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Old 04-27-2014, 11:18 PM   #3016
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Woody/Zach, what is the benefit of a RAD hub vs. an OEM KTM hub? Is there any benefit to OEM KTM, or is the RAD always going to be a better choice?
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:19 AM   #3017
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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

Thanks!
Hi,

We can supply you rim's and spokes for your oem hub's to rebuild them with stronger stainless steel spokes/nipples. The only thing we would need is to see the hub's, which you can email us directly at woodyswheelworks@gmail.com.

It would be $925 for the rim's, stainless steel spokes/nipples and UPS ground shipping.

If you wanted to send in your hub's it would only be an extra $222 for us to lace them up with our superlace. If you want 8 gauge spokes you will need to drill/countersink the hub for them to fit correctly.

Thanks Zach
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:34 AM   #3018
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what's better OEM hub or RAD hub???

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Woody/Zach, what is the benefit of a RAD hub vs. an OEM KTM hub? Is there any benefit to OEM KTM, or is the RAD always going to be a better choice?
the pro's of the RAD hub are:
1,,they cost about the same as an OEM hub

2,, ya get the bling of various anodized color choices

3,,the cush drive units sport more bearings for carrying the load

4,,they are built out of billet 6061 T6 versus an aluminum of questionable origin casting.

the downside of the RAD units have been intermittent QC problems resulting from some of their machinists running finishing cuts at too fast a speed causing the bearing bores to be tapered ...resulting in bearing seizing issues.

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Old 04-28-2014, 12:23 PM   #3019
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Old 04-28-2014, 04:02 PM   #3020
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A big shout out and THANK YOU!!! To woodys. Minor mistake on year and they are going WAY above and beyond to help me get rolling. Living up to their reputation, I can't thank the guys enough for helping me out!!!!
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Old 04-28-2014, 04:53 PM   #3021
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the downside of the RAD units have been intermittent QC problems resulting from some of their machinists running finishing cuts at too fast a speed causing the bearing bores to be tapered ...resulting in bearing seizing issues.
Understood, thank you for the details. Are you able to check the hubs for these tapered bore qc issues if we buy from you?
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:44 PM   #3022
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Hi,

We can supply you rim's and spokes for your oem hub's to rebuild them with stronger stainless steel spokes/nipples. The only thing we would need is to see the hub's, which you can email us directly at woodyswheelworks@gmail.com.

It would be $925 for the rim's, stainless steel spokes/nipples and UPS ground shipping.

If you wanted to send in your hub's it would only be an extra $222 for us to lace them up with our superlace. If you want 8 gauge spokes you will need to drill/countersink the hub for them to fit correctly.

Thanks Zach
Hi Zach,

So if I did choose to go to 8 gauge and sent my hubs in, does that $222 inlcude the price of drilling/countersinking and superlacing? Or does the $222 only include superlacing with standard size spokes?
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:29 AM   #3023
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Hi,

The $222 extra is for the Superlacing/truing which includes' the drilling/countersinkig of the hub/rim's and lace/true for both wheels.

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Hi Zach,

So if I did choose to go to 8 gauge and sent my hubs in, does that $222 inlcude the price of drilling/countersinking and superlacing? Or does the $222 only include superlacing with standard size spokes?
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:30 AM   #3024
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Rad hubs.

Yes we do have them ship the hub's apart so we can check bore's, which the new machinist they have has been very great on this. We also re-pack the bearing's with waterproof Bel Ray grease.

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Understood, thank you for the details. Are you able to check the hubs for these tapered bore qc issues if we buy from you?
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Old 05-08-2014, 11:21 PM   #3025
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Hi Zach, some years ago you built a radical offset wheel to adapt the disc brake to my BMW R80 GS. Its still working good.
At the moment I have 2 sets of DRZ400 forks, one on my DR650 and the other maybe for the R80. With the DRZ front wheel the bearings dont seem to last. they are quite small, from memory 37x20x9. In comparison my R80 wheel has much larger bearings 52x20x? They last for ages. However the BMW wheel is really heavy. Is there a lightweight hubb that could be used with the large bearings. ? What size are the bearings in your Superlite hubbs

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Old 05-09-2014, 05:50 AM   #3026
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Hey Phil - Prutser is using an X Challenge wheel in his forks, without modification I believe. I'd expect those bearings to be bigger.
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:49 AM   #3027
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Hi Zach, some years ago you built a radical offset wheel to adapt the disc brake to my BMW R80 GS. Its still working good.
At the moment I have 2 sets of DRZ400 forks, one on my DR650 and the other maybe for the R80. With the DRZ front wheel the bearings dont seem to last. they are quite small, from memory 37x20x9. In comparison my R80 wheel has much larger bearings 52x20x? They last for ages. However the BMW wheel is really heavy. Is there a lightweight hubb that could be used with the large bearings. ? What size are the bearings in your Superlite hubbs

Cheers Phil


HI,

Glad to hear the R80GS is still working great.

Yes we can use a billet hub that uses 60/28 bearing's with step down spacer's for your front end to fit the hub using the oem rotor.

It would be $279 for just the hub.

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Old 05-14-2014, 11:44 AM   #3028
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last but not least the safety bead is that little ridge,,unless ya own a KTM in which case it IS the biggest ridge that your tire has to jump over in order to seat on the bead,,this ridge helps tires from popping/sliding off the bead when you have a loss of air pressure,,,it was mainly used in tubeless applications but has of late been used universally for the same reason,,,

sweet dreams,,,woody

Woody, what manufacturers have a safety bead?

I recently noticed Motostrano is selling DID bare rims. Do you know if a CRF230M is tubeless?


My second question is, can a front (3.5") rim be used in a rear? His "rears" are 5" and I can't swing that...

Sadly I have a rear 16" tire, but it has a cush drive so a rear disc brake is out. I'm gonna use my rear hub... KI$$
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Old 05-18-2014, 12:21 PM   #3029
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Hi Woody,

I'm interested in building myself a set of 17" wheels for DRZ-125L. I'm very interested in doing the assembly myself as I think it will be a neat project; however I'm a college kid on a tight budget.

My build plan so far:

OEM hubs (used OEM seem to be cheaper than RAD or Talon)
Buchanan SS spokes/Zinc nipples
Excel rims
Front: 2.5 x 17"
Rear: 3.5 x 17"

Any suggestions or details to be careful of when selecting? For example, making sure the number of spokes are correct per the hub and rim? I am undecided on dimpled or undimpled.

Thank you in advance

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Old 05-19-2014, 02:55 AM   #3030
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Hello from Greece. I have a F800GS and would like to change the front with a laced rim (I have the original hub) and placing a 19x2.50 rim.
I have found some in used condition, but I am not sure how can they be laced with the Bmw hub.
19x2.50 are from the older F650 (needs painting) and the same dimension is from a Suzuki Freewind or Aprilia Pegaso (these have almost identical color as the 21' Behr rim). What spokes/nipples would I need? is this possible?
I wish my budget wasnt so low in order to buy a ready wheel from you but...
Thanking you in advance!
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