Ask Woody About Your Wheels

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  1. trapperj

    trapperj Been here awhile

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    I bought a new Husqvarna Strada this past weekend. Wifes approval was only for the black one...as the Terra (red) that comes with proper sized wheels doesn't come with abs. So I bought the black Strada...knowing full well I'd be calling Woodys for spoked wheels. My question is what else will be needed to make the abs function on the blacktop? The Husky has the magic button so it'll be easy to turn off the abs once in gravel/dirt..also since its not a full balls to the wall dirt bike...what tires would you suggest ? No single track for me ...or at least not much. I will stick mostly hard dirt with a lot go gravel.?..but still will spend most time on blacktop just getting there..thanks
  2. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    I am in the process of purchasing an 03 Tiger 955i that will predominantly do dirt duty. I want to make a 21" front. Can you give me an idea what that will entail? I saw those BMW wheels a few entries back with the Galfer wave rotors. Do those work better than standard rotors? Do you think a Tiger could get by with one Galfer wave rotor?
  3. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    hi,in a nutshell[sorry am severlely crimped for time:cry]

    1,,,do you have wires or mags on your strada??
    2,,,what size rrims were you hoping to get ??just front or both???
    3,,so far all rim size changes have not affected the ABS systems...
    4,,what is affected is speedo/odometer readings,,,FYI some bikes have re-calibration circuits,,,yours???
    5,,keeping it mostly on pavement and fire roads i'd opt for our 50-50 set-up cpnsisting of 19/17 combo ,,you'll have the biggest selection of dual-sport tires available,i bet 905 of all dual sports come in this configuration,,since the marketing types know most of you will spend most of your time in the scenarios you just gave me...

    hope that helps
    :freakywoody
  4. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    hi,,
    1,,,if you have a wire wheel ,it will simply entail sending in or us building /sending you a kit

    2,,,the Galfers and their green pad combo is a favorite,,,they are lighter and work better than most stock set-ups...

    3,,regarding swapping to one rotor ...most folks won't be needing the additional braking off-road that a dual disc set-up offers,,,then you have the additional handling gains off-road that a lighter set-up offers. FYI,,converting to one disc will make it harder to squeeze the brake often necessitating a smaller diameter master cylinder....some folks like that it is harder[oops that didn't sound right:wink:],,,because they can't over-brake in the dirt/loose stuff

    gotta run
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  5. k-dmitriy

    k-dmitriy n00b

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    Hi. I'm a little confused. Searching for front rim on f800gs (to replace bent one re-using stock spokes, nipples and lace pattern), here Thread: Beware: F800gs Rims Are Junk! #223 Chris says that it has euro lace pattern. But according to info above and photo below it looks like jap - central spoke in tepee heading to the left???

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  6. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    Great picture below explaining. To clarify, the stock front F800GS wheel has a Jap lace pattern(between the "Teepee" goes to the left). The stock rear F800GS wheel has a Euro lace pattern(between the "Teepee" goes to the right).

    Because of the smaller nipple sizes, you probably won't find a rim that will just lace up to your hub, using stock spokes and nipples, outside of the stock rim, which because it's so ride, is the main reason why you bent in the first place.

    some options: 1) If you swapped the nipples out with correct gauge as spoke and 0.320" body diameter nipples(hint, the nipples used on the Rear F800 would be the correct ones, or can call up and purchase), they would work with most Jap lace pattern rims, but these rims will likely only be the 1.60x21" size, which is only really good on the F800 for going off-road or 50/50 riding.

    2) DID has a 1.85x21" rim with Jap lace pattern that we and others sell that if you went with 0.320" nipples would work, or we do have a custom drilled Excel as well that could work with larger nipples.

    If you wanted to stick with stock rim and keep inexpensive, we have stock used rims for the F800, and you can contact us if you're interested.

    Hope that helps and have a great weekend.

    Chris




  7. k-dmitriy

    k-dmitriy n00b

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    oh, thanks a lot. otherwise my brain will boil away. several days i tried to find that f*ing euro drilled rims, it's look like to find the holy grail. finally found it from 950 SE with normal price here, just in case check the lace pattern... confused... and than brain began to boil. great that not bought it.

    i'm not sure about buying stock rim again, does it make sense. of course, I drove into a big hole, but i noticed other several smallest dents on rim while riding very little at the moment, just at the end of season.
    either i'm not sure about 1.60, generally i ride on road. but roads here often like... hm... sometimes dirt rolled or gravel roads are better :) at least without big unexpected holes on asphalt road.
    thinking that 1.85 good quality rim will be fine. golden mean. sympathize with did dirtstar, and like they chains :)

    just one question remains, no matter how holes located? in most cases (did excel etc.) it have one hole on one side, one on another and so on, f800gs behr front rim holes located two in series - illustrated it here http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20666964&postcount=249
  8. Lost Rider

    Lost Rider Roadie

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    After receiving the second order for my ADV bikes from Woody I can't help but show some love in the best way I know how - with photos.

