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Old 09-12-2009, 07:59 AM   #1321
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Okay, so this may not be the usual idea, but has anyone ever asked about making a set of spoked wheels for a road bike? I'm thinking about the look of my R1150R with spoke-wheels and was curious if there'd be any major downsides to doing that. Would a set of spoke wheels be lighter than the OEM wheels?

Just curiousity.
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Old 09-12-2009, 09:52 AM   #1322
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high score's hol s___ what a sweet deal cont'd...

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No worries buddy.
I will check out my wheel sizes today in the garage for you.
I was kinda thinking that was a pretty "sweet deal" and I was pretty sure it seemed a bit on the "holy crap why so cheap?" scale.
Highly recommended work like this normally isn't a bargain. I am a firm believer in getting what you pay for.
Still very much interested all the same.

Should I just call you directly to get a quote from you?
thanks for being a good sport about it,,,'' that too good to be true'' feeling/voice in the head or pit of your stomach is our crap-detecto/guardian angel at work....

of course you can call me at work for a quote, in this case let's continue here for everybodys edification,,,
i'll treat ya right for sure

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Old 09-12-2009, 10:57 AM   #1323
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Hey Woody! Just curious, if I take a dremel to spokes to get a hub out, will I poke my eye out?

I'm trying to avoid having to remove the street tire that's on the rim, only need the hub, and the rest of the wheel ain't worth a damn.
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Old 09-12-2009, 01:20 PM   #1324
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thanks for being a good sport about it,,,'' that too good to be true'' feeling/voice in the head or pit of your stomach is our crap-detecto/guardian angel at work....

of course you can call me at work for a quote, in this case let's continue here for everybodys edification,,,
i'll treat ya right for sure

off to work.. woody
thanks eh
stay tuned for the wheels sizes
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Old 09-12-2009, 01:26 PM   #1325
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dremel for spoke removal...HUH???

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Hey Woody! Just curious, if I take a dremel to spokes to get a hub out, will I poke my eye out?

I'm trying to avoid having to remove the street tire that's on the rim, only need the hub, and the rest of the wheel ain't worth a damn.
bee dub,,

FYI we use bolt cutters,,snip em 2 at a time were the spokes cross...some of my red neck buddies have used ,,hammer and chisel on an anvil,,,cutting torches,,,,pliers,,,diagonal cutters with pipe extensions...body/angle grinders

i guess whatever works ehhh

in your case i suggest safety glasses,body armor and a few bags of cutting wheels
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Old 09-12-2009, 02:08 PM   #1326
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bee dub,,

FYI we use bolt cutters,,snip em 2 ata a time were the spokes cross...some of my red neck buddies have used ,,hammer and chisel on an anvil,,,cutting torches,,,,pliers,,,diagonal cutters with pipe extensions...bodu/angle grinders

i guess whatever works ehhh

in your case i suggest safety glasses and a few bags of cutting wheels
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Thanks Woody.

I just wasn't sure what kind of tension I'm looking at here. Don't have a grinder, don't have bolt cutters, so I'll have to see how the Dremel will do. I guess the first couple cuts will tell me if I have enough cutting wheels.

I was wondering too if I should try to make a cool set of skewers out of the old spokes? haha
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Old 09-13-2009, 12:08 PM   #1327
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Thanks Woody.

I just wasn't sure what kind of tension I'm looking at here. Don't have a grinder, don't have bolt cutters, so I'll have to see how the Dremel will do. I guess the first couple cuts will tell me if I have enough cutting wheels.

I was wondering too if I should try to make a cool set of skewers out of the old spokes? haha
ooops beedubya,,forgot to include ''body armor'' in my last suggestion

hey,skewers sound great,,,especially if they are chromed and shiny,,,i wouldn't use them if they are zinc,galvanised,or cadmium coated,,,,if they are rusty why you'll get your supplemental iron intake for the day,,save on that iron pill stainless steel spokes are tits IMHO

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Old 09-13-2009, 03:10 PM   #1328
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okay
so here are the sizes from the triumph scrambler

front 2.5 - 2.6

rear 3.5 - 2.6

(i hope these are the correct numbers you need, if not just let me know)

Black excel rims
stainless spokes

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Old 09-13-2009, 04:42 PM   #1329
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ooops beedubya,,forgot to include ''body armor'' in my last suggestion

hey,skewers sound great,,,especially if they are chromed and shiny,,,i wouldn't use them if they are zinc,galvanised,or cadmium coated,,,,if they are rusty why you'll get your supplemental iron intake for the day,,save on that iron pill stainless steel spokes are tits IMHO

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The skewer idea is out, they weren't stainless...

