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Old 06-17-2006, 06:40 AM   #1
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WOW,,,it's THANKS giving day 2013,,,and some 469,125 viewers and 3,184+ answers/replies later,,,i figured it was time to thank ALL of you and add a few observations to post #1...


in an effort to serve you all better,,,i'm offering this thread as a general place for you all to pick my brain and see what i can offer in the way of enlightenment and solutions.

Please,,,do not PM me about your questions/problems/price quotes ,,that's why this thread was created,,,ask me ??? in my PM ,then only you get the advice,,,pop your ??? here then EVERYONE get's the answer

FYI,,, i have started a variety of threads since the early days,,check em out,,,i'll add more as time permits,,,i've added some threads by others pertaining to the same subject...

for your perusal,,,

BMW:

**ALL GS's with X-laced/genuine tubeless wheels
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demystifying the bunk re: straightening /truing/rebuilding GS wheels
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70578

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Who has had problems with cross spoke wheels?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=601987&page=8

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GS wheel truing
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=639315

**F800GS

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Tubeless spoke wheels for F800GS
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=634150&page=8


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BMW F800GS rear wheel Bearing failures and solutions
www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=505577
**HP-2
* Hp 2 19" front wheel conversion ?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=271145

* SuperTuff II ss sidestand brackets for HP-2
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=654825

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r80G/S, offsetting rear wheel for larger tires
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7053

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Replacing spokes on GS wheel
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=69728

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Woody's 21" vs OEM 19"
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=663107

**F650GS

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21" spoked front wheel on a F650GS?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=618481

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Flat spots on a GS rim
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=661761

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KTM:
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Ask Woody about your KTM 19/17 wheel set-ups
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=439443

*product up-date on KTM/Caponard 19/17 tubeless wheels
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=284243


Suzuki:
*ask woody about your billet hub wire Vstrom wheels
http://www.advrider.com/forums/editp...postid=5920752


SUPERLACE:
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Show 'n Tell us about your Superlaced and Superlite Wheels.....
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=646947


Misc:
*

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who wants adjustable sidestands for their bike???
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=358866



last but not least,,,a special note of gratitude to our Moderators Arch and Gadget Boy for their helpful hints,,advice and encouragement over the years

....and in case you'all are wondering who daman with the plan is...thanks to fellow inmate Sakurama capturing me while truing his Rickman front wheel restoration...

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Old 06-17-2006, 10:52 AM   #2
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Highly recommend them...

Seeing your post I hope its appropriate for me to post here rather than separately (which I was planning to do b/c I just got a set of Woody's Wheels)...

I just mounted my Woody's Wheels 19/17 combo on my KTM 950 last Friday and absolutely LOVE them! I found Woody and Chris to be very responsive to all my telephone enquiries pre-purchase, and my most recent questions regarding 'the care and feeding' of my new wheels.

I have the Excel black rims w/Supersized Superlace tubeless Tourances - sweet setup! Handling doesn't appeared to have changed much except now with more rubber on the road she seems more grounded but certainly as responsive as before. Most notable has been at absolute dead slow speed maneuvering, she's a lot stickier, but didn't take long to get used to and figure out considering the bike is SO well balanced. Did some gravel and slimey stuff last weekend and was very please as well with how she handled. I'm heading to Alaska this up coming week so may have more comments about handling on long distance pavement - expect it to be excellent though. The few hundred km on pavement I've done so far have been great!

For those that are vertically challenged like me, the conversion to 19/17 made the most dramatic difference of all (had adjusted forks, suspension, seat, etc.) and made the bike a 'keeper'.

To sum up...they're beautiful and I love them! And it's kinda fun when people come up to look and say 'HOLY S*%#, LOOK at THOSE spokes!'. Most of my riding is long distance on pavement with some off road so having a wider choices of tires and the tubeless for repairs is really nice.

I would highly recommend Woody's Wheels to anyone that's considering them.

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Old 06-17-2006, 02:49 PM   #3
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Hi Woody, I've been meaning to call you and ask you something. I have 25,000 mile on my F650GS, good amount of dirt and dirt road riding, and the wheels seem to be not as crisp. Especially the rear wheel. The spokes seem to be ok, none loose, but there is a looseness/sloppiness feel to the bike now and I'm wondering if the the spokes need to be tightened up? I realize there could be something else wearing out (swing arm bushing maybe), I know my steering head bearings are fine. Do spokes/wheels need to be tightened up periodically?
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Old 06-18-2006, 12:03 AM   #4
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Do spokes/wheels need to be tightened up periodically?

