtstar by increasing or decreasing the crossing of spokes by 1x 9would require reangling/countersinking the nipple holes on one side of your rim [ $20 ]

2,,we can swap for correct rim... with correct spoke angles/pattern..we may have good used rim??? or just get you correct new one

3,,call Zach or me at number below for more detail

holler,,we can help solve it any way...

thanks for the inquiry,,,

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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=6079421&

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Old 04-14-2014, 09:15 AM   #3005
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Tubeless vs TubeType Tubes

So, I bought set of Excel rims for my F650-Twin a while back. You also sealed them for tubless. Should the tires be TT (tubetype) or TL (tubeless). The only difference being that TL have an extra layer of material to stop to the air leaking?
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:47 PM   #3006
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XR650R Front Wheel Issues

Hi:

I had a warp 9 rim relaced, but after installing on the bike, it seems that the whole wheel is off by about 1/2 " (i.e., it closer to one side in between the forks) ...is it possible that a mistake in re-lacing can cause the wheel to pull to one side after mounting?

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Old 04-15-2014, 07:38 AM   #3007
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My main ride(s) are GS bikes, so I've grown used to the 19/17" rim sizes when riding. I have a DRZ-SM (front and rear 17" wheels) that I'm looking at adventurizing and am curious what your thoughts are for this bike. In all honesty, there probably won't be more than about 20-30% off roading (I'd love more, but fire and jeep trails would be about it), so I don't want to lose the asphalt handling. However, I do want a somewhat narrower tire up front and something that finding knobbies for won't be a huge chore.

The plan is to keep the stock rear tire (17"/4.25" I think?) and get a 19"/2.5" rear. Would this be your recommendation?

Also, IF I were to get a new rear, would it be advisable to add in a cush drive system? Would that even matter? The bike would be for use in a variety of situations, mainly like I said roads - would this be a useful mod, or just overkill?


HI,

Yes the 19 x 2.5 w/ a 110/80-19 tire would be the best choice to get more off-road and still being great on-road. It picks the bike up a little bit to make the front end a little lighter and also still carves great on asphalt with the rear 17''.

A cush drive would be the best for any road use, as the cush drive will eliminate a lot of abuse on the drive train and is a much stronger wheel than your oem hub.

We can use your oem rim to lace a new billet cush hub with stainless steel spokes/nipples, along with lacing a new excel Black 19 x 2.5 with stainless steel spokes/nipples would be $1,337 + shipping for the part's and labor. We could also seal the wheel's for tubeless tire's as well for 99 ea. wheel as long as the rim has a safety bead on it.

If you would like to order or get more info it's best to email or call us 3039360232.

Thanks Zach
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:39 AM   #3008
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Tubeless tire's for our Sealed wheel's

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So, I bought set of Excel rims for my F650-Twin a while back. You also sealed them for tubless. Should the tires be TT (tubetype) or TL (tubeless). The only difference being that TL have an extra layer of material to stop to the air leaking?

You will want to use Tubeless tire's if your wanting the tubeless wheel's still, if you use Tube type tire's you can simply take the valve stem out and use the sealing as a rim band. IF you put the valve stem back in all you need to do is put a little silicone 3 with it to seal the stem up good.

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Old 04-15-2014, 07:41 AM   #3009
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Hi:

I had a warp 9 rim relaced, but after installing on the bike, it seems that the whole wheel is off by about 1/2 " (i.e., it closer to one side in between the forks) ...is it possible that a mistake in re-lacing can cause the wheel to pull to one side after mounting?

Hi,

Yes you can off-set the rim wrong when truing, ea. wheel has a specific off-set that is necessary to be centered in the bike, you can off-set rear wheel's to get more clearance if needed.

The wheel would need to be re-trued back to center within the forks.

We have the oem off-set spec's here, it's olny 50--60 to true the wheel.

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Old 04-15-2014, 10:10 AM   #3010
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Hi:

I had a warp 9 rim relaced, but after installing on the bike, it seems that the whole wheel is off by about 1/2 " (i.e., it closer to one side in between the forks) ...is it possible that a mistake in re-lacing can cause the wheel to pull to one side after mounting?

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Hi,

Yes you can off-set the rim wrong when truing, ea. wheel has a specific off-set that is necessary to be centered in the bike, you can off-set rear wheel's to get more clearance if needed.

The wheel would need to be re-trued back to center within the forks.

We have the oem off-set spec's here, it's olny 50--60 to true the wheel.

Thanks Zach

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Old 04-18-2014, 04:10 AM   #3011
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Which are the stronger wheels for aggressive off road riding: Excel A60 or DID Dirt Star?

Could either be built for a KTM 1190 ADV R (21/18) in the stock size tires but with tubes? Would this be the optimal setup for aggressive off road riding on that bike?

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Old 04-18-2014, 07:58 AM   #3012
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Which are the stronger wheels for aggressive off road riding: Excel A60 or DID Dirt Star?

IMHO,,,from the feedback/evidence we've acquired [after all i/we see the what gets damaged and how bad,,,] what get's damaged the least are the Superlaced A60s in the 1.6x21 and 2.15x18 sizes.....you realize we spec the rim widths /diameters and brand for the type of riding you do.

Could either be built for a KTM 1190 ADV R (21/18) in the stock size tires but with tubes? Would this be the optimal setup for aggressive off road riding on that bike?

Yes....your decision.

Any other suggestions and rough prices?
When you say aggressive riding and stock tire sizes,,,and you still want good performance on the slab..gow with our ''50/50'' combo...1.85x21/3.5x18 rear = bias toward slab or 2.5x18 rear= bias toward dirt

$$$ = circa $1k re-building your wheels add another $900 for billet hubs.

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Old 04-21-2014, 02:21 PM   #3013
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Hey Woody,

I'm trying to source some Excel rims + HD spokes for my 1988 Africa Twin rebuild. If possible, I would like to get a quote on the following items;

Front 21"x1.85" -36 spoke, black Excel rim.
Rear 17"x3.5" -32 spoke, black Excel rim.
Heavy duty (I believe HD = 8 guage?) spoke set for front rim (36 spokes).
Heavy duty (again, 8 guage?) spoke set for rear rim (32 spokes).

I'm actually unsure of what specs you need for the spokes to be able to source them. Let me know and I'll try to get that info for you.

I am going to have a go at lacing the wheels myself, so the quote would be for the above-mentioned materials shipped to 97068.

FYI- my other source for these is through the UK, and I would be ordering the rims and spoke sets found on this page: http://www.ruggedroads.co.uk/shop/ca...aram=cid%3D%26

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Old 04-26-2014, 05:49 PM   #3014
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Hey woody, I ordered some spokes and nipples from you guys to re-lace a stock KTM 21 inch from wheel (off a 99 380 EXC) As I was taking the spokes out of the old hoop, I noticed the new excel spokes from your shop are not nearly as thick as the ones currently in the rim. Is this something I should be concerned over? Or do I need to look at exchanging these for a larger spoke?

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Old 04-27-2014, 11:03 PM   #3015
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Some more differences I seem to be struggling with... Any advice?


New spokes in relation to holes on hub


Spokes all seem to be too long?
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