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  1. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    yes we do,,am in germany,,call /e-mail Zach at shop for data,,there was picture of kit on the old www website..
    gotta run,,sorry
    woody
  2. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    it is good advice from a theoretical stand-point,,the hubs were designed to be used either way...there is circa .010'' of float to keep the bearings from getting crushed,,,essentially a non-issue of concern

    FYI,,,the hubs that utilize the circlip like KTM, kawasaki or honda with a lock nut,,all use the stabilized bearing as a reference point to keep the disc bearings line dup properly,,the other bearing essentially free floats and is not a reliable reference point.

    FYI # 2,,,we've also found out that in the case of the KTM 950/990 front wheels that the 'loose bearing co-incendentally wound up within a few thousandths of the circlipped one ,,allowing the rider to flip the wheel (some guys like to flip wtires ,,thinking they'll get more tire life,,,REMEMBER...most tires are manufactured for a specific tire rotatation,,hence NOT a good idea to reverse em!!!
    nuff said
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    woody
  3. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    It is often that customers call us for spoked wheels to replace cast wheels, being concerned with everything from how the bike looks to the threat of irreparably damaged cast wheels on Adventure tours. For this reason, most Adventure touring companies, like GlobeRiders, require bikes have spoked wheels. Below are numbers that provide even more incentive to go spoked and still be tubeless.

    The R1200GS cast wheels with spacers/bearings weigh in at:
    Front 2.5x19 - 15lbs 13oz
    Rear 4x17 - 12lbs 4oz

    Our R1200GS wheels with our billet Superlite hubs with spacers/bearings and dual disc carriers, Excel rims, Stainless Spokes and Nipples in the Superlace pattern, and sealed for tubeless:
    Front 2.5x19 - 10lbs 12oz
    Rear 4.25x17 - 11lbs 4.5oz
    or
    Rear 3.5x18 - 11lbs

    We'll do similar tests with the cast wheels from the F650GS Twin cast wheels.
  4. BaronVonDarrin

    BaronVonDarrin Been here awhile

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    Is there a certain time of the day/week that is best to call to talk to someone about wheel setup and work?
  5. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    It would be best during our business hrs. 830-530 monday-friday. Depending on what you want we have a couple guys to help you out. But if you need custom wheel sets for your bikes it would be Zach that you want to talk to.

    thanks Zach:ear


  6. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft.

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    I have five OE wheels for my F800GS, one pair with TKC80s and one pair with Scorpions, and an extra front with a dented rim.

    Can OE front and rear hubs be laced to OE BMW HP2 rims for tubeless DS tires? (Or perhaps an R1200GS 19" rim.)

    Fred
  7. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    thanks W.......:thumb


    quality built and awesome service
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    Q: the rear stays 17, but with the lack of knobs, the OD is now smaller. my speedo reading is about 5 miles faster than actual at 70 mph. is there a way i can calibrate the speedo? google searched it and found nothing, except the speed sensor is picking up the rear wheel rotation. hahaha....i'm putting more miles than i actually ride.


    the 990 is my friend's bike; W also did the whole thing, which got me to get a set as well.
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  8. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    Hi,

    We can't lace the 36 hole F800Gs hubs to the 40 Hole 1200 rims. What we have done is laced excel 19''/17'' rims to the stock hubs and sealed them for tubeless tires. It works great, but we can only seal 19'' and smaller diameter wheels with a safety bead on the rim.

    If you have any other questions, you can give us a call at 303-936-0232, or email us at woodyswheelworks@gmail.com

    thanks
    zach


  9. tedmarshall

    tedmarshall Been here awhile

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    Aren't they manufactured? Inquiring minds want to know.
    I would like the peace of mind on my KTM 990 Adv to know I've got a few seconds after a blowout to get the bike under control.

    Ted
  10. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    you are not alone with that inquiry,,,

    FYI,,there's only one 1.85x21 40hole rim and it is used on R100GS/PD aand the HP-2 sporting a safety bead

    we routinely transorm a plethora of front BMW 19 wheels to 21''

    the only other 21 eim with a sfety bead is the 2.15x21 made by Buchanans

    IMHO it is too soft and too wide for the work we need it foe.

    i am working on a propriatary 1.85 x21 7000 series extrusion die as i write,,someone has to fill the gap,,i've asked for that size years ago:cry

    we'll see
    will keep ya posted
    woody
  11. angrywhiteguy

    angrywhiteguy i wanna ride!

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    I am about to order an off road oriented wheelset. I ride fast logging roads and rocky two track and have beat the snot out of my stock front rim. I still do a fair amount of highway miles.....should i do the 21x1.6 or the 1.85. Im running d606 on the fron and am thinking 18x3.5 on the rear.....whats is your experience in this regard.

