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Old 06-16-2010, 09:49 AM   #16
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That is sweet and exactly what I have been looking for.

The rim appears to be a tubeless rim, what tires are you using and I see what looks like a tube valve stem??

What was the total damage $$$$ for the conversion?

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Old 06-16-2010, 08:14 PM   #17
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That is sweet and exactly what I have been looking for.

The rim appears to be a tubeless rim, what tires are you using and I see what looks like a tube valve stem??

What was the total damage $$$$ for the conversion?

Mike

Thank you it has been working out great. I sent my factory 19" and 17" to woody's wheel works in colorado because the 19" was bent. Woody used my factory center hub and laced it to a factory HP2 outer wheel so it is all BMW parts still and tubeless. I had him anodize the front and rear outer rims black. There are other custom wheel options from Woody as well that would use a tube. I am out of town right now and am not by the receipt for the wheels I think it was around $1200 give or take. Just contact Woody and he will point you in the right direction. He is very helpful and smart.
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:16 PM   #18
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Your photos are excellent! How did you know I wanted to see how much clearance there was between the knobby and the fork brace? This is a cool pic:




These rims have to be my next mod...
Do it you wont regret it
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:29 AM   #19
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i would gladly buy someone's 19" rim if they go to a 21"

i am looking at an optional wheelset for my HP2e.
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Old 06-18-2010, 09:48 PM   #20
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i would gladly buy someone's 19" rim if they go to a 21"

i am looking at an optional wheelset for my HP2e.
Mine was bent like a preztle (woody's words) so I don't have it anymore and I kept the center hub for the 21". You prolly already know this but the R12GS has a dual brake rotor center hub and the HP2 only has a single so I'm not sure if it would work on your bike. I guess you could just run one rotor and leave the other side empty.
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Old 06-19-2010, 03:06 AM   #21
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Mine was bent like a preztle (woody's words) so I don't have it anymore and I kept the center hub for the 21". You prolly already know this but the R12GS has a dual brake rotor center hub and the HP2 only has a single so I'm not sure if it would work on your bike. I guess you could just run one rotor and leave the other side empty.
yes. i was able to buy an HP2 supermoto hub, i am just trying not to spend $400 for the rim.
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Old 09-04-2010, 09:13 AM   #22
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Thanks for the pics and info. I was missing the 21" since I sacrificed my Dakar for the sake of my 1200 GSA.
Looks like this will have to be my next upgrade...
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:10 PM   #23
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Forgive my noobness but what's the advantage of a larger front wheel?
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:43 AM   #24
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How does it work with ABS? I am sure that will give some sort of error messages...?

And the advantage of a larger tyre is that it is easier to control on a dirt road. I am saying that since I am also bike noob and I bought a 1200 straight out. As they say, hindsight is always 20/20 vision since my first time driving dirt road left me the worse for wear. Didn't fall, but I was a ragged end of nerves after all that snaking and wobbling. And then they tell me that a lighter bike with a bigger front wheel would have been a lot easier to control. So that is my bit of wisdom gained by bad judgement.

And before I get ragged about the fact that I bought a not quite ideal beginner bike, I am 194cm tall and do not really fit on the smaller bikes comfortably, so there was method to my madness... Just have to tough it out and learn. :-)
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Old 09-08-2010, 05:39 PM   #25
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This is my baby. Same Wunderlich thing, and same great service from Woody's!!

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Old 09-10-2010, 06:38 PM   #26
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#1 With the 21" front only [what I want to do] is there a set-up for a front fender?

#2 Does the ABS ring/ABS system still work the same with the 21"?

#3 Any issues with center or side stand?

#4 Suspension issues or same/same preload/dampening?

#5 Any issues with calipers/discs or cables?

I want to use TKCs and not give up tubeless or profile of current TKC on OEM 19" front..

Any other issues I may have missed?

Oh yes, this is all for what I ride on ...100% dirt/rock/ruts

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Old 09-12-2010, 05:55 PM   #27
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How does it work with ABS? I am sure that will give some sort of error messages...?

No I have had no issues with my ABS. Works just as good as it did with the 19"
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Old 09-12-2010, 05:55 PM   #28
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This is my baby. Same Wunderlich thing, and same great service from Woody's!!


Very nice!!! it looks good
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:14 PM   #29
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#1 With the 21" front only [what I want to do] is there a set-up for a front fender?

#2 Does the ABS ring/ABS system still work the same with the 21"?

#3 Any issues with center or side stand?

#4 Suspension issues or same/same preload/dampening?

#5 Any issues with calipers/discs or cables?

I want to use TKCs and not give up tubeless or profile of current TKC on OEM 19" front..

Any other issues I may have missed?

Oh yes, this is all for what I ride on ...100% dirt/rock/ruts

Thanks!
#1 This is the only problem with the 21" setup. There are no aftermarket front fenders that will work so I run without it but there is some spray from the tire when its wet. I've been thinking a lot about a way to either trim the stock one shorter so it will have less chance to get plugged up with mud or to modify the short one (not the longer one) from a R1100GS to work on mine.

#2 Yep no problems with the ABS

#3 No issues with the side stand but I'm not sure about the center stand because I had to take mine off due to the aftermarket HP2 exhaust.

#4 I recommend aftermarket suspension with a seperate ride height adjuster for the rear shock because the front will be 3/4" of an inch higher otherwise you can take preload out of the front and add to the back to compensate.

#5 No issues there

#6 I still run tubeless TKC's

If you ride mainly off road then its a no brainer. Its the best mod I did to my bike.
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Old 09-13-2010, 04:11 AM   #30
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#1 This is the only problem with the 21" setup. There are no aftermarket front fenders that will work so I run without it but there is some spray from the tire when its wet. I've been thinking a lot about a way to either trim the stock one shorter so it will have less chance to get plugged up with mud or to modify the short one (not the longer one) from a R1100GS to work on mine.

#2 Yep no problems with the ABS

#3 No issues with the side stand but I'm not sure about the center stand because I had to take mine off due to the aftermarket HP2 exhaust.

#4 I recommend aftermarket suspension with a seperate ride height adjuster for the rear shock because the front will be 3/4" of an inch higher otherwise you can take preload out of the front and add to the back to compensate.

#5 No issues there

#6 I still run tubeless TKC's

If you ride mainly off road then its a no brainer. Its the best mod I did to my bike.
I Have thought a lot about the 21" wheel..it would definitely be a ++ for me since my riding is off road...BUT, a big but, launching rocks [lots of fast gravel roads] at my engine and cylinders [mud to is an issue, blocks fins] is a serious issue...I would need some type of a guard....thanks for all the advice...will sleep on it..where this is a will there is a way?
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