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Old 08-12-2009, 01:06 PM   #1
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BMW R1200GS W/ 21" FRONT Wheel

http://photobucket.com/R1200GS_album

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I have a 05 R12GS and decided to try out a 21" wheel in the front and I could not be happier! I sent my stock wheel's to Woody's wheel works in Denver. I had the rear anodized black and he built me a 21" front with my original hub and an HP2 wheel he had. He called me personally to discuss different options and was very nice. The service and time frame was great and my wheels came out perfect. I haven't had a chance to go off road yet except for some obstacles I have laid out in my back yard. I can already tell it will roll much better off road but in the next few day's I'm going to take it to some trails. On the street it rides great. I actually prefer it now to the 19". I've been riding dirt bikes since I was 6 yrs old so it feels more natural to me with a 21". Corning is down a little bit but straight line stability is better.

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Old 08-12-2009, 01:47 PM   #2
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:23 PM   #3
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Love my Woody 21" front!
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Old 08-13-2009, 03:10 AM   #4
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yes, picts, please !
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:08 PM   #5
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In the same vein...

I used to ride with a guy who had a 23-inch front wheel. He swore by (not at) the darn thing. So...if ya like the 21...

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Old 08-13-2009, 12:13 PM   #6
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Shouldn't this be in GSpot?
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:04 PM   #7
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Nice indeed ! Very.
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:05 PM   #8
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:42 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Boxerlove
http://photobucket.com/R1200GS_album

(click on the link to view my GS)
I have a 05 R12GS and decided to try out a 21" wheel in the front and I could not be happier! I sent my stock wheel's to Woody's wheel works in Denver. I had the rear anodized black and he built me a 21" front with my original hub and an HP2 wheel he had. He called me personally to discuss different options and was very nice. The service and time frame was great and my wheels came out perfect. I haven't had a chance to go off road yet except for some obstacles I have laid out in my back yard. I can already tell it will roll much better off road but in the next few day's I'm going to take it to some trails. On the street it rides great. I actually prefer it now to the 19". I've been riding dirt bike since I was 6 yrs old so it feels more natural to me with a 21". Corning is down a little bit but straight line stability is better.
So, from the pic I gather that the standard fender doesn't fit anymore?

Looks good BTW.
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:43 PM   #10
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looks good!!!
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Old 08-13-2009, 04:04 PM   #11
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The front fender still fits but the clearance between the tire and fender is to small to go off roading with it on because mud will get packed in there.

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Old 08-13-2009, 09:58 PM   #12
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what windshield is that?

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Nice indeed ! Very.
is that one of the touratech windshields? if so, how easy is it to install? i am thinking about getting a shortie like this one for trips where i will be off-road more often, and saving the sliding-glass-door sized shield for road trips... thanks, too, for making me lust after a 21" for the front of my rig.
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Old 08-14-2009, 09:10 AM   #13
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It is the Wunderlich Flow jet windshield. You can get it in silver or black and it is very easy to install. It has worked great for me and I have no complaints. It's very durable and is made of quality materials.

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Old 06-01-2010, 06:03 PM   #14
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Your photos are excellent! How did you know I wanted to see how much clearance there was between the knobby and the fork brace? This is a cool pic:




These rims have to be my next mod...
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:26 PM   #15
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I'm glad your enjoying the 21".
That's what he said!
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