Ask Woody About Your Wheels

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  1. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    Hi,

    Yes we would only use the Cush drive hub on the 950 bikes, the power is too great to use a non-cush drive hub.

    It would be best to try and sell your oem wheel's for more money, and build another set using Excel rim's, billet hub's, black spokes and orange nipples. It would be $2,068 for a new set with black spokes/orange nipples with oem size black excel rim's. If we used your rim's it would be $1,546 + shipping for the hubs, spokes and lacing.

    If you ride more on-road and not a lot off-road, we would recommend a 19/17 set for a better street ride. It would only be an extra $150 over the 21/18 set to have a set with black excel 19 x 2.5, 17 x 4.25 rims, billet hub's, black spokes/orange nipples and superlace/trued.

    If you would like to order anything or have more specific questions, it's best to email us at woodyswheelworks@gmai.com or give us a call.

    Thanks Zach
  2. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    A company called DMC Sidecars is doing these conversions. You can email Jay at: jay@dmcsidecars.com or call him 1-866-638-1793

    Hope that points you in the right direction and feel free to edit your post with feedback on how it goes.

    Thanks,
    Chris


  3. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    Hi folks ,,Chris did a great job explaining most of it...

    So from Saigon a few more tidbits:

    1,,,different engineers solve the location of the dimples to accommodate the spokes not touching each other...hence move dimple location

    2,,, straight spokes have to follow the path dictated by their origin in the hub ( or as in the case of all of BMWs X-laced tubeless wheels...which have no dimples...the angles of the spoke in lips of rim have to go to their specific destination to the nipples in the hub.) and the dimples are placed accordingly in the rim

    3,,,when a rim is not centered on the hub for balanced lateral loads,,,some manufacturers resort to X-lacing. Ie taking spokes from one side of hub ,,then crossing over the centerline to obtain better triangulation/strength ,,,,

    4,,, Harley Davidson narrow glide front wheels use all inner spokes to accommodate the spokes not hitting the brake caliper...to avoid the spokes binding they resorted to having all the inner-inner spokes cross over ala x-lace technique to solve their dilemna

    Ok enough explaining,,,got to find fellow inmate VietHorse
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    Woody
  4. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    I have a BMW R100GS front hub and would like to have an 21inch Excell tube rim laced to it, with a triple cross lace. SS spokes. 3-4 years ago you did one for me. The spokes were double butted (heavier at the ends). how much am I looking at plus shipping to Ky 42104.

    how much to paint the hub also??

    Also, which is best and why, dimpled rims or just drilled rims. I would prefer which ever is stronger.

    Another one just like this-

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  5. Cauldron

    Cauldron Now in DESMODROMIC!

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    Howdy.

    I need two new spokes for a front wheel, and I cannot find out what size to order. Would you be able to find out? Is there a way to measure them and use that?

    It's a 19" stock wheel on a 1995 Ducati Elefant. The spokes are stainless I believe.

    Thank you
  6. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Hi Woody,
    I really want to send my XC rear to you for tubeless conversion. I could have sworn I read somewhere that you did it for around $100, but this thread shows $338.

    I guess I'm wondering if there are options with this, or if its $338 or nothin'. Also, what is, typically, shipping on a wheel from you to zip 02905? Just looking for the full cost to figure if its worth it to me.

    Thanks
    Jim
  7. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    FYI.....
    1,,, yes we'll seal for tubeless if the rim has safety bead
    2,,,tis best to true/tighten all spokes for optimal benefits before you seal
    3,,, parts n labor with one year warranty = $99 plus S&H
    4,,,S&H circa $30 off the top of my head
    5,,,circa 3-4 day turn around normally
    6,,, it's worth it....

    :freaky
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  8. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Thanks for quick response!

    I'll figure out when I can get the wheel out and get it to you. Oh, what is turn around on that? Of course, I waited until the first 50deg day we've had in 3mos to get on this. Riding a bike for the first time in awhile will do that:1drink

    Jim
  9. SCflyer

    SCflyer Long timer

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    Woody,
    Wondering if you've had an 1190 wheel to peruse and see what you'd be able to do with it in regards to the Superlace as well as sealing for tubeless. Ill be getting a standard 1190 and know they are tubeless stock. Though only 2 of many bikes sold, read where guys had problems with the OEM seal around the center and could not get a good seal with tubeless.

    I had a set of your sealed wheels on a GSA and no issues. Looking at staying stock, not riding more than moderate dirt within the standard capability but mostly street. Just thinking of a set-up that would leave no concern of damaging the OEM seal strip or TPMS.

