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Old 10-02-2012, 11:19 AM   #2641
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Is there anyway to get a wide 17" rear spoked wheel, and a 19" spoked front for my DR650 in tubeless?
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:02 PM   #2642
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19/17 set-up can they be made tubeless??/

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Is there anyway to get a wide 17" rear spoked wheel, and a 19" spoked front for my DR650 in tubeless?
yes,,if the rim has a safety bead we can seal for tubeless @ $99 ea ,or i can send ya a link to a thread where i explain the process.


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Old 10-11-2012, 06:41 PM   #2643
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Strange Wheel Rim Issue

Hey All,

I'm reposting this to this thread so if you've read this already, I apologize. I hope you can help me out, Woody!

New to the forums and I'm hoping one of you out there has seen something similar to what is happening to the rims on my new bike. I crossed the 800 mile mark today and the GSA has only been on the road and through 3 rainstorms. I've been babying it! About 2 weeks ago, I noticed this white film on the front rim so I took it down the the carwash and while it looked like it washed away, once it dried, this white film was still there, just not as intense. It won't wash off and if you rub it with your finger, it will become more white and powdery.

I have no idea what could be causing this. It is almost like the rims are oxidizing. I haven't taken it off-road, through any mud or other substances (I can't bear the thought if it getting all dirty just yet - but that will change come next Spring) so I don't know what it could be.

Any thoughts? Anyone had an issue like this before?

Here are a couple of links to pictures since I'm not allowed to post attachments.

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http://www.bradleyskaggs.com/image006.jpg

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Old 10-14-2012, 03:06 PM   #2644
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Serves me right for loading the bike for my move this summer, but didn't have time to make multiple trips. A pannier got loose and marred the rear rim. Bike is a 2009 R1200GSA. What are my options ?

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Old 10-14-2012, 06:34 PM   #2645
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Hey All,

I'm reposting this to this thread so if you've read this already, I apologize. I hope you can help me out, Woody!

New to the forums and I'm hoping one of you out there has seen something similar to what is happening to the rims on my new bike. I crossed the 800 mile mark today and the GSA has only been on the road and through 3 rainstorms. I've been babying it! About 2 weeks ago, I noticed this white film on the front rim so I took it down the the carwash and while it looked like it washed away, once it dried, this white film was still there, just not as intense. It won't wash off and if you rub it with your finger, it will become more white and powdery.

I have no idea what could be causing this. It is almost like the rims are oxidizing. I haven't taken it off-road, through any mud or other substances (I can't bear the thought if it getting all dirty just yet - but that will change come next Spring) so I don't know what it could be.

Any thoughts? Anyone had an issue like this before?

Here are a couple of links to pictures since I'm not allowed to post attachments.

http://www.bradleyskaggs.com/image005.jpg
http://www.bradleyskaggs.com/image006.jpg

Thanks!

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Ok,,,we see this condition from time to time,,,it is usually caused by the cleansers you are using to wash your bike/wheels,,

FYI,,, Simple Green ,holistic as it sounds is the worst of the cleaners that attack the color of your anodizing,,there are various dish washing detergents that create similar results...

Perhaps I'll start a thread to get more feedback from the inmates,,,everyone has some horror story like it....

And if you use chrome cleaner or oven cleaner it will vaporize your finish in less than aminute

S-100 is aproven detergentHonda also has some good stuff...

FYI #2 = worse case scenario we can R&R rim. Strip and re-anodize your wheels any color you like

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Old 10-14-2012, 06:40 PM   #2646
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Serves me right for loading the bike for my move this summer, but didn't have time to make multiple trips. A pannier got loose and marred the rear rim. Bike is a 2009 R1200GSA. What are my options ?

No problem,,we do this everyday,,send in wheel ,,we'll dismantle repair/buff out scratches /strip and re-anodize..circa $300


AND the wheel will be returned truer and the true last longer than what ya just sent in

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Old 10-15-2012, 06:28 AM   #2647
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Front wheel free play

Hi Woody. First I want to thank you guys for the great service you offer....I have bought a bunch of wheels from you and am very happy with them. My last set that I purchased in the summer are A60 rims for my WR144. The front wheel developed alot of free play within a few hours (I say about 2mm or more) so Zack asked me to send it back as he wanted to replace the bearing and get a better spacer....i was also reimbursed the shipping cost back to you thank you. I just finally got around to remounting the wheel after it sitting on my shelf a few months, and found some free play. This time around the free play is much less...but there is some. The OEM wheel has zero free play. So is some free play ok?

Thanks again for your service. You built a rear wheel for my F800GS that has taken everything I have thrown in it's path
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:54 PM   #2648
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how much wiggle/end play in front wheel is acceptable...

