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Old 06-28-2015, 08:15 AM   #1
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Finally a New Front Wheel!

I've been wanting to upgrade my front wheel for awhile with Woody's, oddly enough I must have ended up with "one of the good ones". 50K miles with plenty of hard hits and it has stayed true!

The other day I hit the butt end of a 4x4 post at 80mph, that took care of it!

Nothing like catching some air on the highway and sticking the landing. Rode almost 2 hours home with the wheel like this, people kept pointing at it, like I didn't know why my font end was hopping around, haha.



Bought a 21x1.85 Excel superlaced to a RAD hub, should be great!

Trying to decide what to lace to the stock hub, thinking of a 17" for a motard setup.
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Old 06-28-2015, 08:35 AM   #2
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Trying to decide what to lace to the stock hub, thinking of a 17" for a motard setup.
I've been waffling back and forth between 17 and 19 inch front. It seems that even a 19" will change steering geometry enough to get close to SM performance, and either one might need lowering the back to keep it from getting twitchy?
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:10 AM   #3
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I have a 19" front wheel for my f800gs adventure and it rides really nice on the street when I run it. Probably because my previous bike was a r1200gs with the 19" on the front. The f800gs turns really well with the 19" wheel on the front. The only drawback is I have not bought additional discs and a ABS sensor for that wheel and it is kind of a hassle to change those parts over from the 21" wheel when I use it. It also seems that with the smaller front wheel, you are siting slightly more sloped towards the front of the seat, with the 21" wheel the seat is a little more "nuetral" or level. I prefer to seat to be more level.

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Old 06-28-2015, 01:23 PM   #4
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I have a 19" Excel tubeless rim on my F800. Nothing but good things to say about it! Ride is smooth, the bike is more level with less lean aft-wards. I recommend it!
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I've been wanting to upgrade my front wheel for awhile with Woody's, oddly enough I must have ended up with "one of the good ones". 50K miles with plenty of hard hits and it has stayed true!

The other day I hit the butt end of a 4x4 post at 80mph, that took care of it!

Nothing like catching some air on the highway and sticking the landing. Rode almost 2 hours home with the wheel like this, people kept pointing at it, like I didn't know why my font end was hopping around, haha.



Bought a 21x1.85 Excel superlaced to a RAD hub, should be great!

Trying to decide what to lace to the stock hub, thinking of a 17" for a motard setup.

Wow! you got that one pretty good... makes the whamy in mine look
like child's play. I have a call into Woody's as well.
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