Ask Woody About Your Wheels

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

  1. Marozas

    Marozas Adventurer

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    Thanks Woody for replay
    My friend is visiting USA - probably he will able to visit you. I will check that.
    by the way - do you ship goods to Europe?

  2. GS Weaver

    GS Weaver idiot

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    Hey Woody,
    Two questions. First, I hit a pothole on my 1150GS Adventure and did a number on my front rim. If you look at the picture, I flat-spotted it. The flat spot is noticable at low speeds now, especially with a brand new tire. Is something like that repairable? If not, what are my options?

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    Second, the car wheel. I hit a curb pulling out of a parking spot in my Honda S2000. :bluduh A stock rim from Honda is $600, and I haven't had much luck finding one cheap online. The wheel isn't bent or anything, just the scratches. About how much to repair something like this? I won't hold you to the price, just wondering if it worth fixing. Thanks!

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  3. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    as well as Europa:thumb
  4. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    the Gs wheel will require partial dismantling,,,straightenining the rim and then reassemble and true,,,circa $250 but less than $300:thumb

    the honda,,,will need weld/machine /powdercoat clear,,less than $200

    give us 2-3 days usaually for turnaround,,,:clapwoody
  5. Tater

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    Just wanted to thank you guys for the beautiful work you did on my wheels. They look better than ever! Here's some pics for ya Chris.
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    I even had to give her a bath to celebrate! Thanks again boys!
  6. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Aspiring advrider

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    I've been daydreaming about a project I'm about to start. As part of that project, I'd like to work over the wheels. I have a 69-71 Honda CB175 with front and rear drum. I'd like to pull the hubs off and powdercoat them black while converting the hoops and spokes to black anodized aluminum to match (excel or DID?). Can you PM me with some ballpark figures on what I should budget? Also, the sizes of the stock tires are 2.75x18 and 3x18...I was wondering if a tire rim width change might make getting conventional street tires easier than the vintage sizes.

    Any advice or guidance is appreciated.

    Thanks
    Sean
  7. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    sean,,,we can handle ALL of the above services,,,circa $700 w stronger ss spokes and zartan nippleas,,,does not include tires

    regarding tires,,,,i have to ask,,,what is your intended use for this dream bike?:ear:ear:ear,,,and how much clearance do you have on the existing tire sizes????:wink:

    later,,,woody
  8. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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  9. iqbaliqbal

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    Sorry to be redundant- I have this in another post in the Vendor area! I’ll take down the previous posting.

    Back in Dec, Chris @ Woody’s helped me with an order; a new front rim & spokes with a Superlace pattern for my ‘05 950 Adv. I’ve put-off building the wheel long enough and I finally unassembled the front wheel this AM.
    I checked out http://www.woodyswheelworks.com/superlace.htm to get a better understanding of how to lace the wheel, but I still had a couple of quick questions:

    1) Do I apply the brown/reddish fluid to the threads on the end of the spokes (I know, embarrassing Q- go ahead, get out of your system guys!). Is that a thread lock or lube?

    2) Is there a larger picture that illustrates how the Superlace looks on the wheel once completed? I’m having a hard time getting my walnut-sized brain wrapped around the Superlace pattern. From the pic on the website, is it safe to conclude every spoke will connect to the rim at that ‘near 90 degree angle’ when using the hub’s diameter as a reference?

    I’m sure there’s probably a clearer way to ask these questions, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

    Thanks in advance for the feedback!
  10. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    :huh your rim was predrilled and countersunk for the new improved x-3 pattern,,,,your oem wheel used a x=2 pattern,,,,assemble the spokes in the hub and 'wind them up so that the spokes going the opposite direction cross 3 spokes going the opposite way,,,,align rim so that when you put the nipple in it points to the spoke that is in alignment with it ,,,do that 36 times and start to snug nipples evenly,,,check the centering left and right,,,,keep on truing your wheel til you are satisfied ,,hopefuly you get to a point where the radial and axial run-out are +/- .020'' 0r less in ALL directions:super

    afterwards,,,:1drink:1drink:1drink:super:super:super:jump:jump:jump

    :beer

    woody
  11. iqbaliqbal

    iqbaliqbal Adventurer

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    I think I understand!
    So using a clock’s face as a reference, if I had a spoke pointing to 10:00, that spoke would have 3 spokes crossing its path – say to 12:00, 2:00 and 3:00?
  12. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    when you follow the path of one spoke from the hub to the rim.....