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Hi Woody. First I want to thank you guys for the great service you offer....I have bought a bunch of wheels from you and am very happy with them. My last set that I purchased in the summer are A60 rims for my WR144. The front wheel developed alot of free play within a few hours (I say about 2mm or more) so Zack asked me to send it back as he wanted to replace the bearing and get a better spacer....i was also reimbursed the shipping cost back to you thank you. I just finally got around to remounting the wheel after it sitting on my shelf a few months, and found some free play. This time around the free play is much less...but there is some. The OEM wheel has zero free play. So is some free play ok?

Thanks again for your service. You built a rear wheel for my F800GS that has taken everything I have thrown in it's path
hi toro618

just out of curiosity,,,when you grab the tire at top,and push pull left to right,,how much is it wiggling ???

1/8OA left-right ,ie +/- 1/16 on a 21'' wheel is within bounds

OBTW,,can you see where the movement is..??
ie is it between the spacer and axle .

so feedback from toro618 indicated !/16'' left to right movement with no visible movement at seal/spacer/axle interface.
so you are good to go...

FYI,,,we and the OEM manufacturers run tighter tolerances,,hence less freeplay.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:21 PM   #2649
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hi toro618

just out of curiosity,,,when you grab the tire at top,and push pull left to right,,how much is it wiggling ???

1/8OA left-right ,ie +/- 1/16 on a 21'' wheel is within bounds

OBTW,,can you see where the movement is..??
ie is it between the spacer and axle .

so feedback from toro618 indicated !/16'' left to right movement with no visible movement at seal/spacer/axle interface.
so you are good to go...

FYI,,,we and the OEM manufacturers run tighter tolerances,,hence less freeplay.
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:06 PM   #2650
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wheel lacing questions

Hey Woody,

Looking to transform my '81 Honda Passport and get some wheels that look like these wheels.

They told me their 2.50" x 17" wheels (front and back) laced to the stock hubs with 3.00" x 17" tires. The stock Honda Passport wheels are 1.20" x 17" front and 1.40" x 17" rear. So a couple if questions...

1. Do you have a recommendation for a 2.5 x 17 rim to pair with the stock honda hub (36x 5.5mm spokes) that is cheap?

2. How much would it cost to take the stock hub and lace it to that wheel?

3. What is the beefiest tire I could mount on a 1.2" / 1.4" rim that would look wider and taller?

Anything else I should be considering in this undertaking?

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Old 10-22-2012, 10:52 AM   #2651
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Hey Woody,

Looking to transform my '81 Honda Passport and get some wheels that look like these wheels.

They told me their 2.50" x 17" wheels (front and back) laced to the stock hubs with 3.00" x 17" tires. The stock Honda Passport wheels are 1.20" x 17" front and 1.40" x 17" rear. So a couple if questions...

1. Do you have a recommendation for a 2.5 x 17 rim to pair with the stock honda hub (36x 5.5mm spokes) that is cheap?

First,,,IMHO 2.5x17 is overkill for your situation,,,2.15 x17 is a better rim choice for the tires you want...
Regarding cheap,,ya gotta try some junkyards regarding 2.5x17 36h= $218 for a silver excel...can't locate any 2.17 x17 in aftermarket area.. however did have some luck scrounging my used rim/wheel shed have a gold used 2.15 x 17=$99

looked on E-bay found:

1,,87 Honda rear XR600 2.15 x17 36h
2,,81-82 honda XR 250R
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3,,'80-00 Yamaha XT 250/350 rear ''

2. How much would it cost to take the stock hub and lace it to that wheel? $99 ea =custom lace n true plus spokes n nipples circa $85 for beefier ones circa $95 per spoke kit if ya want ss n ss spokes n nipples..if we have good used = circa $40-50

3. What is the beefiest tire I could mount on a 1.2" / 1.4" rim that would look wider and taller? not much because the beads are too big for those tiny rims

Anything else I should be considering in this undertaking?

check the clearance between current tires and what ya want to stuff in there and ya may need to gear down to accomodate the larger diameter,,little engines get bogged down by big tires

Thanks!
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:47 AM   #2652
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hp2e 19/17

hey woody - i saw your slightly used hp2e 19 / 17 canyon carver setup for sale and i am interested. i am no longer going to be riding my hp2e off road and am in the process of converting it for better on road performance. i am also planning on selling my ktm 950sm and would like my hp2e to handle like the KTM! i know its a tall order to say the least but the hp2e has potential as an uber supermoto IMO. its light for a big beast, has ample power, and ergonomically its perfect for me as like the HP2E I'm a bit oversized myself . Of course the handling and braking are the areas that need to be fixed first.

