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Old 05-04-2012, 03:56 PM   #28471
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I agree, warp is a strange choice of names for a wheel company. But considering that I just ordered some a couple days ago for about $75 cheaper than Wheeling I guess I'm willing to overlook that.
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:19 PM   #28472
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Sweet, looking forward to hearing feedback on the Athena.

I'm sure the wheels are nice, but does anyone else find 'warp' to be a really strange choice of names for a wheel manufacturer?

I think they wanted to infer SPEED as in the top speed the Enterprise could do in the Star Trek series:: (WARP 9.*)
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:22 PM   #28473
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I agree, warp is a strange choice of names for a wheel company. But considering that I just ordered some a couple days ago for about $75 cheaper than Wheeling I guess I'm willing to overlook that.

I would have paid $100 more to have my wheel 5 weeks ago when I ordered.

Guess I got to spoon that 17'' knobby back on for my ride tomorrow
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:05 PM   #28474
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Came home today to find my warp9 17" set by the front door.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:23 PM   #28475
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Came home today to find my warp9 17" set by the front door.

Thanks for rubbing it in.

If they don't pull payment from the CC by Tuesday morning I'm calling Wheeling. At this point I don't care if it comes pink.....

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Old 05-04-2012, 05:50 PM   #28476
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Uh oh, I'm not patient either. Have you really been waiting 5 weeks?
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:17 PM   #28477
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Uh oh, I'm not patient either. Have you really been waiting 5 weeks?



I made a post on WRR/X Forum, giving a heads up to order early because it took forever to get the front and now the rear. And got a call the next day () from them saying how sorry they were, and they'd upgrade the rear hoop free to a "Halo" rim and send the matching front "Halo" hoop for $20 or $30 more. And it would ship out last Friday. = Cool right? Nope. I called Tuesday and asked if it shipped yet, Nope. Today it'll ship.....Nope

I called today and left a message on their answering machine to just toss everything in a box and ship it please, I'd lace it up and it would be fine.

I really like their parts and they are so nice on the phone to deal with....... I just really want my wheel soon.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:45 PM   #28478
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Oh man my day is ruined. I wonder if I can cancel my order. I am seriously jonesing for my 18-21 combo.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:20 PM   #28479
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Speaking of tires... Replaced my rear tire today. Bikes mileage is 38,594, tire has just about 5000 miles. It was a Continental ContiForce SM in 150/60-17.



It is not possible to have tires shipped here in alaska for cheap, so i resigned myself to buying local. Fortunately Adventure Cycleworks in Fairbanks bucks the trend of msrp plus shipping (usually $30-50 per tire) on all tire prices here, great little shop with a full selection of heidenau and otther adv tires at fair and reasonable prices.

http://www.advcycleworks.com/

First a rare shot of my bike on a stand in a shop... yes thats right, I paid to have it mounted. First time I've paid someone the privilege, and frankly it was a lot nicer to sit in a comfortable chair and watch instead of cussing and sweating on the floor fighting with the tire and wheel.



Opted for a Heidenau k76 in 150/70-17.







So far so good, I like it. Similiarly nice rounded profile like the Conti, but the larger diameter has quickened the steering back up as I never moved my forks with the conti... feels like a motard again! Hoping for some serious tread life out of it, 9-10k is apparently routine for this tire.
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:26 AM   #28480
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Anodized parts!

Just a quick post to thank all of you for the support and to let you know that I now have to ability to anodize the Aluminum Freedom Guard. I have sent six units out already and hopefully they will post up some better pictures on the bikes than these quick pictures I took:







I am going to offer gloss and flat finish in these as well. Above is the gloss Red on the left and the flat Red is on the right. Just depends on what the aluminum looks like before it is anodized and dyed.
This is type II class 1 anodizing and meets mil spec MIL-A-8625F as amended 15 Sept 2003 as it pertains to Para 3.7.1.2 so it is the real deal durable stuff!

Thanks again!
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:45 AM   #28481
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Wheel size change

Since there is a current discussion on wheels. I was wondering if anyone knows or has gone to 1.85" front(21in.) and or 2.50" rear rim (18in.) for the back. Is there any advantage and or increase in tire availability if done on a WRR?
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:56 AM   #28482
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Opted for a Heidenau k76 in 150/70-17.

Hey! I was thinking about this tire for my other bike; same size you just got. I see a lot of reviews for the K60, but I can't hardly find anything on these K76's. The K60's reportedly vibrate a good bit, so I was going to go with the more aggressive K60 front, but with the smoother K76 rear.

Keep us updated on wear!
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:19 PM   #28483
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Just a quick post to thank all of you for the support and to let you know that I now have to ability to anodize the Aluminum Freedom Guard. I have sent six units out already and hopefully they will post up some better pictures on the bikes than these quick pictures I took:







I am going to offer gloss and flat finish in these as well. Above is the gloss Red on the left and the flat Red is on the right. Just depends on what the aluminum looks like before it is anodized and dyed.
This is type II class 1 anodizing and meets mil spec MIL-A-8625F as amended 15 Sept 2003 as it pertains to Para 3.7.1.2 so it is the real deal durable stuff!

Thanks again!

That figures. I just ordered one about two or three weeks ago. How about a free sample???
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:05 PM   #28484
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Hey! I was thinking about this tire for my other bike; same size you just got. I see a lot of reviews for the K60, but I can't hardly find anything on these K76's. The K60's reportedly vibrate a good bit, so I was going to go with the more aggressive K60 front, but with the smoother K76 rear.
My K60 Scout (rear tire) doesn't "vibrate" or do any such kind of weird thing on my F800GS. It has been a fantastic tire! I'm actually quite surprised with it. Long wearing too. I'm over 4,000 miles on it and still going...

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Old 05-05-2012, 09:16 PM   #28485
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