Ask Woody About Your Wheels

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

  1. sect8dr

    sect8dr ride them all

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    Is there anyway to get a wide 17" rear spoked wheel, and a 19" spoked front for my DR650 in tubeless?
  2. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    yes,,if the rim has a safety bead we can seal for tubeless @ $99 ea ,or i can send ya a link to a thread where i explain the process.

    :freaky
    woody
  3. Skuli

    Skuli Adventurer

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    Hey All,

    I'm reposting this to this thread so if you've read this already, I apologize. I hope you can help me out, Woody!

    New to the forums and I'm hoping one of you out there has seen something similar to what is happening to the rims on my new bike. I crossed the 800 mile mark today and the GSA has only been on the road and through 3 rainstorms. I've been babying it! About 2 weeks ago, I noticed this white film on the front rim so I took it down the the carwash and while it looked like it washed away, once it dried, this white film was still there, just not as intense. It won't wash off and if you rub it with your finger, it will become more white and powdery.

    I have no idea what could be causing this. It is almost like the rims are oxidizing. I haven't taken it off-road, through any mud or other substances (I can't bear the thought if it getting all dirty just yet - but that will change come next Spring) so I don't know what it could be.

    Any thoughts? Anyone had an issue like this before?

    Here are a couple of links to pictures since I'm not allowed to post attachments.

    http://www.bradleyskaggs.com/image005.jpg
    http://www.bradleyskaggs.com/image006.jpg

    Thanks!

    -b
  4. RodSTer

    RodSTer Adventurer

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    Woody,

    Serves me right for loading the bike for my move this summer, but didn't have time to make multiple trips. A pannier got loose and marred the rear rim. Bike is a 2009 R1200GSA. What are my options ?

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  5. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    Ok,,,we see this condition from time to time,,,it is usually caused by the cleansers you are using to wash your bike/wheels,,

    FYI,,, Simple Green ,holistic as it sounds is the worst of the cleaners that attack the color of your anodizing,,there are various dish washing detergents that create similar results...

    Perhaps I'll start a thread to get more feedback from the inmates,,,everyone has some horror story like it....

    And if you use chrome cleaner or oven cleaner it will vaporize your finish in less than aminute:huh:eek1:1drink:eek1:deal

    S-100 is aproven detergentHonda also has some good stuff...

    FYI #2 = worse case scenario we can R&R rim. Strip and re-anodize your wheels any color you like
    :freaky
    Woody
  6. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    No problem,,we do this everyday,,send in wheel ,,we'll dismantle repair/buff out scratches /strip and re-anodize..circa $300


    AND the wheel will be returned truer and the true last longer than what ya just sent in:deal
    :freaky
    Woody

    PS circa 2 week turnaround
  7. toro618

    toro618 Long timer

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    Hi Woody. First I want to thank you guys for the great service you offer....I have bought a bunch of wheels from you and am very happy with them. My last set that I purchased in the summer are A60 rims for my WR144. The front wheel developed alot of free play within a few hours (I say about 2mm or more) so Zack asked me to send it back as he wanted to replace the bearing and get a better spacer....i was also reimbursed the shipping cost back to you thank you. I just finally got around to remounting the wheel after it sitting on my shelf a few months, and found some free play. This time around the free play is much less...but there is some. The OEM wheel has zero free play. So is some free play ok?

    Thanks again for your service. You built a rear wheel for my F800GS that has taken everything I have thrown in it's path
  8. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    hi toro618

    just out of curiosity,,,when you grab the tire at top,and push pull left to right,,how much is it wiggling ???

    1/8OA left-right ,ie +/- 1/16 on a 21'' wheel is within bounds

    OBTW,,can you see where the movement is..??
    ie is it between the spacer and axle .

    so feedback from toro618 indicated !/16'' left to right movement with no visible movement at seal/spacer/axle interface.:clap
    so you are good to go...