    The second to none service, knowledge and quality is undeniable... Woody's Wheels Rocks and play an important part of my getting LOST with quality, reliable parts!
    Lost Rider tested and approved. :deal

    Thank you Woody for you ongoing support of the motorcycle and ADVrider community !








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  9. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    Hi Woody

    Tried to send you an email via ADV but it apparently didn't make it.

    Have not been a customer of yours yet but as you are the expert on all things round, thought I might seek a bit of advice and/or direction from you.
    I am currently on an extended trip through the Americas, presently in Ecuador. I'm on an 800GS.

    My bike has developed an annoying vibration - shakes the bike most severelly at between 40kph and 60kph - feels like there is a chunk of something glued to one of the tires. It has become more pronounced with time. Now feeling a a light, higher frequency vibration around 100kph.

    I've had a TKC80 on the front balanced with Dyna Beads for about 9000 km.
    I had a TKC80 installed on the rear about 3000km ago in Medellin. I noticed the vibration about 1000 km after that.

    Just in case the Dyna Beads in the front had got some oil in there and clumped up, I replaced the front tube. No change.

    When my wife came down to Quito for a visit, she brought some more Dyna Beads with her that I put in the rear tire. No change.

    Tried rotating the rear tire 180 deg. No change.

    I'm currently heading back to Quito with my wife and I'm sure I can find some sort of tire and/or wheel guy but would appreciate any thoughts you might have as to what I should look for, anything I might be able to fix/adjust and what directions I can give to a local guy to fix.

    Thanks
    Steve May
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    ADV ride report at www.rexbuck.com ]

    hi steve,,,

    FYI,,i've got this thread on advrider.com :
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=145899

    it's the perfect place to post questions and dilemnas like yours...that way everyone in the community get's to share the problems,,chime in and get some answers,,,you havemy permission to cut n paste your question an dmy response if you'd like ,,,i as a vendor cannot post PM's and personal e-mails...

    ok,,first step is to do some simple checking,,

    1,,raise bike on centerstand ,have someone hold front end down ,,start bike ,pop into 1st or second gear and look at the tire,,,if you spot any anomally,,your eye will instantly recognize it,,,no need for fancy equipment,,,sometimes knobby tires loose a chunk of of the knob,,that will cause similar symptoms,,,,

    2,while up and engine off grab wheel to see if there is any
    weird side play grab tire in the 4 quadrants and see if the wheel is loose,,spin by hand to see if you hear strange noises coming from the bearing area,,these wheels and this thread chronicles similar stories like yours with noises similar just prior to TOTAL bearing failure,,,

    3,, if you wheel off you can perform the simple 'stick your finger in the bearing and rotate,,the should be ''smooth as silk!!' any roughness is ground for checking bore and taking corrective action or minimally R&R all the bearings and try and get a few more miles in....you do NOT want to be a victim of bearing failure ,,it get's real ugly real quick...nuff said

    4,repeat for front wheel

    FYI,,,noticed that the one item you didn't change was the front tire:deal

    holler with the results of this check out procedure
    woody
  10. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    Hey Woody
    Thanks for your input. I was almost ready to post to your thread and got looking at the front tire real close. Looked to me like it was wearing a bit uneven at the various wear-bars. Was able to talk the local touring bike rental place out of a new tire they had in stock. Put the new tire on and problem fixed.

    So will have to wait for awhile to see if the problem has gone away or resurfaces. I'm thinking it was either: Bad tire, Dyna-Beads clumping or something with the wheel.

    I got 40% less mileage out of this tire than I did the last TKC80 I had on there. So, if the problem arrises again, it probably won't be because of the tire, it won't be Dyna-Beads (took that tube out a while back), it will be something with the wheel. If that is the case, I'll post the situation up on your thread and see where it goes from there.

