a better tire change solution. (KTM 950)

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by jimmy2020, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. jimmy2020

    jimmy2020 limpiador de ventanas

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    It can be a little pricey, but worth every $ to me. SOLUTION - Have WOODY'S build you a new set of wheels. I was always a little nervous of getting a flat in the middle of nowhere. Previously, I tried changing my front tire in my garage. Did it, but seemed very difficult under ideal conditions. I had read on this forum that the rear was worse.
    Well, I dedcided to have WOODY's build me a new set of wheels using the stock hubs, super lace spokes, and sun rims. I also had them mill the bead to help make the tire change easier.
    The payoff - this past weekend I had 2 REAR flats on the trail. I could not believe how easy it was to change the tube. Breaking the bead was simply done by putting my boot on it and stomping down.
    If you want to ride with the confidence that a flat is not a big deal, then I suggest calling WOODY'S. This new setup is also MUCH stronger than the stock rim and spokes.
    Cost was around $850. Worth it in the long run to me and the customer servive by Woody and Chris was fantastic.
    Jim
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  2. YOGOI

    YOGOI Prick

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    :rolleyes
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  3. Pointman0853

    Pointman0853 Unregistered Gun Owner

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    " Breaking the bead was simply done by putting my boot on it and stomping down."

    If you think it comes off easy just using your boot, just wait until it loses air on the pavement at speed...:eek1

    Hope you have good health insurance... :cry

    Pointman,
    showing his sensetive side...:lol3
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  4. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    The great thing about the way we machine the safety bead is that we only do three inches each side of the valve stem. It allows you to break the bead for tire changes, but does not sacrifice the security that the safety bead provides at lower tire pressures.

    In regards to stronger wheels, the rims alone are a much higher quality aluminum and the spokes and nipples larger and made of non-rusting stainless steel. Just thought I'd put my two cents in.

    Chris
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  5. BLUE(UK)

    BLUE(UK) Long timer

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    My spokes and nipples aint gone rusty and they're standard KTM ones(Euro 04) and yes,i live in rust central(UK).I ride all year round so they have stood up well.
    I cant comment on the rims cos i aint bashed 'em!!:lol3
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  6. JediBri

    JediBri Glory to GOD

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    I'll be contacting you guys about a set of wheels for my Super Enduro :evil

    Brian
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  7. barko1

    barko1 barko1

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    Why not go Tubeless?
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  8. TipOver

    TipOver Been here awhile

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    Most offroad is done with tube tires. Bend a rim to the point it will not hold a good bead (to retain air) & you get a long walk. In the desert or the mountains that can also be a dangerous long walk if you are by yourself. :huh
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  9. barko1

    barko1 barko1

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    Good point, I may be more likely to run over a mesquite bush than bend a rim so tubeless might be better for me.
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  10. 950 Adventurer Nut

    950 Adventurer Nut Lunatic

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