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Discussion in 'Vendors' started by woody's wheel works, Jun 17, 2006.
Great, thank you. I have sent you guys a service request through your site.
Sent you a PM yesterday, still awaiting your reply.
kwik info circa $15-200 from what i see,,,
your tire is the best packaging...we'll R&R n balance =$25 ....
S&H== circa $35
I am looking forward to tubeless options for front wheel of DR650.
As of now I ve got mixed reviews on sealing of front stock rim, and yeah currently am using stock 21' rim upfornt.
If 21' tubeless is not advisable I can consider 19' tubeless rim.
If you could provide suggestions/rough estimate for the above that will be great.
for starters ,,once again,,,we only seal rims with a safety bead...
in 21'' there's only one allo rim available to my knowledge..it's a Sun 2.15 dimplesless rim....we have sealed them with success.AND have learned they simply do not stand up to hard ponding off road...hence the first rock ya hit will probably put a ding in your rim and POOOF...instant flat !!!!
that being said,,,your notion of using the the 19 brings more options into play...our preference is the 2.5x19 excel,,,,light /strong/with safety bead .Sorry their are no 1.85/2.15 safety beaded rims out their...period
plenty of tires available for that rim size in all configurations....
silver Excel,heavy duty ss spokes ,superlace n true circa $485 sealing parts n labor =$99
hope that helps
PS sorry for slow reply,,it's Sturgis time and the shop got slammed
Thanks Woody, that definitely helps.
Seems like I need to find someone to trade 21 vs 19 wheel
good luck,,,,don't know of too many conversions like this,,at least ya now where it's possible...
FYI,,am working on 1.85x21 with safety bead..Psssst...top secret
Seems this place do have a 2.15 21 inch rim with safety bead?
Italian company have NOT tried their product but at least there seems to be and option.
Probably very expensive by the time you have it delivered to the US tho.
At 225 Euros that's about 300 dollars at the current exchange rate minus at least 20% VAT because its leaving the EU. Italian VAT could be as high as 21 or 22% by now.
Just wondering if the RAD hubs for the F8GS uses the same spokes as the stock F8GS hubs?
If so, would you happen to have the specs for the rear spokes needed with a 18" rim?
Seems like i need to wait a bit
Sent you guys an email a couple weeks ago with a service request and a few questions, then a follow up email last week. Haven't heard from you guys since. I'm the one asking about having the Excels shipped from England to you.
Let me know, thanks.
FYI,,,i passed on your request to Chris yesterday,,we've been swamped with all the Sturgis crowd passing through and needing stuff fixed/tires mounted etc...everyone is standing around because they are either coming or going....
they are anxious to continue their journey....i'm sure you can relate....
we do our damndest to help em out,,,having been in that predicament many times myself...
No worries, there's not a huge rush as my bike is still in rebuild mode, just wanted to hear that my email hadn't been lost. Thanks!
Originally Posted by PHXAdventure
I have a 2007 KTM 990 that I would like to convert to tubeless. The reason I want tubeless is for easyier repairs on the side of the road.
I've looked at a lot of options like Bar TUbbless. Outex tubless etc, From what I gather my stock front rim lacks the safety bead that will keep a tubeless 21in tire in place at low pressures.
I plan on riding the KTM 80% road 20% off road,
I plan on Riding from Phoenix AZ to Florence OR and Back and want to deside to stay with Tubes or Go Tubless by then
Thanks in Advance
Shawn aka PHX Adventure
FYI..... The Sun 1.85 that Zach sealed for me, about a year ago, has given me zero troubles. I run the TKC80 you mounted ( 2009 8GS) at 26 psi in the dirt. It have survived thousands of miles in the desert southwest. It leaks perhaps 1, pr month, and have had no flats, or burbs. It is a great combo.
Thanks ebrabaek. Thats good to know it worked for you.
Seems like we do have options for ADVers looking for 21' TL wheels.
i KNOW Sun comes in 2.15 x21 for sure....it's news to me that the 1.85 was machined with safety bead...
Look folks...FYI we have sealed numerous 21 rims with no safety beads...almost all for X-country racers who dig the rapid way ya can swap a tire...AND that rapid way will usually lead to instant deflation and all the issues ya get with a tire running amok on your rim...AND then again it's really not much different than running a tube type set-up and experiencing a blow-out...
FYI #2...the other issue comes with what tires you mount on the rim and how big the safety bead is...BWOE,,,our beloved TKC-80 in 21TL configuration are so soft and 2ply thin sidewalls..that they slip on and off the tire with nary any effort...NOT something ya want if the tire pressure is too low....
LOL... Now ya got me thinking...... Perhaps mine is a 2.15..... Grrrrr.... Bike is in the aircraft hanger, so I cannot check. Either way I dont go below 26 psi in the front, and 28 in the back of the rims Zach build, and they have held up fantaboulistically.