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Old 03-25-2009, 07:33 PM   #16
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Define "normal riding"? I haven't had any problems so far, but I've only gone 6k miles, mostly on-road.

FWIW, I kinda hope I taco my front rim at some point. I have no other way to convince the financial committee that I need a 19" front hoop.
Why would you want a 19" on it?

That goes against the design criteria of the bike!!
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:05 AM   #17
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:12 AM   #18
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Why would you want a 19" on it?
To make the bike perfect.
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Old 03-26-2009, 03:17 AM   #19
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these rims are cheap and nasty ! i done 1300klm ocer the weekend and when i done my check over when i got back to inspect the bike i noticed 4 flat spots on the front rim... bugger, im not all that worried because i truly didnt expect anything better from the qaulity.
so its just another part i need to replace.. ill wait until its sqaure then replace it.
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Old 03-26-2009, 05:35 AM   #20
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I am lusting after tubless rims for this beast. Is anyone exploring that aftermarket option? I would love some details.
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Old 03-26-2009, 05:41 AM   #21
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That was hilarious... Subtle, nicely done.

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Old 03-26-2009, 07:22 AM   #22
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Old 03-26-2009, 02:38 PM   #23
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Liten up will ya?

Okay, I will put the breaks on it.
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:37 PM   #24
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Well, I just put my Battlewings back on for a road trip and confirmed 2 dents in my front rim and one in my rear. I was running Karoos and always had 30ish PSI so it isn't a pressure issue. I suspect the imbedded rocks and the cross ditches on our forestry roads are responsible. Possibly the suspension isn't valved properly for higher shaft speeds...??
What are the rest of you experiencing?
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:46 PM   #25
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Wonder what the chances are of getting them tubeless?
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Old 07-24-2009, 04:18 PM   #26
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Possibly the suspension isn't valved properly for higher shaft speeds...?? What are the rest of you experiencing?
After taking out a SIGNIFICANT amount of oil from the forks (like, ~1.8" of oil height), I've found that they work noticibly better off road. That's not saying much, of course, but its a step in the right direction...at least I can use that last inch of travel that seemed elusive with the stock oil height. I also have my forks raised way up (24mm above the top clamp) which of course helps turn in and puts more weight on the front end...whatever it really does, it seems to make the suspension work a little better. Dunno. Could just be in my head. Next up is lighter oil with cut springs.

Regarding the topic at hand, I have a number of good rock shots, including one that bottomed on a hard hit (with the above setup). I'm rather surprised given the reports to the contrary, but my front rim is still round. Stock Battlewing with 10k+ miles and 30-something pressure.

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Wonder what the chances are of getting them tubeless?
You can get a Tubliss in 21". Haven't really heard much about them either way. Your only other really feasible option is to go old skool with RTV and tape and whatever else you can think of over the spokes.

Personally, I don't really have a problem with the tubes. Thought...my feelings might change after I have to break the beads on that 150 street tire out in the middle of nowhere...
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:45 PM   #27
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Personally, I don't really have a problem with the tubes. Thought...my feelings might change after I have to break the beads on that 150 street tire out in the middle of nowhere...


It sucks big balls. DAMHIK








I've got a decent dent in my front rim -- from a sharp-edged pothole in VT.
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:59 PM   #28
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Re: Breaking Bead on Rear Tire

I haven't had occasion to try it out yet (fortunately), but Globeriders demonstrates on their F800GS maintenance DVD an interesting technique to break the bead on a rear tire using the bike's weight via the sidestand. It's worth checking out.

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Old 07-24-2009, 06:02 PM   #29
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I was on 24psi for about a week and managed a few big dents in the front, regardless of how ordinary the rims are in suspicious of the front suspension, it bottoms out hard at the sight of a cattle grid, pothole or anything uneven at speed causing the flat spots.
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:05 PM   #30
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I haven't had occasion to try it out yet (fortunately), but Globeriders demonstrates on their F800GS maintenance DVD an interesting technique to break the bead on a rear tire using the bike's weight via the sidestand. It's worth checking out.

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