anyway, i have the 17" set up and do not like the way the front end behaves. i cant quite put my finger on why. it seems stable enough for the riding i do which is primarily very tight and twisty back roads. I dont have a lot of wide open spaces that i ride but instead i ride a lot on go kart track - like roads. the 17" is ok up to a point but it just doesn't have a linear feel at extreme lean angles falling away in unnerving fashion. does this make sense? do you think the 19" set up will cure this? The long wheelbase makes quick transitions more challenging than the KTM but i assume these wheels are lighter and stronger than the stock SM wheels? I am installing the fast bike industries fork kit and assume there is no issues fitting this set up along with your wheels? will these wheels and rotors bolt right up with the existing calipers? im not wanting to change the seat height or riding position and assume i do not have to modify this for the 19/17 set up? lastly, how many miles on these and what would they cost me new?

Apologize for all the questions. we can chat live if it is easier.

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Old 11-03-2012, 10:59 AM   #2653
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hey woody - i saw your slightly used hp2e 19 / 17 canyon carver setup for sale and i am interested. i am no longer going to be riding my hp2e off road and am in the process of converting it for better on road performance. i am also planning on selling my ktm 950sm and would like my hp2e to handle like the KTM!..IMHO,,it'll handle more pleasantly than the either your 950SM or your KP-2 with the 17/17 set-up you currently employ but don't enjoy

i know its a tall order to say the least but the hp2e has potential as an uber supermoto IMO.I know of no one that has reverted back to the 17'' front after riding the 19/17,,, its light for a big beast, has ample power, and ergonomically its perfect for me as like the HP2E I'm a bit oversized myself . Of course the handling and braking are the areas that need to be fixed first. If handling and braking are paramount then you'll want a set of my Superlte wheels,,,sealed for tubeless running wavy floating Galfer 320mm rotor with green pads or black ones if ya are extra hard on your brakes... several pounds out of each wheel adds up to enhanced handling/less unsprung weight/rotational mass etc etc

anyway, i have the 17" set up and do not like the way the front end behaves. You're not alone i cant quite put my finger on why.Re-read my comments above
it seems stable enough for the riding i do which is primarily very tight and twisty back roads. I dont have a lot of wide open spaces that i ride but instead i ride a lot on go kart track - like roads. the 17" is ok up to a point but it just doesn't have a linear feel at extreme lean angles falling away in unnerving fashion. does this make sense?Yes.... do you think the 19" set up will cure this?Yes.... The long wheelbase makes quick transitions more challenging than the KTM but i assume these wheels are lighter and stronger than the stock SM wheels? I am installing the fast bike industries fork kit and assume there is no issues fitting this set up along with your wheels? As long as your oem stuff works with that kit ,,ours will too....will these wheels and rotors bolt right up with the existing calipers? Yes...im not wanting to change the seat height or riding position and assume i do not have to modify this for the 19/17 set up?well the seat height will be a tad higher because the front wheel will rise an inch,,,next ya may want/need an adjustable sidestand ..we can modify yoursto give ya a 2-3'' range circa $99 includes modification /upgrade/big foot etc,,,,,if you don't have one of my lifetime warranty ss side stand bracket with an integral grease fitting ya may want to invest in that too,,IMHO,,if you still have the oem aluminum bracket ,you are sitting on a time bomb,they have a proclivity to bending,cracking and causing unnecessary damage to your collector bike lastly, how many miles on these and what would they cost me new?

these were demo wheels on my bike for show n tell ,,will double check for sure,,,start from scratch sets are circa $2k +/- depending on color /tubeless or not/and if we do ya an oem X-laced or not... FYI cheapest conversion is to send in old 17''Sumo wheel ,,have us modify it

HOWEVER it will not get ya the lightest strongest set up for what you are looking for....FYI ,,many opt for a wider rear 17//then ya can run 160/170 and even 180 wide tire depending on rim size
Want the most flexibility???,,,then stick with oem rim widths,,,you'll have the largest selection of dual sport tires available,,,with a set of TKC-80s you can tear up the fire roads flat track style REAL easy
Apologize for all the questions. we can chat live if it is easier.

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Old 11-03-2012, 01:23 PM   #2654
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Question off road SMC

Hi Woody!
Probably a complete noob question but I cant get any results from the search engine..
Just bought a 2002 KTM LC4 Super Motard.
It comes with 120/70 R 17 front & 160/60 R 17 rear.
I plan on using this as a mostly off road bike. What are my options? What are my size options tires/rims? Would the 19F and 17 R work? Cost?
I was actually looking for the LC4e but couldn't get one in my price range.
Thanks!
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:28 PM   #2655
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