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Old 03-18-2015, 11:06 AM   #1
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I have a Quota with excel rims. I will be doing the rim change out in the future.
Buchanon's has a 2.75 excel or sun rim and stainless spokes/nipples for approx $375.00. I can lace it my self or they can for $120(lace & true). I have run across "new" California and Aprilia Caponard rims from time to time. I converted my Quota rims to Tubeless approximately 5000 miles ago. No leakages yet but the rear rim has developed cracks.
If I lace it or Buchanons laces it , the hub needs to be cleaned up and possible powercoated and new bearings. The front wheel looks fine.
Can I run a 3.25 or 3.5 rim on back?
Can I run a california tubeless rim on back?
Are some california rims steel?
Can I run a complete California wheel on the Quota?
Can I run any other Guzzi model Wheel on the Quota?
Will any Guzzi mag wheels fit a Quota?
Are the rear drives essentially the same for Guzzi swingarm/drive models?
I'm not a racer . I'm a rider. Running a bigger rim would only be needed if a California/Caponard rim is utilized.


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Old 03-18-2015, 11:58 AM   #2
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I have a Quota with excel rims. I will be doing the rim change out in the future.
Buchanon's has a 2.75 excel or sun rim and stainless spokes/nipples for approx $375.00. I can lace it my self or they can for $120(lace & true). I have run across "new" California and Aprilia Caponard rims from time to time. I converted my Quota rims to Tubeless approximately 5000 miles ago. No leakages yet but the rear rim has developed cracks.
If I lace it or Buchanons laces it , the hub needs to be cleaned up and possible powercoated and new bearings. The front wheel looks fine.
Can I run a 3.25 or 3.5 rim on back?
Can I run a california tubeless rim on back?
Are some california rims steel?
Can I run a complete California wheel on the Quota?
Can I run any other Guzzi model Wheel on the Quota?
Will any Guzzi mag wheels fit a Quota?
Are the rear drives essentially the same for Guzzi swingarm/drive models?
I'm not a racer . I'm a rider. Running a bigger rim would only be needed if a California/Caponard rim is utilized.


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Les
Les,

I'm running a Bassa rear rim on my Quota. It is a 17" tubeless wire wheel. I forget the width right now, but I believe it is wider than stock Quota. "Zupi" on the Yahoo Quota list helped me out with the conversion. It is a bolt on, but you do need the Bassa brake and caliper mounting bracket. The Bassa caliper is underslung, so that might be a consideration if you are concerned about "off roading".

Zupi is running a Caponord front wheel on his big as well. 19" tubeless spoked rim with big full floater rotors. Here is his webpage http://freeweb.siol.net/zupet3/

I'm very happy with the conversion. It ended up costing me less than lacing a new rim.

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Old 03-18-2015, 12:18 PM   #3
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Is your rim steel or aluminum? What year Bassa? Will Quota Rotor fit on the Bassa Rim?
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Old 03-18-2015, 02:11 PM   #4
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Will the V11 EV front rim fit a Quota? It's an 18"
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Old 03-19-2015, 08:33 AM   #5
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Located a steel and an aluminum tubeless rear wheel.
Steel rim don't know the size. Aluminum rim is 3.5 x17 . Quota rim is 2.75.
Located a new caliper bracket of a Stone. I thought the rear calipers were the same on California (EV11) and the Quota.
Just being cautious before I leap.


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Located a steel and an aluminum tubeless rear wheel.
Steel rim don't know the size. Aluminum rim is 3.5 x17 . Quota rim is 2.75.
Located a new caliper bracket of a Stone. I thought the rear calipers were the same on California (EV11) and the Quota.
Just being cautious before I leap.


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Les,

My rim is aluminum with the spokes passing through a flange on the rim. 3.5" sounds about right. I think the Jackal and EV are the same. BTW, you will need a disk from the donor bike. They are larger than the Quota disk.

I'm not sure about using a California front wheel. I suspect it might work, but you will have make caliper adapters. I'm pretty happy with the front wheel and brakes on my Q.

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Old 03-27-2015, 09:18 AM   #7
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Bought a California wheel and caliper bracket. The bracket looks like it will be installed in"backwards/inside out?". Caliper will be at the bottom. I still haven't checked about the axle size. Will not be getting to this project until Monday or Wed next week.
The wheel is pretty. If the California wheel was an 19" . I would have bought it. Details and pictures to follow.




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Using A California Axle instead of Quota Axle

Will the California brake bracket be a straight bolt on affair if I used a California axle? First glance the California Brake Bracket would need to be milled using a Quota Axle.


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