Anyway, the hub is free at last. Only went through about 4 cutoff wheels on the dremel, and two of them broke prematurely...

Do boardshorts, flip-flops, a T-shirt, and safety glasses count as body armor? Just like cookin' bacon, mmm bacon
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:45 AM   #1330
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excel narrow rims for KTM 990Adv

dear woody,

I ride an '07 990Adv and want to replace the stock wide rims (2.15x21 front & 4.25x18 rear) with narrower rims from excel. I have the chance to pickup some narrow excel rims at really good prices and wanted to know if i would be able to use them if i get the right spoke/nipple kits ?

I want to use the following rims :

Front : EXCEL 21x1.60 Front Gold Rim
Rear : Excel Pro Series Replacement Rim Gold 18x2.15

do you think the 2.15 rear rim might be too narrow for dual sport usage ?

Could you please let me know what i will need in order to use the above rims with the stock KTM hubs ? Of course i'd like to retain as much as possible in order to save what ever costs.

cheers
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:31 AM   #1331
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[quote=Mr.Vicks]dear woody,

I ride an '07 990Adv and want to replace the stock wide rims (2.15x21 front & 4.25x18 rear) with narrower rims from excel. I have the chance to pickup some narrow excel rims at really good prices and wanted to know if i would be able to use them if i get the right spoke/nipple kits ?

I want to use the following rims :

Front : EXCEL 21x1.60 Front Gold Rim
Rear : Excel Pro Series Replacement Rim Gold 18x2.15

do you think the 2.15 rear rim might be too narrow for dual sport usage ?

hi these rim sizes are optimal for under 600cc dirt bikes

Could you please let me know what i will need in order to use the above rims with the stock KTM hubs ? Of course i'd like to retain as much as possible in order to save what ever costs.

cheers
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what works great is 1.85 x21 front with oem tire size and circa 2.50-3.5 x18 rear..the 2.5 is geared for more off road ability,,the 3.50 for all around use

we have evrything yu need ,new n used

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Old 09-15-2009, 10:19 PM   #1332
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dear woody,

I ride an '07 990Adv and want to replace the stock wide rims (2.15x21 front & 4.25x18 rear) with narrower rims from excel. I have the chance to pickup some narrow excel rims at really good prices and wanted to know if i would be able to use them if i get the right spoke/nipple kits ?

I want to use the following rims :

Front : EXCEL 21x1.60 Front Gold Rim
Rear : Excel Pro Series Replacement Rim Gold 18x2.15

do you think the 2.15 rear rim might be too narrow for dual sport usage ?

hi these rim sizes are optimal for under 600cc dirt bikes

Could you please let me know what i will need in order to use the above rims with the stock KTM hubs ? Of course i'd like to retain as much as possible in order to save what ever costs.

cheers
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what works great is 1.85 x21 front with oem tire size and circa 2.50-3.5 x18 rear..the 2.5 is geared for more off road ability,,the 3.50 for all around use

we have evrything yu need ,new n used

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Old 09-17-2009, 05:03 PM   #1333
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Old 09-28-2009, 10:55 AM   #1334
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Hi Woody.
First off i am in the UK so am afraid all I am doing is picking your brains,hope you don't mind.
OK the question.
I have a 2006 1200GS with cross spokes.The rims are still true etc but have become pitted in places i want to either strip them and polish or paint them along with the centres(I fancy Black).Now I understand tht the rebuild of a beemer wheel is a bit odd.So,If i were to be able to make up a hub/axle to hold the center and also an outer to hold the rim concentric and in the correct position in relation to the centre(front wheel) and mount face (rear wheel) would it jut be a cae of laceing the wheel and tightening to the correct torque?
I got this info from A BMW service CD but not sure what the descriptions pertain to?

Nipple on spoke, M4..........4 Nm.....................Variant, Cross-spoked wheels


Initial torque,spokes, M4....1 Nm.....................Variant, Cross-spoked wheels


Counter-hold spokes, M4....1Nm.....................Variant, Cross-spoked wheels



Oh and as regards making a jig I am an engineering machinist(lathes/Mills etc)and work in a Plant maintainance workshop so the actual fabrication of such a jig is not a problem for me.

Thanks Andy.
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Old 09-28-2009, 02:56 PM   #1335
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sent you an email...need help with a pitted front wheel,

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