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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    someone did it before,,,,however i think from what i've read,,,that we could pull off a more elegant solution,,,possibly use my new superlite hub that i developed for the HP-2 crowd...it uses a KTM disc bolt patternmmmhalfway there and is 1/4'' wider per side than the stock 950 adv....intriquing

    looks like this...

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=288592

    the rear is interchangeabl i believe:thumb
  2. USMCG_Spyder

    USMCG_Spyder RPOC pilot

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    Got my Gear-Up pusher, hack and spare back from Woody today :clap

    During the course of the work we decided to punt the Rooskie steel rims in favor of Excel's, then decided instead of color-matching the OD green for the rims we'd see what a full camo job would look like (rims, spokes and hubs). I'll let the pictures speak for themselves:

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    These are the best I can do for now - had to go over to the storage joint and put 'em on by the light of my trusty USMC moonbeam, then park the Pig against the bulkhead in my crowded garage to install the freshly painted OD green hack windscreen. Tomorrow I gotta work on the brakes, and I'll take some pix of the pusher and whatnot.

    Then I'm gonna go FLOG 'EM :ricky

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  3. Zen Slug

    Zen Slug Spineless Adventurer

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    woody,

    i bent up the soft stock rim on my 05.5 950 adventure recently and want to replace it with something stronger. saw pyndon posting HERE that the 1.60" excel A60 is the strongest 21 inch rim available for the LC8, but i'm thinking i might wanna go with the 1.85" width for better on-road performance.

    is there any advantage of going with D.I.D. or Sun or Excel in the 1.85x21 size in terms of strength and resistance to dents and dings? are all available in anodized black?


    thanks!

    -eran
  4. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    Pyndon was right that the A-60 appears to be the toughest rim out there,,,unfortunately it is has the wrong indexing for the 950 front hubs,,,

    he lucked out because we had a protype 950 Adventure hub floating around that was mis-indexed....good news for him,cuz we were able to use it and superlace it...

    the 1.60 size is best suited for super rigorous dirt riding,,,for all around strength and practical use on the highway and the fire roads,,,we've had the greatest success with the aftermarket double signature Excel 7000 series aluminum rims.... we custom drill them in a euro indexing and our x3 superlace pattern...no problems yet,,,,the one or two that have been through the mill had definitely been tacoed at warp speeds
  5. Design4D

    Design4D Been here awhile

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    Woody

    What size wrench do i need a 7mm or a 6.8 spoke wrench ??????? from pro motion???
    I measured my nipples they are 6.87mm (yes i know .07mm = .003")
    I have about a .06" potato chip going on 2 highs 2 low 90deg apart.
    its on a 2nd wheel and was going to give it a shot, used to be pretty good with bicycle wheels.

    Thanks
    Michael
  6. woodysrookie

    woodysrookie Adventurer

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    I would say go with the 6.9 wrench! :D
  7. woodysrookie

    woodysrookie Adventurer

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    I would get the 6.9 wrench!:D
  8. MountainClimber

    MountainClimber Snipe

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    Thinking about doing the TAT over the summer on my 12 GS and would like some beefier rims. What sizes would you recommend?
  9. Sir Not Appearing

    Sir Not Appearing That's no ordinary rabbit

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    I have a KLR600 front wheel that I would like to have resized from 21" to 19" using the original hub. I'd like to run a 100/90-19 tire. If you could give me some pricing options, I'd entertain a new rim and spokes but if the price could be kept down by using a used/reconditioned rim you might have that would work. Trying to do this bike on a budget. Feel free to PM me with details.
  10. Springs

    Springs Shipping Wars

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    Here is an unsolicited review for an outstanding company! These folks are a pleasure to work with. Every encounter with anyone who is speaking with the public has just plain been great!
    They helped me with a custom wheel to use for my Baja trip with my son and I would not have been able to afford it at that time. The wheel was a vast improvement to my stock wheel. This was 21" front wheel for my 2004 GSA. If you need or want to talk about it PM it!
    I wouldn't run anything else after having ridden 6000 on an off-road miles with it.
    Their products are very nice and as good as I have seen. Remember you get what you pay for.
    Chris and Woody are very straight shooters and I thank them publicly for all of their help.
    I will be a return customer and have referred them several times already.
    Top notch company and people!
    Springer
  11. Meathead

    Meathead tin man

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    Woody, I swore I wouldn't do this but I have . . . bent my front stocker on the 950. :umph It's not bad, but noticeable. The right bead is whacked about 1/4" in (and out a bit, I suppose). What are the odds the rim can be straightened so that I can mount a Scorpion and use if for long trips?

