Ask Woody About Your Wheels

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by woody's wheel works, Jun 17, 2006.

  1. tileman

    tileman Long timer

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    I had/have a set of wires on my DL. I have changed the front end now so I have a Triumph Tiger955 hub and discs that I used spare now. The discs are 5mm different OD but we had full coverage of the pads. You could try that track. The bearing ID is the same from memory although you have to make a new speedo drive mount. A thought.....
  2. cybrdyke

    cybrdyke In the Dark

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    Hey Woody,
    do you have a Uly front wheel you'd be willin' to part with?
    thanks
  3. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    sorry,,cannot help ya,,,will pm ya if one crosses my path
    w
  4. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    pal,,you'll want the toughest rim/spoke/lace -job around for your planned journey,,,


    beefy 8g ss spokes/nipples,,,that excel rim is a no-brainer as well as getting it supelaced,,will provide 'peace of mind:wink:

    woody
  5. SocalCPA

    SocalCPA Adventurer

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    I ordered an Excel rim and ss spokes and nipples from Woody's, and got 'em shipped quickly. They also provided me with a couple spares and have been more than helpful with assistance in the superlace and questions.

    Thanks for the great service! Now if I can only get them to your tolerances I will be thrilled.
  6. igormortis

    igormortis Cafe Reise

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    Great. Can you deal with the offset required? I believe it was around 20mm, but I think you still have exact details. I can check with Phil (the other New Zealander with the disc conversion) to be sure.

  7. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    as i said ,,no problem:wink:
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  8. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    Superlace nipple sizes...and some thoughts on the matter
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    Anyone know what size Fasst head needed for Woodys Superlaced spokes? I have the std sizes.
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    FYI the two most common nipples we use are

    1,,.320''OD= .270''/ 6.9mm spoke wrench

    2,,.343''OD= .294''/ 7.4mm spoke wrench

    just a thoughts...i've written on this topic so many times over the past,,,

    PLEASE do not get snookered by the spoke torque wrench mania....they are only good IF:

    1,, you start out with perfectly clean and dry spokes and nipples...

    2,,you adjust your readings to the manufacturers recommendations if BWOE you use ss spokes and nipples and have the special anti-seize on them

    3,,if you rely on your torque wrench into believing the spokes are evenly adjusted and you have any dirt/corrosion/rust/dried out anti-seize on ss n ss you are just kidding yourself

    4,,the bottom line is dinging the spokes and listening for the same pitched sound..[this works great if none of the spokes are touching each other:wink:] in which case assuming points #1 and #2 have been adhered to,, a torque wrench or practiced hand would provide the correct torque..

    woody
  9. bzrider

    bzrider Long timer

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    woody's wheels ...:clapgreat service fast turn around. The 21 in. conversion on my 1150 gs is the best thing I have everdone ... thx to woody's:clap
  10. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    hey bzrider,,,
    from the amount of feed-back n kudos,,
    you have posted

    you sound more than satisfied:1drink

    well,you followed my advice on what works better in the dirt,,,
    now if ya want to ramp up your overall enjoyment of your beast,,,try a bike with a steering stabilizer/dampener

    IMHO,,it transformed the overall handling another quantum leap...straight line stability in sand washes,,visualize doing 60-80mph in a sand wash,,,,less buffeting in side-winds on the highway,,,less having your handle-bars jerked out of your hands going over rocky stuff,,and more:clap:clap:clap

    here's a link that supports my suggestion:deal

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=606689

    sincere-ly
    woody

    here's several versions,,i myself run a Ralle-Moto 1
    and am more than satisfied,,,OBTW it is an integrated 3'' bar riser at same time
    here's their second version the :
    Ralle Moto RM2 Steering Damper Review
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    one of scotts versions

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    Check out gpr's new stabilizer for the f800gs
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    and the much simplper Hyper Pro

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  11. mountainfever

    mountainfever Adventurer

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    hey Woody , I have just sent an email about a leak on a sealed wheel
    thanks , mf
  12. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Long timer

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    Thank you for fixing my wheel, those 18 inch are hard to come by and you saved it!!!!
  13. aurel

    aurel Cheese&Wine!

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    Woody,

    I'm currently on a world tour with my 990 and I'm really upset with my front wheel. I changed the rim a few months ago and it's bent again. Spokes are rusting like hell and brake disc are bent. So I would like to change all this to something stronger.

    What rim/hub/spokes would you recommand considering I can't spend thousands and thousands... ? :D
    - I want to keep the dual discs.
    - I want to keep riding with Pirelli Scorpions.
    - I want stainless spokes/nipples
    - I don't like silver rims

    I'm riding two-up, 20% off-road, 80 on road. When we go off-road we take it easy as we're two-up with plenty of luggages.

    What can you recommand and at what price (including shipping in the US)?

    Sorry I'm writing in a hurry I'm stealing wifi on the parking lot of a Wendy's somewhere in Florida :D
  14. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    No fun being on a great trip and having to deal with this stuff, but we can set you up with the ideal solution, so that you won't have to mess with in the future.

    We recommend going with a narrower black Excel rim, a 1.85x21" and Stainless Steel spokes and nipples to prevent any rusting. While we are it, we might as well make it even stronger and Superlace it. If you wanted to save money we could re-use your stock hub, because that's the only thing worth a damn on that wheel, but then you would be without your bike.

    So, if you want a new wheel ready to go, then we can go with a new stock hub, or a new billet hub in any color for about $15 more. Both hubs are dual disc and you can mount your stock rotors to them.

    You would still use the same size tire, and no problem riding two up on it. We have had very few people i.e. 1-2 out of several hundred that have said anything about the narrower rims effect on on-road handling. And only raved about it off-road capabilities.

    Once you get the wheel and swap tire out and the discs over, you could send us your used hub and we can probably give you some trade-in for it. Could put the whole wheel in the same box and we would even provide a shipping label to make it easy.

    Here is a price breakdown:

    $111 -- Superlace
    $272 -- Excel 1.85x21-36H Black Rim
    $125 -- SS Spokes & Nipples
    $299 -- Billet hub in any color(no need for this if you go with your stock hub, $15 less if you go with new stock hub).

    Total = $807

    Shipping in the US is about $25 for UPS Ground which is 5 days to Florida. We can expedite if necessary.

    All parts are currently in stock although there are only 5 1.85x21" Excel rims left in stock in the US and Excel has no expected delivery date for new stock.

    Hope that helps. Give us a call or shoot us an email if you're interested or if you have any other questions.

    Thanks,
    Chris

  15. wavygravy

    wavygravy Stupid Hurts

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    Woody

    new shinko 705's are going on the split spoke wheels...Pictures to follow...Thanks again for the sweet hook up! They are gonna look tough on the ol' GS

    -Joe
  16. Cow Boy Brad

    Cow Boy Brad brad1098

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    Woody looking to put 21" wheel on my 955 Tiger. I have the a high fender so no issues there. Any thoughts, ballpark price?
  17. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    circa $4-500 depending on color /spoke material etc on your hub

    woody
  18. Johno33772

    Johno33772 Johnny Africa

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    Woody,
    Just got a Triumph 800XC, looking for set of wheels for offroad. Anything out there yet? Thought maybe I could order front, rear hub & send them your way for completion?
    Cheers
    John
  19. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    well we can always build off an oem hub set,,,what are you sporting now rim width/diameter front/rear???

    where do ya want to ride the hardest??,,how hard o ya ride,,,,etc,,the quetions i like answered before i build anything:>)

    holler woody
  20. wavygravy

    wavygravy Stupid Hurts

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    have to show off the new split spoke wheel:clap:rofl[​IMG]