alpina wheel help please

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by colombian625, May 22, 2012.

  1. colombian625

    colombian625 n00b

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    the bearing of my back wheel exploded on the highway my bike started shaking i pulled over and manage to drive at about 5mph to next exit i then got towed home.

    when i got home and took the wheel off this is what i saw
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    so all of that happen in october 2011 so i just let the bike sit since winter was around the corner then in march 2012 i took it to a mechanic in queens that said could repair it.

    he was able to fix it, i dont know how or what he did but he got my bike running now may 2012 3k miles after he fixed it same shit happen!!!

    and now it looks like this

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    HELP:baldy

    what do i do?



    at this point i think my best/chepaer option is to go back to stock wheels

    anyone that would want to trade stock wheels for these?


    thanks
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  2. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618

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    How many months have you been riding it with a bad wheel bearing ?
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  3. colombian625

    colombian625 n00b

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    cant ride the way it is

    when the mechanic fixed it in march he put new bearings and sanded down the hub and everything worked fine until now may. i put about 3k miles
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  4. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618

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    That did not happen suddenly. Looks like the bearing was turning in the hub............... for a long time !


    What do you do ? Find another mechanic !
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  5. Pete156

    Pete156 I love to eat!

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    No cush hub?

    What bike is this off of?
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  6. Yascher

    Yascher Been here awhile

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    seems like wrong hub for this bike!!! Probably was designed for 450 SM and it is 2X lighter and almost same in power....you need a RAD or at least original hub for rear with cushdrive...period!!!
    Ask Alpina, they DO NOT MAKE wheels for 9X0, only relace to stock hubs to make it tubeless
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  7. Peanuts

    Peanuts Long timer

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    Looks like a 20mm axle. His user name has 625 in it, so I guess its an LC4 bike?

    So that wheel is designed for EXC/SX/SMR RFS and 2 strokes NOT LC4. LC4 should have a cush rear hub.

    Buy a Talon hub to replace the Alpina hub, get it anodised same colour :)
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    markie_wales Been here awhile

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  9. colombian625

    colombian625 n00b

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    its from a 2006 ktm 625 smc

    and this is what alpina had to say about it

    "HINot much we can do with these as these hubs and wheels are not available from Alpina anymore
    These are pretty old and are the previous generation A-System Hubs"
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  10. BELSTAFF

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    Paging DR WOODY , DR WOODY to the white phone Please!!!!
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    Waterbaby Been here awhile

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  12. Pete156

    Pete156 I love to eat!

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    So glad I had Woody use my OEM hub to build my custom rear wheel. If I had a Talon hub I would probably be returning it (thru their front window).
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  13. colombian625

    colombian625 n00b

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    So who is this woody guy ?
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  14. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    http://www.woodyswheelworks.com/

    One of the best in the business. Also, the most open, eager to share and help...etc. Lots of us LC8 guys have Woody's wheels on our bikes.
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  15. Pete156

    Pete156 I love to eat!

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    Ditto

    Woody built a set of very strong wheels 6 years ago for my 950. I have abused them yet they are as true as new with no spoke adjustments over ther last 10 rear tires. They weren't cheap. Quality Craftsmanship and considerable knowledge results in an excellent product.
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    When the cross laced wheels for the R11GS first came out, Woody was one of the few guys that would touch them.... The dealer just laughed at me:rofl
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  18. woody's wheel works

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    greetings from old germany ,,am walking out the door to catch my ride to venice for a week plying the mediteranean ,,santorini/ greece dubrovnik etc etc

    when i did a last minute check e-mails and why nt ADV-rider

    this post caught my eye and checked it since i plan on stopping in at Alpina when i return,,,

    ok,,look just call the shop and tell em of your plight ,,if th ehub can be repaired we can help,,or anyothe rthing too for that matter,,panic not ,,talk to Zach and he'll get ya ou tof the swamp,,gotta run
    later on pecan,,catch y round like a doughnut as they say in new orleans
    :freaky
    woody

    PS,,and kudos for the kudos all you troopers
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    Colombian 625:

    See, thats why Woody's is #1 in the world of wheel works, The MAN himself is in Germany, His shop is in Denver Colo,

    USA, and HE takes the time to respond to your plight from half a world away.

    Can't say enough good things about this Organization---Hands down--" THE BEST " :clap

    Jeff in Phoenix
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  20. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    am back in old germany,,,are you on your way to riding again???
    just curious???:ear
    woody
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