    Thanks in advance for your advise
  12. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    In our experience's the 1.6 x 21 would be best for running low tire pressure's and riding very aggressive off-road. Otherwise the 1.85 x 21 excel rim is fine for everything else and helps the tire life out on-road.

    The rear 3.5 x 18 will be better for more aggressive tire choice's, and can still use the 150/70-18 tire for off-road. The 2.5 x 18 will work best if you drop the tire pressure and are more aggressive off-road.

    You can contact us at 303-936-0232, 1-866-936-0232 toll free or woodyswheelworks@gmail.com

    thanks zach
  13. dentvet

    dentvet Long timer

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    I'm assembling a 2.15x19 inch rim with a KTM 450 front hub. Since the rim is designed for a rear hub, the spoke holes are drilled at an angle to reach a wider hub. (rear hub is about 5 inches wide and front is about 3") This is causing a slight bow to all the spokes.

    Is it acceptable to modify the spoke holes with a drill bit to obtain proper nipple trajectory? Thanks WWW.
  14. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    we do that everyday,,,
    re-drilling for new spoke angle is just part of the process,,it provies relief for the side of the nipple,,,as soon as ya tighten the nipple the old seat will interfere with the head of the nipple,,

    hence,,phase/step #2 is necessary ,,ie counter-sinking the the rim to match the new spoke direction.. we have specially made countersinks that stabilize the the countersink ie keep it centered in the nioole hole.

    FYI we charge $30 for this service,,it is part of the superlacing technique,,usually sme day service
    :freaky
    woody
  15. overlandr

    overlandr Dystopist

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    • :huh A "complaint" is so rare on this thread it piqued my curiosity. I looked at the above poster's other posts and found that "cleefurd" had deleted the content of ALL of his other 9 posts shortly after posting the above post and leaving this one undeleted. Very strange indeed.
  16. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    cleefurd,,,,'tis woody chiming in from northern Germany,,

    pal,,,if you are disapointed,,well,,i can assure you that i am even more than disillusioned,,dismayed amd downright disgusted that my troopies handled you and your order in that manner,,,

    FYI,,,i/we do our best to maintain the standards and service record i've achieved over the years,,,i give our customers the benefit of the doubt,,,and at days end there's also another side of the story,,, your feedback though is rather sincere,, and makes me believe ya truly know what you are talking about,,m' thinks ya may be a master craftsman/machinist type perhaps...hence,i'm all ears.

    FYI,,,i personally believe and demand the notion of EXCELLENCE be a corner stone of the Wheel Work experience,,Quick timely service is another benchmark for most of what we do,,,(custom orders like powdercoated spokes n nipples special rim colors do take additional time)

    the other notion has to do with mastery,,,i have always aspired to being a master craftsman and imbue those parameters for my technicians..
    we have a poster somewhere that sez:

    'a MASTER is someone who builds/delivers his product within specs and as requested,,,,
    the first time
    on time,,,
    everytime.

    Sounds simple enough to me....well my gang promised me i needn't worry while i took off on a much needed family reunion in my old homeland...and they wouldn't be there if they hadn't already demonstrated their abilities.

    Cheefurd,,i have already set things in motion to make sure you get what you had hoped for. Things have gone awry from time to time ,,often due to product not being delivered a swe requested,,,

    I hate using the expression 'shit happens..because IMHO it is a cop out ...You have my assurance,,i will get to the bottom of this and create a win-win scenario at days end,,even though you/we may have gotten off to a rocky start.
    Let's continue the conversation via e-mail,PMs and or skype..

    thanks for trying to do business with us
    i will not abandon my principles or your trust.
    woody

  17. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    we do our best to have our out-sourced work be done at our usual standard level,,'tis hard to find passionate craftsmen these days,,,

    woody
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    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    Greetings fellow inmates! If you haven't heard, Woody's Wheel Works is going through some major changes. For details visit our all-new website where you can read the May issue of our new monthly newsletter and sign up for receiving them in your email detailing the developments and reporting on all things wheel.

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  19. Shuffler

    Shuffler Hommes Grande

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    Woody - just bought these lovely wheels from you a week or so back, for my 950 Adventure.

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    Can a tube-type tire be run on this tubeless rear wheel, or do I need to specifically run a tire that is compatible for tube and/or tubeless?
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    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    well ,,i've heard of people getting away with it,,,IMHO,,the tire companies claim there IS a difference ,,hence i defer to them ...in your case either swap someone for a TL/ tubeless tire for your TT/ tube-type tire and enjoy the benefits of going tubeless...

    you could carefully remove the valve stem,,by using an exacto knife aroud the base of the valve stem ,,remove and save it for later use(re-install with a little silicone seal around the base and outside ,,so i töoolks like it does now) no need for a rim band ,,ya have the toughest rim band going:wink:

    mount and balance your tire

    still,,Psssst go tubeless..try it ,,you'll like it,,AND somone spent extra dough$$$ to make em that way

    from old germany
    :freaky
    woody