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Old 03-29-2012, 12:04 AM   #76
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So Steve, it looks like my spring rate is a third heavier than yours. It will be interesting to finally compare bikes when everything is buttoned up. Though I donít have much hope of any solo comfort with my setup.

Thanks for the list Eddie. I still donít understand the spring length number - I guess itís not an equation but a code rather. Where did you get the length info?
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:25 AM   #77
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Thanks for the list Eddie. I still donít understand the spring length number - I guess itís not an equation but a code rather. Where did you get the length info?
The length info I found a number of casual references on different sites, but nothing authoritive, hence the 'apparently'.
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:53 PM   #78
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Last weekend I learned that Iíll need something with more leverage than a side stand to break a bead on a trip away.

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At this point Iíve come to realise that technique wonít make this any easier - with these tires and these rims - only leverage will. I donít think Iíll fit a jack handle and a set of steps into a pannier or under the seat. Solution pending.

Of course one thing leads to another, and now I have another riding obstacle.

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Old 04-02-2012, 12:44 AM   #79
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Whatcha gonna do with the rims?
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:58 AM   #80
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Last weekend I learned that I’ll need something with more leverage than a side stand to break a bead on a trip away.

At this point I’ve come to realise that technique won’t make this any easier - with these tires and these rims - only leverage will. I don’t think I’ll fit a jack handle and a set of steps into a pannier or under the seat. Solution pending.
Try these. Haven't tried them myself, but have seen recommendatons for them elsewhere.

Who is going to rebuild your wheels?

Are you polishing the rims, or are you having them powdercoated? I'd recommend polish & lacquer as being less dangerous to the alloy (but everyone has an opinion...). What are you doing for spokes - not stainless spokes? They are not as strong as standard unless you are going up in gauge.
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:32 AM   #81
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Try theseHaven't tried them myself, but have seen recommendatons for them elsewhere.

Who is going to rebuild your wheels?

Are you polishing the rims, or are you having them powdercoated? I'd recommend polish & lacquer as being less dangerous to the alloy (but everyone has an opinion...). What are you doing for spokes - not stainless spokes? They are not as strong as standard unless you are going up in gauge.

I saw those the other day - simple yet effective -or are they? Would they work on the GS tougher to get off rims?

i'm considering spraying my rims as an alternative to powder coating. Also apparently you can see cracks easier if sprayed (not that that would worry me too much). Hmm standard better than stainless? Rust would be more my problem than strength I think.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:30 PM   #82
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Your item has been successfully delivered in DENVER CO and was signed for by WOODY
My decision to stay with the BMW x-lace rims means that the wheels will be left to the experts. Not taking any chances with this one, as much as it will hurt financially.

Just now finished a Skype call with Woody and Zach from Woodyís Wheel Works. The rims will be powder coated black and Iím assured that the process they use will not weaken the rims.

The spokes will be stainless, but of a heavier gauge, so no compromise on strength.

So not quite maximum wheel bling, but getting there. Perhaps I can laminate the invoice and peg it to the spokes. But I must confess, the major reason for the wheelsí little excursion is to get the rear rim to play nice with this:

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A re-drilled 1100GS hub and 20mm of offset required. Not for the wheel building newbie.
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Nice. You definitely need to do a blow by blow on that conversion.

So given the above, no real way you'll make it to the Mahia ride then...
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:49 PM   #84
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Iíd love to say yes, but realistically, not unless someone lends me some wheels! I had originally planned to do this once I had a spare set of wheels to ride on, but that deal fell through unfortunately.

But you never know, Woodyís have the rims in hand, and were talking about a pretty quick turnaround.
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You're welcome to borrow mine if you want to pay for freight or know someone going over from here?

Can you enlighten me why the 1150gs hub? Are you doing a Phreaky phil coinversion?
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:59 PM   #86
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You're welcome to borrow mine if you want to pay for freight or know someone going over from here?

Can you enlighten me why the 1150gs hub? Are you doing a Phreaky phil coinversion?
freudian slip?
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freudian slip?
Nah I've given up wearing those - I prefer the rubbing from the hessian undergarments
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So now we've seen your head protection, what are you doing for a sidestand?
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:42 PM   #89
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Quick preview of the 'Panda's new shoes:

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My only problem is that they're so far away!
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Quick preview of the 'Panda's new shoes: My only problem is that they're so far away!
I assume you mean they've been laced & are being shipped today... Should only be a week or so..
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