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Old 11-23-2014, 01:21 PM   #1
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OE Suzuki spoked V-Strom rims...

Are now available on the DL650 XT.

What other model V-Srom's will they fit?

What will/do they cost?
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Old 12-02-2014, 05:04 PM   #2
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The hubs are same as current model Glees (i.e. '12+ V-STrom 650) so it'll fit any Glee (but not older Wees). The OEM cast wheels are ~$650/750 (front/rear respectively), but are available for $100-200 less at online retailers. My guess is the spoke wheels will be in that that same ballpark, but I haven't seen any prices yet.

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Old 12-04-2014, 08:47 PM   #3
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The OEM cast wheels are ~$650/750 (front/rear respectively), but are available for $100-200 less at online retailers. My guess is the spoke wheels will be in that that same ballpark, but I haven't seen any prices yet.

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I may buy a set of them for my 2012. Do you recommend a specific retailer?
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Old 12-04-2014, 08:56 PM   #4
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Old 12-04-2014, 09:57 PM   #5
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I may buy a set of them for my 2012. Do you recommend a specific retailer?
partshark.com has the best prices I've found on OEM parts.
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Old 12-05-2014, 09:59 AM   #6
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The hubs are same as current model Glees (i.e. '12+ V-STrom 650) so it'll fit any Glee (but not older Wees). The OEM cast wheels are ~$650/750 (front/rear respectively), but are available for $100-200 less at online retailers. My guess is the spoke wheels will be in that that same ballpark, but I haven't seen any prices yet.

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Old 12-06-2014, 06:58 AM   #7
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Not sure about freight charges . . . Very good pricing:

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Old 12-06-2014, 12:21 PM   #8
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....but only 3 spokes???

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Old 12-06-2014, 12:24 PM   #9
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3 spokes is all what most riders need
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Old 12-06-2014, 01:22 PM   #10
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I may buy a set of them for my 2012. Do you recommend a specific retailer?
A set of RAD Hubs and excell rims will cost you $1100 from Woodys Wheel works.

They will be stronger and look betterer


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Why would it be any different? The MSRP difference between an XT and an Adventure is $300. Even if you assume it's all in the wheel cost, that's still in the same ballpark price range. Spoke wheels should not cost more to make when you are doing volume production runs. The problem is that most people think about the equivalent custom made wire wheels, that's when it gets expensive.

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Why would it be any different? The MSRP difference between an XT and an Adventure is $300. Even if you assume it's all in the wheel cost, that's still in the same ballpark price range. Spoke wheels should not cost more to make when you are doing volume production runs. The problem is that most people think about the equivalent custom made wire wheels, that's when it gets expensive.

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Regardless of volume, I can't fathom that a (spoked) wheel comprised of ~66 separate pieces minimally, which needs to be mechanically laced, trued and torqued 32-36 separate times, could possibly be manufactured "in that same ballpark" as a (one-piece, cast) wheel made by spooging alloy into a cheap, reusable mold. There's a reason why manufacturers switched from spoked to cast wheels in the first place, and it wasn't for looks or ease of owner maintenance.

And that's completely discounting the affect of consumer demand on pricing.

When you can get custom spoked wheels made with better components for cheaper than the replacement cost of the OEM cast wheels, even if the OEM spoked wheels turn out to be priced "in that same ballpark", it doesn't make financial sense to opt for OEM.

But it's all good, and I hope you're right. It will only drive down the price of the better, custom wheels!
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[QUOTE=PiJiL;25654309]A set of RAD Hubs and excell rims will cost you $1100 from Woodys Wheel works.

They will be stronger and look betterer


My set of sealed for tubeless Wheels (built by Woodys) were closer to $2K



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Old 12-06-2014, 08:58 PM   #14
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Spoke wheels should not cost more to make when you are doing volume production runs.
Fairy land thinking.
The price manufacturers charge for OEM spare parts has nothing what si ever to do with their actual production cost. If you purchased a V-Strom one part at a time from the Suzuki spare parts department it would be the most expensive motorcycle in the world.
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Old 12-06-2014, 09:45 PM   #15
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Cool2 Cast wheels are cheap

When I checked with woody last year (for my Wee) he said they would be about $2,000 depending on rim choice and colors.

I wish the OEM spoke wheels would be as cheap as the fragile cast wheels but they won't be.
If Suzuki will even sell complete wheels.
I just checked for what a DR650 OEM wheel set costs but I was unable to find a complete wheel price, only individual parts for each wheel.

Yamaha charges $1,500 to put spoke wheels on a new Bolt, and that is with the stock cast wheels in exchange.

So far the best deal I have found is Procycle for $1,600
http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/vstrom.html#wheels
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