    Also read a few posts back where you could build a set of wheels with slightly narrower rim but looking to stay with OEM for now. But if I were, what would that involve? Use the 1190 hub and you bulid a wheel around it?

    Thanks for any info.
  10. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    Hi,

    We can build a new wheel using your oem hub, superlaced with heavy duty stainless steel spokes/nipples to a 21 x 1.85 NON-Dimpled excel, with a silver rim and blasting/clear coating your oem hub would be $587 + shipping for the part's/labor.

    We can only use NON-dimpled rim's on the 40 hole hub's, as we can only get 36 hole dimpled 21 x 1.85 rim's, and we also need to have the wheel X-laced in order to make it work with the caliper.

    Let us know if you have any other questions.

    Thanks Zach
  11. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    Hi,

    The easiest way to get the spec's would be to take an old spoke out and measure the overall lenght underneath the spoke head to the end of the thread. Also measure the width of the spokes to ensure the gauge of the spokes. If you need nipples you will also want to measure the width of the nipple and the lenght as well.

    We don't have this wheel spec in stock, but can figure out if you can give us a call to order some spokes.

    Thanks Zach
  12. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    Hi,

    We can superlace the oem wheel's and use our sealing technique to have a tubeless wheel with the oem rim/hub. If you want a stronger rim we can use 19 x 2.5, 17x 4.25 excel rim's for more dual sport riding and more tire selections' as well. It would be around $1,000-1200 for part's/labor, depending on what we used.

    We have also heard of the 21/18 wheel's having issues with the oem seal, but in our opinion any more aggressive off-road should be used with tube's especially if you drop the tire pressure.

    We can superlace the oem wheel's and re-use the oem seal's and TPMS but it's recommended to buy a new seal from KTM to ensure it will work.

    Thanks Zach
  13. Cauldron

    Cauldron Now in DESMODROMIC!

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    I called and gave all the dimensions. Thank you.
  14. Cauldron

    Cauldron Now in DESMODROMIC!

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    Spokes showed up today. I finished lacing the wheel, and realized I didn't have a spoke wrench.. I cut a slot in the handle of my 17mm axle wrench, and it works perfect.

    I've never trued a wheel before, but it went well, and the tire is mounted now. Sharpies and patience helped a bunch!

    Thank you Woody's Wheel Works for everything.
  15. UpST8

    UpST8 turnin gas to noise

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    I am in need of new front rim for my F800GS, the butter Behrs are definitely not up to the task of off road riding. I don't intend to stop riding off the beaten path, so I would like to upgrade the rim...front only for now till I can get more $$$

    So my question is this...in your experience, who makes the stronger rim? Excel or Sun?
  16. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    Excel:deal
    And we have anything ya need for the upgrade...
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  17. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    Have a couple job openings here at Woody's Wheel Works.

    One for Service Writer, see posting here: http://denver.craigslist.org/csr/4362014156.html

    Another for Tire/Wheel tech that can see here: http://denver.craigslist.org/lab/4338076695.html

    Also, taking resume's and interest for someone interested in learning everything about wire wheels. We are in need of another wire wheel technician and this is a chance to learn from the best and build some of the strongest wheels around. In the process there is an opportunity to learn how to true BMW x-laced wheels & other tricks from Woody. This position requires someone with above average technical skills, but willing to get hands dirty when necessary.

    You must have:
    Positive Attitude
    Be Driven
    Take Initiative
    Be On Time
    And above all.....Integrity
    ...we never ,,,ever forget that our customers trust us with their lives and their hard earned $$$$

    You can reply via the individual ads mentioned above, or PM.

    Thanks,
    Chris
  18. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    Woody - A friend swears by Simple Green for getting winter crud off her rims, but I heard somewhere it had some nasty side effects. Did I read that here? If so, what was the issue?

    TIA, Pete
  19. houlster

    houlster Been here awhile

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    Woody,

    I've got a set of tubeless Excel wheels running tubeless tires, but the bike came from the factory with tubes.

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    This is the front. It has what looks like a protector / seal in the rim. I'm guessing it's just for protecting the tube though & not sealing the wheel. It's kind of a hard material, not rubber. I don't think it'll come off without cutting.

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    I was expecting these to be tubeless until I did the first tire change. Can I expect these to actually be air-tight? Or to need to cut off the protector ring in there and seal like you and/or one of the multiple threads here show?

    thx
    --Dan
  20. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    hi pete et al,,
    Simple Green does work great for removing all kinds of stuff,,,AND perhaps works too good ,,because it also will affect the surface and often leaves it looking stained /smudged/discolored/streaks etc...it affects some anodized surfaces worse than others...

    a product called SS100 is far more benevolent.

    woody