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Old 10-31-2010, 11:12 AM   #61
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Woody trued up my wheels...

+1 for the front
+1 for the rear

The previous 'orchestra' of sounds from the spokes is gone.
They both now just go hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. A-sharp, minor.

We're lucky to have somebody like Woody!
Knowledgeable, personable and financially reasonable.
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Old 10-31-2010, 11:33 AM   #62
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It's true, we have a whack of good people here. Woody (who helps every make and model and not just us), JVB, Anton, Steptoe, GSaddict, GeorgeinVA, VintageRider, Poolside (when he's not to stroppy or pedantic) BMWAtlanta and there are more. They offere their support and advice and often times it's different and better than the BMW party line because it's all been tried and tested in the real world.

It's people like these who make this place so special, and we should reward them with our dollars and good word of mouth. Although I don't know anyone from ADV who doesn't know Woodys and hardly anyone from old's cool or GSpot who doesn't know about Anton or Steptoe or JVB. And this is a good thing.
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Old 10-31-2010, 04:07 PM   #63
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Good deal. Would you prefer the old tire on or off? Found your website, Do you recomend truing up the front also. I pay the shipping to and fro?
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:05 PM   #64
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Mine were out of round. New ones dealer ordered were worse, ...Joe
Same here, warranty replacement of rear, but replacement was only slightly better...problem area is near the weld on seam.
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Old 11-02-2010, 12:54 AM   #65
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70,000 km no problems at all.
Plus they look better than the cast wheels in my opinion.
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:45 AM   #66
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misc. answers to the last few posts...

ok,,i just rolled in after a 5,000 mile sojourn [counterclockwise from Denver through the North -West....]

ok wavygravy....
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Woody,
Good deal. Would you prefer the old tire on or off? Found your website, Do you recomend truing up the front also. I pay the shipping to and fro?


you can do it either way with/with-out tire on,,,someone has to R&R them and re-balance em,,,they make great rim protectors,,,otherwise pack real good and tight,,,

regarding the front spin it for checking true ,,,check spokes foreven tension/sound,,ie no dead ones and/or broken ones


ok rocketman...

rocketman1 sez...'' 70,000 km no problems at all.
Plus they look better than the cast wheels in my opinion.''

''beauty is in the eyes of the beholder'',,but QUALITY is having your good looking wires actually run true with all the spokes performing the same amount of work ie aesthetic AND technical achievement

ok homeonthe range...

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Originally Posted by JStancampiano
Mine were out of round. New ones dealer ordered were worse, ...Joe


Same here, warranty replacement of rear, but replacement was only slightly better...problem area is near the weld on seam.

well,,we addressed what to do about that a few posts back,,,Remember folks ,,these are IMHO some of the finest tuffest wheels IF only certain things were changed in their construction process,,that's where i come in,,,,re-doing/patching/re-pairing the foibles,,,

once done, you should be able to experience the difference,,no vibrations,,,no hopping,,,even tire wear,,,and a much longer time between truing them...


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Old 11-02-2010, 04:33 PM   #67
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Thanks Woody,

I'll check the front. If my shinko 705's don't wear even, I'll send the wheels west to ya.
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:44 PM   #68
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warping rotors?

Last summer I was in West Virginia on a hot summers day going down a lot of twisties. When I applied the front after several hours, I started to get a lot of shuttering in the front end when applying the brakes. I wonder if the flex in the wire wheels had anything to warping the rotors? They were later replaced.
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Old 11-03-2010, 04:56 AM   #69
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Last summer I was in West Virginia on a hot summers day going down a lot of twisties. When I applied the front after several hours, I started to get a lot of shuttering in the front end when applying the brakes. I wonder if the flex in the wire wheels had anything to warping the rotors? They were later replaced.
What is the torque spec for R1200GS front rotors?
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:09 AM   #70
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It's true, we have a whack of good people here. Woody (who helps every make and model and not just us), JVB, Anton, Steptoe, GSaddict, GeorgeinVA, VintageRider, Poolside (when he's not to stroppy or pedantic) BMWAtlanta and there are more. They offere their support and advice and often times it's different and better than the BMW party line because it's all been tried and tested in the real world.

It's people like these who make this place so special, and we should reward them with our dollars and good word of mouth. Although I don't know anyone from ADV who doesn't know Woodys and hardly anyone from old's cool or GSpot who doesn't know about Anton or Steptoe or JVB. And this is a good thing.
So true. ADV is a real community. Even with Poolside around...
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Old 11-03-2010, 01:43 PM   #71
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What is the torque spec for R1200GS front rotors?
http://www.r1200gs.info/misc/torque.html
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:11 AM   #72
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warped rotors and shuddering brakes...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sunlinden
Last summer I was in West Virginia on a hot summers day going down a lot of twisties. When I applied the front after several hours, I started to get a lot of shuttering in the front end when applying the brakes. I wonder if the flex in the wire wheels had anything to warping the rotors? They were later replaced.
well it would be nice to know what model and year your bike is..because BMW has made certain up-grades to their discs from the original multi pieced floating set-up to their new integrated rivet set-up same price for the disc each!!! HOWEVER ya won't need $56 worth of shims/screwws and wavy washers now.

1 34117711427 BRAKE ROTOR WITH RIVET - D=305-4.5MM2.84 2 $300.42

you could also do yourself a favor and get tricker wavy/floating rotors from Galfer/Braking /Ebc etc for the same or less $$$ the Galfer green pads at $37 per side are the cats meow for dual sporting ,,,EVERY customer has given me WOW for the enhanced feel/feedback...

OK,,regarding your question if the wire wheels caused it ....
i don't think so...the BMW brake shuddering issue has been dealt with in numerous other threads,,,the malsise afflicts wire and mag wheel alike
...the Rx is replace em


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Old 11-06-2010, 11:40 AM   #73
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well it would be nice to know what model and year your bike is..because BMW has made certain up-grades to their discs from the original multi pieced floating set-up to their new integrated rivet set-up same price for the disc each!!! HOWEVER ya won't need $56 worth of shims/screwws and wavy washers now.

1 34117711427 BRAKE ROTOR WITH RIVET - D=305-4.5MM2.84 2 $300.42

you could also do yourself a favor and get tricker wavy/floating rotors from Galfer/Braking /Ebc etc for the same or less $$$ the Galfer green pads at $37 per side are the cats meow for dual sporting ,,,EVERY customer has given me WOW for the enhanced feel/feedback...

OK,,regarding your question if the wire wheels caused it ....
i don't think so...the BMW brake shuddering issue has been dealt with in numerous other threads,,,the malsise afflicts wire and mag wheel alike
...the Rx is replace em


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it is an 08 gs. I am under the assumption that is is the latest update to the brakes.

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Old 11-06-2010, 08:32 PM   #74
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it is an 08 gs. I am under the assumption that is is the latest update to the brakes.

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I WOULD IMAGINE YOU HAVE THE LATEST VERSION,,,

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Old 11-10-2010, 03:49 PM   #75
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Another wheel question

I just purchased a used 07 GSA with 18k miles and it also has wheel and brake issues. Checked the front wheel and found it to be .065" out in the worst place, probably the weld from what I've read here. Also the left rotor is .0035" out! The bike seems to roll along fairly well with some vibration in the handlebars and then really gets shakey with a light touch on the front brake and not so much when applying more pressure. Before I start buying new parts thought I would check in here to see what the opinion of the group is considering the numbers.
I also have an 05 GS, it has 35k on it and none of the issues that the 07 has. Are the wheels and brake rotors interchangable between these two bikes? I know that the ABS sensor ring is different, anything else?
Thanks for any help you can offer!
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