    count how many spoke going in the opposite direction that you have crossed..

    that equals the lace pattern,,,ie cross none= radial lace,,,cross 1spoke=x1,,,cross 2=x2 etc

    the smaller the hub diameter the more crossing you'll need ,,conversely,,,the larger the diameter of hub for the same diameter rim you'll need less crosses to get that optimal 90degree angle:thumb

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  13. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    These photos are from a custom Hawk GT 650 Project.,,,,,the idea is to make awire wheeled dual sport out of the road-bike,,,,since the original mags were inappropriately sized and had a rather large dish/offset to the left on the rear wheel,,,we had a few hurdles to overcome,,,VOILA,,,a few months later thanks to reconfiguring a Superlite BMW rear hub we lucked out,,,,Buchanans custom drilled a4.25x17 excel to my specs,,,,we missed the center'line of the bike and the centerline of the wheel by a whopping.0005'':wink:
    the front wheel was straightforward 21'' using RAD hub

    Below are a couple photos of the rear wheel. Comments and more photos to follow:

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    left side view with spindle/axle in place,,,,

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    right side view of rear wheel with mounting cone and axle nut,,,,

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    i usually sign off on my handiwork,,,someone has to claim responsibility:thumb

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  14. TymeRider

    TymeRider Been here awhile

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    From another Woody thread:
    Woody, a couple questions:
    1) Are these still the options for X-challenge wheels or have you made your superlite hubs for the X-Challenge?

    2) Do the RAD KTM hubs use larger bearings than the stock X-Challenge hubs?

    3) When I've decided on a desired configuration and want a quote, should I call you, send you a PM on here, or email you?

    Thanks
  15. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    thank u 2,,,waiting to hear from you
    woody
  16. winterhk

    winterhk *Disminuya Su Velocidad*

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    Hey Woody and crew,

    I have a bungled rear wheel on my 2000 1150GS. I need 7 spokes and seven nipples and no dealers have them and they're months out from the factory in Germany. Do you have any spokes/nipples you'd be willing to sell? Or do you only build wheels and such?

    Thanks,
    Brian
  17. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    hi brian,,,send me an address and the parts will be on their way,,,,there are enough previous posts on installing a few spokes,,,,

    just be forewarned that dealing with x-laced rims is a major brain exercise,,,, put em all in gently and tighten evenly,,,til they sound like their neigbors...and make sure the rest are at least snug,,,

    again,,,a wobbly wheel with tight spokes will at least get you further than one with loose and missing spokes,,,chill on the speeds you carry,,,,because the remaining 33 spokes have been doing the work of 40,,,,expect some of these to snap too !!!!!

    good news is we can help ya down the road and rebuild it for far less money than anew one,,,besides it'll end up truer and stay true longer to boot:thumb

    holler if we can be of assistance,,,

    woody

    OBTW,,,,don't forget the lil grub screws hiding way down in the nipples,,,they've snookered more than one wheelsmith,,,myself included:wink:
  18. GaelicDog

    GaelicDog Lesser of Two Weasels

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    Woody, you have a set of wheels for sale on you site for the KTM 125 to 525, black Excel rims with orange Talon hubs. Will this set up fit the 2008 530 XCRW's? :ear
  19. Crashed Bad

    Crashed Bad Big man, little bike

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    Hi Woody,

    How much to replace the front Behr Rim (hoop only, reusing my spokes and hub) with Excel (double label or A60, whatever you recommend) and what is your turn around time?

    Thanks,

    Rick
  20. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    These are still the options on the X-Challenge. We can do the front billet RAD hubs without much difference, but the rear billet hubs are a ways out. The stock hubs are the only matching hubs available at this time.

    The bearings are 52mm OD on the Rad's and 42mm OD on the G650's.

    If you're intersted in getting a quote, please e-mail me at: woodyswheelworks@gmail.com or call us at the number below.

    Thanks,
    Chris