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Hi Woody, I've been meaning to call you and ask you something. I have 25,000 mile on my F650GS, good amount of dirt and dirt road riding, and the wheels seem to be not as crisp. Especially the rear wheel. The spokes seem to be ok, none loose, but there is a looseness/sloppiness feel to the bike now and I'm wondering if the the spokes need to be tightened up? I realize there could be something else wearing out (swing arm bushing maybe), I know my steering head bearings are fine. Do spokes/wheels need to be tightened up periodically?
they definitely need to be checked periodically!!!

BTW,,,''PERIODICALLY'' ,,,can mean everyday,,,or every six months,,,,it ALL DEPENDS on how hard and over what kind of terrain and conditions ya ride

How often they need to be tightened and trued also depends on what happened since the last check-up,,,the quality of the previous tuning/true job,,,and even the quality /composition of the materials used for spokes/rims/nipples.
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Old 06-18-2006, 01:37 PM   #5
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Woody,

I'd like your opinion on sealing spoke wheels, specifically on an F650 Dakar, so that they can use tubeless tires. Is this process reliable and durable? How often does the sealant need to be reapplied? Would you recomend it? I did see that you offer the service on your website. My major motivation for this is that tubeless tires are MUCH easier to repair in the field than tube types. I don't relish the idea of having to remove and replace a Dakar rear wheel in the middle of nowhere, especially without a centerstand.

Thank you for your time.
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Old 06-19-2006, 08:27 AM   #6
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ARE tubeless tires easier to repair???

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Woody,

I'd like your opinion on sealing spoke wheels, specifically on an F650 Dakar, so that they can use tubeless tires. Is this process reliable and durable? How often does the sealant need to be reapplied? Would you recomend it? I did see that you offer the service on your website. My major motivation for this is that tubeless tires are MUCH easier to repair inh the field than tube types. I don't relish the idea of having to remove and replace a Dakar rear wheel in the middle of nowhere, especially without a centerstand.

Thank you for your time.
this topic has been hashed over numerous times just enter ''tubeless tires'' in the search engine,,,

tubeless tires can be as reliable as tubes,,,all these technologies are fallible,,depending on factors such as who installed the tube or sealant,,,errant tire irons,,,and what object/obstacle/incident caused you to get a flat

nail/thorn punctures are easy to seal with a plug,,,most everything else will require a tube ,,,preferably a heavy/ultra duty tube to make a repair,,,,

we no longer offer sealing on 21'' front tires for dual sport use,,,'cuz the TKC-80 tubeless tire is too flimsy for plugging and has a spotty record when used by my customers

sealing your dakar's rear wheel should be no problem if your rim has a safety bead on it,,,,$99 parts n labor,,,w
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Old 06-18-2006, 04:32 PM   #7
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GS and 18/21

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Originally Posted by advridergirl
For those that are vertically challenged like me, the conversion to 19/17 made the most dramatic difference of all (had adjusted forks, suspension, seat, etc.) and made the bike a 'keeper'.

I would highly recommend Woody's Wheels to anyone that's considering them.

Jacqui
Had a similar experience but in the opposite direction. I went from 19/17 to a new set of wheels for the GS being 18/21.

For people who don't conform and ride the GS where it supposedly should not be ridden the 18/21 combo is a great improvement. If you don't ride it in difficult sandy rocky rutty and compromising off road situations stick with the 19/17, these are much better for road going work.

Thanks woody, wish I had done the 18/21 before wrecking my 19/17 wheels. Dont have any good rims for those hubs do ya?

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Old 06-19-2006, 08:49 AM   #8
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Caveat emptor:GSs that work with 18-21 combos

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Had a similar experience but in the opposite direction. I went from 19/17 to a new set of wheels for the GS being 18/21.

For people who don't conform and ride the GS where it supposedly should not be ridden the 18/21 combo is a great improvement. If you don't ride it in difficult sandy rocky rutty and compromising off road situations stick with the 19/17, these are much better for road going work.

Thanks woody, wish I had done the 18/21 before wrecking my 19/17 wheels. Dont have any good rims for those hubs do ya?