    FYI,,,we and the OEM manufacturers run tighter tolerances,,hence less freeplay.
    woody
  9. toro618

    toro618 Long timer

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    Thank you, Woody.
  10. dgomezhall

    dgomezhall Adventurer

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    Hey Woody,

    Looking to transform my '81 Honda Passport and get some wheels that look like these wheels.

    They told me their 2.50" x 17" wheels (front and back) laced to the stock hubs with 3.00" x 17" tires. The stock Honda Passport wheels are 1.20" x 17" front and 1.40" x 17" rear. So a couple if questions...

    1. Do you have a recommendation for a 2.5 x 17 rim to pair with the stock honda hub (36x 5.5mm spokes) that is cheap?

    2. How much would it cost to take the stock hub and lace it to that wheel?

    3. What is the beefiest tire I could mount on a 1.2" / 1.4" rim that would look wider and taller?

    Anything else I should be considering in this undertaking?

    Thanks!
  11. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    holler when you are ready
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  12. gkaan

    gkaan Bikes on the Brain

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    hey woody - i saw your slightly used hp2e 19 / 17 canyon carver setup for sale and i am interested. i am no longer going to be riding my hp2e off road and am in the process of converting it for better on road performance. i am also planning on selling my ktm 950sm and would like my hp2e to handle like the KTM! i know its a tall order to say the least but the hp2e has potential as an uber supermoto IMO. its light for a big beast, has ample power, and ergonomically its perfect for me as like the HP2E I'm a bit oversized myself :D. Of course the handling and braking are the areas that need to be fixed first.

    anyway, i have the 17" set up and do not like the way the front end behaves. i cant quite put my finger on why. it seems stable enough for the riding i do which is primarily very tight and twisty back roads. I dont have a lot of wide open spaces that i ride but instead i ride a lot on go kart track - like roads. the 17" is ok up to a point but it just doesn't have a linear feel at extreme lean angles falling away in unnerving fashion. does this make sense? do you think the 19" set up will cure this? The long wheelbase makes quick transitions more challenging than the KTM but i assume these wheels are lighter and stronger than the stock SM wheels? I am installing the fast bike industries fork kit and assume there is no issues fitting this set up along with your wheels? will these wheels and rotors bolt right up with the existing calipers? im not wanting to change the seat height or riding position and assume i do not have to modify this for the 19/17 set up? lastly, how many miles on these and what would they cost me new?

    Apologize for all the questions. we can chat live if it is easier.

    thanks
  13. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    gotta run

    my SKYPE name is tg.witte
    have a fub week-end:freaky
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  14. BikerBobber

    BikerBobber Trying to get lost

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    Hi Woody!
    Probably a complete noob question but I cant get any results from the search engine..
    Just bought a 2002 KTM LC4 Super Motard.
    It comes with 120/70 R 17 front & 160/60 R 17 rear.
    I plan on using this as a mostly off road bike. What are my options? What are my size options tires/rims? Would the 19F and 17 R work? Cost? :ear
    I was actually looking for the LC4e but couldn't get one in my price range.
    Thanks!
    Bob
  15. gkaan

    gkaan Bikes on the Brain

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    appreciate the quick reply...sounds just like what i need :clap
    ill call you monday
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  17. lukeinlondon

    lukeinlondon Been here awhile

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    hi,


    Do you offer color spokes? If so where do you recommend us looking for inspiration for rim color/spoke/nipples pictures? I cant look through 178 pages ;-s

    and..

    what is the purpose of changing the hub?

    thanks,
  18. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    we have pics i'm sure on our website

    www.woodyswheelworks.com

    we come up with whatever you want pretty much,,visualize it and...:wink:
    w
  19. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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  20. wrysingfeenix

    wrysingfeenix Dust off those ashes

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    Woody:

    Circa 1980 Honda CB750 with spoked wheels; a 17" rear with a "larger" drum brake hub and a 19" front with a "smaller" hub. Can you re-drill (?) the rear rim and spoke it to the front hub if I send you these two components? The entire wheel will be powder coated, so less expensive spokes would suffice.

    Ballpark estimate? Turnaround time?

    Thanks...

    Wrysingfeenix