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Old 04-23-2009, 11:09 AM   #16
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Have any of you running a 1.6 x 21 front rim experienced many pinch flats?


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Old 04-23-2009, 12:20 PM   #17
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Have any of you running a 1.6 x 21 front rim experienced many pinch flats?


curious.


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Old 04-23-2009, 01:39 PM   #18
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I had Woody's build me a set of Sun rims for my SE. The front lasted all of 12 miles. I've been running Excel's ever since and they've never failed to get me home.
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Old 04-23-2009, 04:30 PM   #19
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:54 PM   #20
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Thumb No pinch flats either :

And I also have a Sun superlaced with a wowie in it .
I use that for my street rim now .
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:04 AM   #21
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I'd be nervous running a 1.60 on a big adventure... maybe its just psychological. Do you still run a 90 width tyre?
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:29 AM   #22
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I'd be nervous running a 1.60 on a big adventure... maybe its just psychological. Do you still run a 90 width tyre?


30K miles with mine and no dings or dents.

A60's rule the off-road 950 world. Only rim I get get to stay straight riding hard!

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Old 04-24-2009, 12:31 AM   #23
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30K miles with mine and no dings or dents.

A60's rule the off-road 950 world. Only rim I get get to stay straight riding hard!

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Good to hear, im curious why KTM used a much wider rim though, when the smaller ones are much stronger?
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:19 AM   #24
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I run a 1.6 on the front of my AT750, no dramas, on the tar I cant tell any difference to the standard 1.85
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Old 04-24-2009, 05:53 AM   #25
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Good to hear, im curious why KTM used a much wider rim though, when the smaller ones are much stronger?
Road contact patch size?

What rim were the Dakar guys on? I'd guess smaller.
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:23 AM   #26
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Road contact patch size?

What rim were the Dakar guys on? I'd guess smaller.
Which in turn gives better mileage out of your stock tires, which sounds better to buyers when a rear cost $250 for 10,000km which = 20,000km for the front. 2back for 1front.

I'm not sure..... but I think they have rules in Europe regarding tire ware.

For sure they had smaller rims for Dakar probably 160, 250.....
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:28 AM   #27
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Rory, that was my issue with the dirtstar rim mate. Getting 2000kays out of a R1200 rear tyre is bloody expensive. 150TKC on a Dirtstar, was narrower than a 140TKC on a ADV Behr - and the rate of wear proved both. Ouch
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Old 02-16-2010, 01:50 AM   #28
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I had a new rim put on in Ecuador a couple of years back (the roads there lull you in to a false sence of security then wham! ...you hit a seal change and your front tube's poking out). Turns out it was a 1.60 (Excel) which was fine for messing around over there but once back in the UK my bike had somehow turned in to a wobbly horrible, nay dangerous, beast on the road (but fine off road).

I finally sourced a new rim (entire wheel, in fact, so I still have the 1.60 for off road) and it is back to it's stable best.

Touratech are now listing a 21 X 2.15 Excel rim so they must have just started making them.

I have no experience of a 1.85 so I can't comment on what they're like; but I do wonder how the Excel 2.15 will work out.

Anyone got one yet?
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Old 02-16-2010, 01:35 PM   #29
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I had a new rim put on in Ecuador a couple of years back (the roads there lull you in to a false sence of security then wham! ...you hit a seal change and your front tube's poking out). Turns out it was a 1.60 (Excel) which was fine for messing around over there but once back in the UK my bike had somehow turned in to a wobbly horrible, nay dangerous, beast on the road (but fine off road).

I finally sourced a new rim (entire wheel, in fact, so I still have the 1.60 for off road) and it is back to it's stable best.

Touratech are now listing a 21 X 2.15 Excel rim so they must have just started making them.

I have no experience of a 1.85 so I can't comment on what they're like; but I do wonder how the Excel 2.15 will work out.

Anyone got one yet?
the 2.15x 21 behr is standard on the adventure and it bends very easy. My experience with the excel takasago on dirt bikes is the same, they bend very very easy. I doubt that the standard excel is any better than the behr and the 2.15 will bend even easier than the 1.60
best bet is excel A60 (not the standard takasago)
or DID dirtstar (not the standard DID)



If you want the dent resitance of a stronger/narrower rim, you can get the 1.85x 21 dirtstar DID from ktm listed for the '07 950 superenduro for about $285 but I decided to go with the Excel A60 1.60x 21 for better dent resistance at about the same cost after buying the custom built spokes to make it fit to the hub

you can get an A60 1.60 x 21 on e-bay for about $180 but you will need a custom built spoke set to make it fit.
the 950 SE front rim should fit using the standard adventure spokes , I havent tried it but the hole patterns seem to line up the same
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Old 02-16-2010, 01:54 PM   #30
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I had Woody's build me a set of Sun rims for my SE. The front lasted all of 12 miles. I've been running Excel's ever since and they've never failed to get me home.
I bent my Sun 1.85 in DV and didn't even realize it. The stock SE rim has done well by me so far.
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