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Old 09-19-2012, 06:34 PM   #1
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Excel Rims on my F800GS?

I got my 2012 F800GS in April and have been putting lots of miles on it (over 4K so far). I already have a bent rear wheel but still can ride it and plan on riding it a little longer. I am thinking I am not going to spend the money to true the rim and instead take that money and put it towards a new Excel Rim, I have heard good things about them. Anyone here running Excel rims on their F800?

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Old 09-19-2012, 06:42 PM   #2
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I got my 2012 F800GS in April and have been putting lots of miles on it (over 4K so far). I already have a bent rear wheel but still can ride it and plan on riding it a little longer. I am thinking I am not going to spend the money to true the rim and instead take that money and put it towards a new Excel Rim, I have heard good things about them. Anyone here running Excel rims on their F800?

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give woody a call... many of us on here have had him lace up a front wheel. Others like myself have had woody lace us up a 18" rear for better tire choices and narrower rim
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:00 PM   #3
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you will hear this recommendation a lot. I had Woody build me a set of wheels for offroad when I bent my stockers. Now I have two sets I can swap quickly. May be a bit excess, but
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:40 AM   #4
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I got my 2012 F800GS in April and have been putting lots of miles on it (over 4K so far). I already have a bent rear wheel but still can ride it and plan on riding it a little longer. I am thinking I am not going to spend the money to true the rim and instead take that money and put it towards a new Excel Rim, I have heard good things about them. Anyone here running Excel rims on their F800?

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DID and Excel rims are top notch. So the question to change over to either is a no brainer. What however is worth thinking about, is the size you will choose, depending on whether you wish to enhance off road ability or not.
Also bare in mind that DID has a line of tubeless rears, that work very well.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:44 AM   #5
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When it comes to upgrading or replacing your wheels, these guys are experts and you cannot go wrong.

http://www.woodyswheelworks.com/

They have lots of options to choose from and they will know what is best for your terrain and situation.

We put on an event in Death Valley earlier this year (http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/849/12...ring-Ride.aspx) and we gave a wheel set away as the grand prize for coming to the ride. Our special guest at the event, Jimmy Lewis actually uses Woody's wheels.

Like I said, top notch.
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:54 PM   #6
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:11 PM   #7
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Big thumbs up for Excel rims from Woody's! Got an 18 incher laced to a KTM hub in the back, stock hub in the front.
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:16 PM   #8
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Awesome!

Thanks for all the feedback. Going to look into Woody's for sure now.
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Big thumbs up for Excel rims from Woody's! Got an 18 incher laced to a KTM hub in the back, stock hub in the front.
I'm lusting... I think this will have to go on my "list"
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:00 PM   #10
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So by going to an 18" rear wheel, what "off road" tires are you guys running and like?
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:15 PM   #11
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So by going to an 18" rear wheel, what "off road" tires are you guys running and like?
I've been running a 908 on the rear and a Scorpion Rally (it just happend to be on sale) on the front. The rims I got were a little skinnier too, so I went down to a 140 width rear, still a 90/90 on the front though. I've been happy with the tires, not great for the road, but most of my riding has been on dirt roads or trails.
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908 is an amazing tire
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:42 PM   #13
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I just was at an event where the Woodys people had a booth. I looked over their stuff closely. 1) I was impressed with the excels. They looked more than twice as thick as the stock rims. 2) The tubeless conversion looked a lot more robust than you might think. 3) Personally I am happy with the 21 inch 17 inch wheels so I would not consider changing them. I just wanted to post that the Woodys stuff did look good. Dave
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:25 PM   #14
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Big thumbs up for Excel rims from Woody's! Got an 18 incher laced to a KTM hub in the back, stock hub in the front.
How much did that setup cost you, the tires that is? And how long for the turn around?

I like the helmet (looks just like mine!) but the bike is too... clean.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:54 AM   #15
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How much did that setup cost you, the tires that is? And how long for the turn around?

I like the helmet (looks just like mine!) but the bike is too... clean.
That was a clean day for the GS. She very rarely gets cleaned up like that

Not sure what you mean by turn around time......for the tires....about 3 or 4 days waiting for the UPS guy. The new wheels were just over a week turn around but I live 20 minutes from Woody's shop in Denver and if I remember correctly they had to order 1 rim or maybe it was the hub....can't remember. Price for the tires were $200 for the rear 908 and about $80 for the Pirelli front (both were on sale at the time). If you look around though you can usaully find the 908 on sale around $200, normal price is a bit higher I believe ....... expensive tire

I really love the setup, for my riding which mostly consists of dirt, it is almost perfect. Obviously not tires for the twisties but it will get you there. The wheels are tough as hell, I've put them through some good hits ....... much more stout than the stock wheels and look much better too! My only compaint is the 18 inch rear raised the bike a bit and it was already a stretch for my short legs
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