    Again, thanks very much for your time and help

    Steve
    May


    hi steve,,,

    good on ya for figuring it out,,,:clap:clapout of wack tire falls under the ''turn/spin wheel and you'll see the defect' portion of my self help routine

    FYI out of round wheels are the first cause of tires wearing unevenly,,,and the second cause is highway miles at speed especially off camber roads cause cupping to occur,,it is more pronounced on knobby tires[they flex more]

    do i have your permission to cut n paste our correspondence to the ask woody about your wheels thread??
    [i'll edit it for simplicity !
    enjoy,,happy chinese new year and safe travels
    :freaky

    woody
  11. dentvet

    dentvet Long timer

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    hello woody,
    concerning a 1991 Suzuki DR350-S model. The OEM spokes are thin and have .250 nipples. Do you make a thicker spoke set for these hubs? I realize that I would need an 18" rim with the bigger nipple holes and might need to drill the hub-holes.
    (there were two DR350 models then, the DR350-S has a cush hub, different than the DR350 dirt model.)

    yours, etc.
  12. RexBuck

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    Hi Woody

    Having a resource like yourself available when we are away from home is a huge help. :clap


    Thanks again for your help.


    Cheers
    Steve
  13. Blaise W

    Blaise W Been here awhile

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    Just want to say thanks to Woody and Zack for taking care of my Husky Terra while I was in the Denver area. They got me in ahead of schedule and out the same way. Great service, friendly folks, and super work. Here are the Excel rims that they laced up for me to replace my soft Behr stockers.
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  14. woody's wheel works

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    dear yours etc:wink:

    we can do all of the above n more:deal
    FYI,,i fyour rims are in good shape ,,we can re-cycle themmmmre-size /re-angle the holes,,,just tell me what ya hope to achieve and how much bling/$$$ ya want or don't want,,,from low budget to Pebble beach classic,,Bonneville to Dakar etc etc
    we can meet and exceed your expectations
    :freaky
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  15. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    Woody, do you have the specs for a set of front & rear spokes for a 1999 Husqvarna WR125 (18") or CR125 (19" rear)?

    I have a cherry, nearly new 99 WR125 and want to lace up black Excels but the stock nipples are all rusty inside. I doubt they will come apart clean or go back together with all the rust inside their heads on the tube side. It is wearing clean silver Excels already, 18" rear.

    Thank you.
  16. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    Hi,

    Yes we have the specs for oem size spokes/nipples. If you need to order a set it would be $105/set + S&H for a new stainless steel spokes/nipple kit in oem sizes.

    If you would like to order some, you can email us at woodyswheelworks@gmail.com or call us at 303/936/0232

    thanks,
    zach


  17. SRG

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    Hey there. I have a 2010 Husaberg FX450 set up for dualsport use. On the rear it has a Excel 18" rim and the stock Berg/KTM hub (no cush) all in excellent condition.

    What options do you have for a cush hub for me. Cost is a issue and I am not opposed to simply replacing my hub w/ a cush one and reusing the rest. I do not ride the bike hard (not doing triples at 55, small jumps maybe) or take heavy loads on it. I don't really want a complete extra/new wheel.

    What is the most economical option? If there are recommended upgrades above and beyond that, what are they?

    Thanks
  18. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    HI,

    We can re-use your oem rim to lace with a billet cush hub and superlaced with stainless steel spokes/nipples. It would be 795 + shipping for the hub/ spoke kit and lace/true. We can take your old hub on trade in, but would only be up to 75 if it's in great shape.

    The other option is trading in your complete wheel and getting a full wheel from us. A new rim can add from 160-240, and the trade in for the wheel can be up to 150 depending on the condition.

    If you would like to order a wheel or have any other questions, it's best to get a hold of us at woodyswheelworks@gmail.com

    thanks zach

  19. wotafm

    wotafm Adventurer

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    hi woody,
    i have a 03 1150 adventure and would like to get a second set of wheels for it what options are there and what sort of dollars would i be looking at and shipping to sydney aust

    thanks
  20. abnslr

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    Woody,
    I ride a 2012 F650GS twin. A BMW dealer substantially re-built it after an accident, but did not replace the wheels (very expensive parts.) I recently noticed a slow leak in the front tire (about 5 psi per day, so maybe not so slow) and took it back in -- it turns out the cast wheel has a crack at the head of one of the "spokes" and is leaking air out slowly from there. The dealer patched the inside of the rim with some kind of rubber sealant to stop the leak. They assured me it was safe to do this, that the crack through which air was escaping was not a threat to the structural integrity of the wheel. I'm skeptical, though surprised that a dealership isn't pressing me to replace an expensive part (the front wheel.) What say you? Is it even plausible that it is, in fact, safe to keep running that wheel? It's a small crack, but I'm concerned unseen stresses on the metal could make it a big problem. I don't need some kind of super-awesome offroad racing capability here -- it's a bike for commuting and touring, but I'd really prefer my front wheel not break while I'm engaged in those activities.
    -abnslr