Cheers
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Pilbara,Surly,YellowPpig,CrASH,Afekete et al,,,please chime in,,,

BWOE,,we have found out that it all depends on just what model you own,,,,Surly has an 1150GS Adventure,,,with 30-36 Tokico calipers that threw a wrench in the works for his 21'' conversion AND his 18'' rear conversion didn't have enough clearance

here's what does work,,,doing the 21'' with oem x-laced rim works on all bikes....Yellow pig and CrASH,,,both will agree it works great off road using their oem 17 rear wheels,,,it's the simplest way to improve your offroad capabilities


we have a similar combo available in Excel rims 1.85x21 and 2.50/3.50x17 with conventional lace,,using the Monzter spokes


and Pilbara,,we can relace/repair your wheels for far less money than buying new ones,,,we have new and used rims in stock should we not be able to repair your rims,,,w
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Old 01-09-2007, 01:29 PM   #9
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I went from 19/17 to a new set of wheels for the GS being 18/21.
What did you do about the front fender? Did you remove it and make your own that would fit the new size? I have an '04 1150 ADV and have been thinking of making the mod... but don't want everything to splash up in the dash when riding without a front fender.
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Old 01-09-2007, 01:49 PM   #10
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Woody's ROCKS!

Robb, fix yer bike. Send the wheel to Woody. That W650 needs to be fixed.

larger spokes...mmmmmmmm.

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Old 01-09-2007, 03:39 PM   #11
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anodize or powder coat?

Hello Woody:

thanks for taking the time to answer questions on this site.

I'd like to make my r1200gs wheels black. is this better accomplished with hard anodizing or powder coating? which is tougher in terms of avoiding rock chips, etc?

do you offer either service?

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Old 01-10-2007, 11:02 AM   #12
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Woody's ROCKS!

Robb, fix yer bike. Send the wheel to Woody. That W650 needs to be fixed.

larger spokes...mmmmmmmm.

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just perused your site will offer any help i can and link ya to my site as well,,,, am also learning all this HTML kaka...well my kid is anyway..

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Had a similar experience but in the opposite direction. I went from 19/17 to a new set of wheels for the GS being 18/21.

For people who don't conform and ride the GS where it supposedly should not be ridden the 18/21 combo is a great improvement. If you don't ride it in difficult sandy rocky rutty and compromising off road situations stick with the 19/17, these are much better for road going work.

Thanks woody, wish I had done the 18/21 before wrecking my 19/17 wheels. Dont have any good rims for those hubs do ya?

Cheers
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gdday mate,,,what do ya NEED....let's review you're vision and set you up with a better way of achieving your goals

you know i'll do my damndest to make you a happy chappy,,,have a variety of take-off stuff or better stufff,,,just holler and i'll take care of you!!!!
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Hi Woody,

I'm new to all this and I just picked up a BMW F8 that I'm trying to manage on a 29" inseam. My off road riding will be logging roads and gravel, nothing too wild. Could I get the 21" front changed over to a 19" for the better on road handling and so the bike doesn't give me such a nosebleed?
Thanks,
Peter X


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Seeing your post I hope its appropriate for me to post here rather than separately (which I was planning to do b/c I just got a set of Woody's Wheels)...

I just mounted my Woody's Wheels 19/17 combo on my KTM 950 last Friday and absolutely LOVE them! I found Woody and Chris to be very responsive to all my telephone enquiries pre-purchase, and my most recent questions regarding 'the care and feeding' of my new wheels.

I have the Excel black rims w/Supersized Superlace tubeless Tourances - sweet setup! Handling doesn't appeared to have changed much except now with more rubber on the road she seems more grounded but certainly as responsive as before. Most notable has been at absolute dead slow speed maneuvering, she's a lot stickier, but didn't take long to get used to and figure out considering the bike is SO well balanced. Did some gravel and slimey stuff last weekend and was very please as well with how she handled. I'm heading to Alaska this up coming week so may have more comments about handling on long distance pavement - expect it to be excellent though. The few hundred km on pavement I've done so far have been great!

For those that are vertically challenged like me, the conversion to 19/17 made the most dramatic difference of all (had adjusted forks, suspension, seat, etc.) and made the bike a 'keeper'.

To sum up...they're beautiful and I love them! And it's kinda fun when people come up to look and say 'HOLY S*%#, LOOK at THOSE spokes!'. Most of my riding is long distance on pavement with some off road so having a wider choices of tires and the tubeless for repairs is really nice.

I would highly recommend Woody's Wheels to anyone that's considering them.

Jacqui
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:24 PM   #15
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Hi Woody,

I'm new to all this and I just picked up a BMW F8 that I'm trying to manage on a 29" inseam. My off road riding will be logging roads and gravel, nothing too wild. Could I get the 21" front changed over to a 19" for the better on road handling and so the bike doesn't give me such a nosebleed?
Thanks,
Peter X
Peter,,happy new year and we can make you even happier by truly lowering your bike close to inch i think....
simply by swapping rims n tires....without compromising your riding experience ,,it will certainly enhance it on the slab..

before i get into specifics i need to know what model F8 and your current rim and tire sizes,,,,

holler
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