Ask Woody about new Superlite/Superlaced wire wheels for Liquid cooled R1200 GS/GSA

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  1. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    <hr style="color:#575757; background-color:#575757" size="1"> Woody's Superlite Hubs & Superlaced in stock sizes or with 21" Front

    A huge Thanks to Pat, who dropped off his bike this week to allow us to get all measurements and figure it out.

    Big Ups to Zach for figuring it out 21'' front and pulling it together with the assistance of Jerod who laced and trued the rear:clap

    Woody just came back from the before n after test rides with the biggest grin on his face:d

    Photos below, info and explanations by Woody to follow.

    Folks,,this bike is such an iprovement over EVERYTHING BMW hsa ever put out in the GS series,,its is as big a leap over the R1200 GS as that bike was over all Previous GS series..and i mean ALL:deal

    it has so many nifty features,,,and seat in pants improvements in POWER!!! and Handling..it simply ROCKS in that department:deal

    i'll post more on that later...Question begged to be answered: "can i gain more versatility especially off road like i did with my previous 21'' Superlite/Superlaced set ups???? "

    soooo,,,with Zach n Jerods assistance we laced up a set of 21/17 wheel set sets..

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    NOTE: wit 90/90 x21 front and 150/70x17 rear,,the bike made it up n down the centerstand with plenty of room to swap tires. as you'll see rear tire clearance is same as original ,,,the front ate up some clearance BUT will easily accept a higher fender with a slight brake line re-location kit...I hate X-over set ups like this and the 800GS or Yamahas big 1200 Super Tenere...hence slightly longer dual lines are in order....

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    here's my gang for an ATTABOY/GAL shot that's Jerod who did the rear,,Rachelle who coordinated the process and Zach on the front...yours truly will figure out /design the appropriate interface for my Superlite hubs and TCS/ABS system disc and how/where to mount it on my hubs,,gotta get moving ..Monday and the the promised return date are rolling up fast....:wink:

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    NOTE: from the git go this water-pumper will make ya want to trade in any previous GS you've owned....i could live with it as is AND although PLANTED and SUPPLE as the 19'' front is on the slab, it still has the feeling of riding over marbles in the dirt....would a 21 with knobbies be a performance addition...????

    after testing...YES in the dirt and no on the slab....the 19/17 combo with street threads simply works better than ever on the street...the 21/17 begs for a steering damper...it tracks straight and true AND feels skittish at speed,,,the TKC80s droned and felt skittish..whereas my R1200GS with the same essential combo has a Rallye-raid 3'' rise/ multi dimensional/adjustabel dampener on it...and THAT has brought on major confidence inspired riding...like being on a rail....



    that's it folks ,,pass the word....
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  2. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    Well,,actually it was yesterday morning,,,pigswill e downloaded shortly....

    Essentially,,,I had the AH ha...to go back n check the number of slots in the abs ring,,,the new smaller diameter ring has 48 slots,,,checked 2005-2012 abs ring ,,,Voila. It has 48 too!!!WOW,,no need to build complicated adapters ,,,all I need to do is move the existing pick. Up sensor out to the centerline of the older rings diameter...

    A little measuring,, and I had a working prototype...

    Now the proof is in a test ride...VOILA!!!! as figured it worked perfectly...

    Best part ..Pieter deWaal BMW's former head of the Americasbike division cruised by for all chat regarding our participation in Jim Hydes Rawhyde ADV LIFE program....

    He too was impressed :wink: I even let him ride my old Monzter 21/18 off-road special...

    More to follow,,holler if you are interested
    :freaky
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    Turets j00b

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    Very interested in this set up! I'm a city dweller with cast wheels on my 2013 gsw, but am looking to upgrade to either a 19 or 21 on the front, and not sure about the rear...any input would be much appreciated! Bike has ABS/TPMS etc...! Should I also send in a request via the website? This is the exact color/model of my bike now so couldn't help but comment!! :) :clap
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    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    hi just got back in town,,,yes we can help you for whatever you need...

    my ploy is for you to tell me:
    how hard ya ride
    where ya intend to ride it mostly
    what aesthetic considerations you may have
    your inseam /how tall you are
    then we'll build you the toughest best looking and working set-up:deal

    :freaky
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    Turets j00b

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    Now that's what I call an insanely timely response!!! :clap
    So my riding is 95% city streets, to and fro work! Year round, rain, sleet, snow. But next summer I'm really looking to get into the enduro aspect of riding when I'm not working! These wheels need to be fireman proof Haha! ;) All jokes aside, in the city I ride like a pussy cat, and in the open road twisties, I unleash. I expect to go pretty hard off road knowing myself, so a setup that works both aspects would be ideal! As for looks the setup you've got here looks great in my eyes with that bluefire colored bike but I'm always open to suggestions! :evil
    I'm 188cm (6'2) according to the FDNY but 6'4 according to mom, :rofl! Inseam of 34-35ish. You're the best, pal!

    - Jonny


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    so Jonny with an inseam like that we can forget about worrying about raising the bike a bit with a 21/17 or 18 off road combo....

    do you have mags or X-laced wires???
    either way the 2013 sports wider front and rear rims than its predecssor along with commensurate tire widths/aspect ratios..ALL serving the street riders highest good...
    so what we want to do is give you the ultimate off road weapons...21-18 if you like to flog...21/17 allows you to do slower /technical stuff a lil better [you're geared oem.....we can build em genuine BMW X-laced tubeless or using Excel rims...1.85 x21 for all around and 1.6x21 A60 for competition...the rear can b esealed for tubeless..here's alink to some images:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=ask...ICM2pyASZ7oKADg&ved=0CCwQ7Ak&biw=1333&bih=733

    here's afew links to 21'' conversations
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=475617&page=2

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=6330565&postcount=1

    there's many more..
    sorry got folks waiting ..gotta run
    :freaky
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    Turets j00b

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    Woody, I've got mags on her now, looking forward to getting wires! Since my riding is 95% street, am I crazy for wanting 21" over the 19" front? That's a whole can of worms as far as front mud guard as well from my understanding. As for BMW X laced vs Excel, can't seem to find a list of pro's/con's for each. I know weight is one...Anything else I'm missing? As for rear tire size, how will 17" vs 18" affect my gearing/streetability as my commuter ship as well as turning her into my offroad toy?

    Any plans for an NYC trip soon? You always have a place to stay and a bike to ride in the city!

    - J

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    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    there ya have it ,,ya can always call us/me and chat about this....OBTW thanks for the invite,,same goes for ya here in the rockies or my farm in southern Vermont
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