    I'm also gonna be in the market for a Superlaced 1.85 Excel, I suppose. :nod
  12. PlugUgly

    PlugUgly The Littlest Giant

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    I have a feeling my question will spawn more questions than I can answer, but here goes. I bought a '02 KLR that the previous owner motarded. He did it a bit oddly, but I liked it. One of the odd things is that he used the wheel from a CBR600F3 for the front, and converted it to use the dual discs by putting two left forks and calipers on the bike. The rear is a ZX6R wheel. I have the stock wheels, and would like to be able to switch back and forth with between street and dual sport wheels.

    After all that backstory, my question is whether or not it will be possible to find a hub that will take dual discs and work with my admittedly odd setup.

    If "absolutely not" is not the answer, I'm sure you'll need some specs from the Honda wheel that I will try to get you. If the answer is "Sure, for several hundered dollars," I will probably end up just switching the tires on the rims for seasonal changes.

    Thanks for your time.
  13. Zen Slug

    Zen Slug Spineless Adventurer

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    there's a hub on your bike right now that works, right?:evil


    seems to me that all you gotta do is figure out what kind of hub is on there now and buy another one.:dunno
  14. StephenB

    StephenB G(/)S ... what else!

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    <a href="http://www.woodyswheelworks.com/" target=" _blank">Woody's Wheelworks</a> did an amazing job on the rear wheel (<i>17x2.50in Excel rim laced 1/2in offcenter to stock GS rear hub</i>) and the front wheel (<i>21x1.85in Excel rim laced to stock GS front hub</i>) for my GS monolever conversion.
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    The rear Kenda 761 Dual Sport is 127mm wide which clear the monolever swingarm by approx 8mm as the rim is laced off-center just shy of 1/2in.
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    Excellent workmanship, good communications, overall a more than satisfied customer. I would suggest to give them all the time they need, that way you get the best of them!

    The bike is nowhere near ready to be ridden, but the wheels will certainly will be the least of my problems.

    Thanks to the team at Woody's.
  15. PlugUgly

    PlugUgly The Littlest Giant

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    Maybe I wasn't clear, I want a spoked hub to lace up to my stock rim. Currently, it has a cast wheel on the front and rear.
  16. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    Do you want something that is more off-road worthy like a 21" front wheel? Do you want to keep the street performance that the current 19/17 set affords you? Does it matter whether or not the wheels are tubeless?

    Answer these questions and I'll be better able to help you. Thanks for the question and look forward to providing you with a solution for your needs.

    Thanks,
    Chris

  17. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    Not a problem. We usually recommend a 2.50x19 for dual sport fronts, but a 2.15x19 could work with that size tire and we're more likely to have a good used 2.15x19 laying around. Anyway you cut it, we'll have to Superlace it because we'll be using a rear rim for a front hub. Ballpark with a good used rim, stainless spokes, and zinc plated nipples is about $250. With a new rim is about $325 and with stainless nipples is about $350.

    You can call the toll free number or e-mail us at: woodyswheelworks@gmail.com with any further questions.

    Thanks,
    Chris

  18. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    Thank you for the kind words.

    Chris

  19. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    Well, it's most likely we can straighten and true it for between $60-100 plus shipping(about $20 each way). Turnaround is just a couple days. If it's not repairable(not much we can't repair), then we have many good used rims we can replace it with to save a buck.

    Not a problem on building a more off-road worthy wheel. Almost everything is in stock. Call or e-mail if you have any other questions.

    Thanks,
    Chris

  20. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    I'm sure there are many people who would like to see this conversion. A picture's worth... If you were to send the cast wheel with the spacer's, we could see what we could come up with. It's possible that we could adapt one of the hundreds of wheels we have lying around, but may take some time. If we're able to use a newer style hub, it may cut down on the time, but it will increase the cost. Could range anywhere from $100-600, just would have to see the wheel.

    Shipping is $20 each way, no cost to do a little R&D. Call or e-mail with any other questions.

    Thanks,
    Chris