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Old 08-04-2010, 03:28 AM   #31
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Talking Split rim.

I was riding along a dirt road just a few decades ago on Yamaha's finest that was fitted with probably the 1st factory aluminium one piece wheels. It was night near Borden West Australia when I hit something with the front wheel (a Rock?) It split the rim open though the tube held (pre tubless tyres). Cost a week or two's wages for the part number and a couple of dollars for the wheel. I hope to put together an adventurish sidecar outfit and steel rims are the aim on heavy wire spokes. I use a hammer for a living so if gets bent its an easy fix.
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:19 PM   #32
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So what's the verdict...?

I heard a rumour somebody has now completed the swap on both front and rear, but haven't found the thread...

Something like a G650GS front wheel (direct bolt-on? or machining required?) and F800GS rear (stock hub with custom lacing & rim...?) is what I heard.

If you can fill in the details, well...
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Old 08-18-2010, 02:31 PM   #33
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I heard a rumour somebody has now completed the swap on both front and rear, but haven't found the thread...

Something like a G650GS front wheel (direct bolt-on? or machining required?) and F800GS rear (stock hub with custom lacing & rim...?) is what I heard.

If you can fill in the details, well...

It's the "F800 Rear Wheel on a 650twin?" thread and it's my bike. let me know if you have any questions that aren't answered on the thread. and.... yes its a f650GS funduro front (same as g650gs) and it's a direct bolt on with existing spacers. just flip the the wheel and disc. the rear was put together by Woody with a stock 800 rear hub (with new bearings and painted grey to match the front) laced to an excel rim... but a stock 800 wheel should work fine, although you'd get a crap rim and bearings :). Woody also does 800 rears now from scratch.

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Old 08-19-2010, 10:09 AM   #34
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Thanks Mark, you're a great guinea pig! I'll read your thread carefully and bug you with questions if I have any.

Was that your bike parked behind Pacific Yam./BMW service dept. a week or two ago? I was drooling over a very similar Desierto equipped machine - Sheldon actually dragged me outside to look at it...

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Old 08-19-2010, 10:48 AM   #35
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Thanks Mark, you're a great guinea pig! I'll read your thread carefully and bug you with questions if I have any.

Was that your bike parked behind Pacific Yam./BMW service dept. a week or two ago? I was drooling over a very similar Desierto equipped machine - Sheldon actually dragged me outside to look at it...

Peter

I've been there a couple of times in the last month but not for service since June. My bikes has seen a lot of transformation in the last month with the wheels and new side panels. Although I've had the 798 Decals on the side for quite a while now.
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:57 PM   #36
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Woody's on the F650GS Twin

Hi Guys,

Just thought I'd chime in. We stopped by Woody's on the way home from a 6 week trip around the western US and had wheels installed on my wifes F650GS. Firstly, Woody's Wheel Works is a great shop with great bunch of folks that work there. Getting the wheels ordered was easy, and they offered us a fair trade-in on the OEM cast rims that made the price totally reasonable - not sure if they always do that. Our setup uses excel rims, Superlaced to a 650GS hub on the front and a modified KTM hub on the rear. And it's tubeless :) During the install they explained every aspect of the wheels, the shop and their process.

The wheels are rockin! They're a work of art. I got to take Nita's bike for a spin in the dirt and the difference was remarkable. I honestly didn't think I'd feel that much of a difference but the bike felt noticeably more planted. On the highways the ride was also super-stable. I can't recommend them enough.

The full story is here:
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The full gallery is here:
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:33 PM   #37
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I had mine done by Woodie's also, definitely top notch





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Old 10-22-2011, 11:35 AM   #38
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I spoke with woody recently about wheels for a 650 I am purchasing. I believe he said he was using wheels from an aprilia caponord for the 650. That would give tubeless, cross-laced, 19/17. Sounds good, my brothers' capos have pretty wheels
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:03 PM   #39
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I am very interested in replacing the cast rims with spoke rims. Can the tire pressure sensor be made to function with aftermarket spoke wheels?

What kind of faring and top rack box are you using, Angryican, and how pleased have you been with their performance? Cheers!

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Old 08-08-2012, 02:20 PM   #40
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Woody's spoke wheels for the F650GS Twin look great! Any words on pricing for a set of such wheels?
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:20 AM   #41
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Woody's spoke wheels for the F650GS Twin look great! Any words on pricing for a set of such wheels?
I went to their website and used their tool to create a quote using only the best and ultimate options. It ended up being over $2000 for both wheels in black.


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Old 08-09-2012, 03:09 PM   #42
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I am very interested in replacing the cast rims with spoke rims. Can the tire pressure sensor be made to function with aftermarket spoke wheels?

What kind of faring and top rack box are you using, Angryican, and how pleased have you been with their performance? Cheers!
If you go tubeless spoked you should be able to... which Woody's can do.
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:43 PM   #43
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If I get an F700gs does the dual disc up front make it harder to find a hub to make tubeless spoked wheels?
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:38 AM   #44
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If I get an F700gs does the dual disc up front make it harder to find a hub to make tubeless spoked wheels?

Nobody can this know since the bikes are not out yet.

But if the spacing between both discs is the same as on the F800GS then it won't be a problem, just need the right wheel spacers to take down the axle diameter from 20mm to 17mm.
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:47 AM   #45
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call me crazy but you can just have the wheel built on the existing hub. The hub has nothing to do with the wheel being tubeless or tubed. Unless you're looking for swap out wheels. If that's the case just order the hub from Bikebandit when the microfiche is out.
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