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Old 10-01-2012, 03:56 PM   #31
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Yep, and I was just relating my experience.
Sorry Mike, I was having a shit day yesterday and I read "The defense rests" comment as a challenge rather than simply a statement.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:09 PM   #32
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Sorry Mike, I was having a shit day yesterday and I read "The defense rests" comment as a challenge rather than simply a statement.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:40 PM   #33
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I might change my front OEM rim for an Excel rim sice I already had to repair 3 bumps on the original one. I won't spend more money on fixing it again and I read really good things about the Excel rim.

I was wondering... why do people usually prefer to mount size 1.85 instead of 2.15 (as the OEM) ?

Why do they say the 1.85 is more offroad like? Is it actually better for offroad?

What are the cons about mounting a 1.85 one...?

And one more issue... I read that mounting the 1.85 does not require to buy a set of new spokes, but mounting the 2.15 does... my question: the wheel will be as tough mounting the original spokes or is it important that the spokes are also the Excel one?

Thanks a million in advance for any answers on this.

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Old 12-17-2012, 05:33 AM   #34
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I might change my front OEM rim for an Excel rim sice I already had to repair 3 bumps on the original one. I won't spend more money on fixing it again and I read really good things about the Excel rim.

I was wondering... why do people usually prefer to mount size 1.85 instead of 2.15 (as the OEM) ?

Why do they say the 1.85 is more offroad like? Is it actually better for offroad?

What are the cons about mounting a 1.85 one...?

And one more issue... I read that mounting the 1.85 does not require to buy a set of new spokes, but mounting the 2.15 does... my question: the wheel will be as tough mounting the original spokes or is it important that the spokes are also the Excel one?

Thanks a million in advance for any answers on this.

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Javier, the narrower rim doesnt stretch the tire as much in terms of width which helps navigate thru mud and gravel better, it also allows the tire to protect the rim better since it is now much wider then the rim
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:03 AM   #35
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Woody did a great job for me too. Don't stay with the 17" rear rim size if you get him to build you a new set of wheels. The 18" is the best way to go if you are interested in decent dirt tires. Sadly the stock rims are complete junk as is the suspension. I was truely surprised how easy it was to damage the stock wheels. By the time you fix the suspension and get the 21"/18" wheels, you will be about $4-5000 lighter.

It needs to be done though, if you are really going to ride the bike fast over the rough stuff. Too bad BMW cheaped out so much on suspension and rims on this bike.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:22 AM   #36
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Do it Yourself?

This may sound naive, but has anyone (except Woody of course) ordered Excel rims/spokes and laced their own wheels using the original hubs?


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Old 12-17-2012, 02:40 PM   #37
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I will be doing that this week, I bought my excel rim from woody and will be lacing it to a stock hub that is drilled out to fit the heavy duty spokes.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:52 PM   #38
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I will be doing that this week, I bought my excel rim from woody and will be lacing it to a stock hub that is drilled out to fit the heavy duty spokes.
runnin4melife,

Thanks for the reply. I would be interested in doing the same, please let us know how it works out.

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Old 12-17-2012, 04:19 PM   #39
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:36 PM   #40
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I have built quite a few dirtbike wheels so this isn't my first shot at it. I got a 21" x 1.85 excel that I will be lacing on a stock hub. I have to drill out the stock hub to fit the new spokes but that isn't too bad. I will definitely take some photos and perhaps a short video segment but there maybe classic rock and coors light in the back ground
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:43 AM   #41
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Dinged my stock front rim last week so it's time to upgrade.

just ordered a set of wheels from Woody.

21 x 1.85 front and 17 x 3.5 sealed rear, gold anodized rims and hubs.

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