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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    FYI ,,i've already been given the word by all my suppliers,,,, especially Buchanans,,, that i am to expect a 10%+ price increase across the board...as of january 1st...
    FYI we at the wheel works have been trying to maintain the prices,,, most of which i havn't changed in 10+years...
    having all of you talk up our product has been a major factor in keeping the costs down...and trying to be ever more efficient....

    we've run into the wall where my suppliers have steadily raised my costs and i in turn will be needing to reflect that in an upgraded price structure...

    so order before the first and PLEASE pass the word....

    to answer your question regarding price ..circa $1700-1900,,,haven't gotten an estimate of what the new hubs will go for,,,, the old complete assy went for circa $499 for the rear with cush- drive /sprocket carrier and dampening rubbers...

    woody
  2. MoxNix

    MoxNix Ex-ExPat

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    My XR is a 09.

    I don't have any hubs, so... will you use XL1200R hubs (twin discs up front)?

    I'm snow-bound so no hurry.
  3. ptc05ADV

    ptc05ADV Looking for adventure

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    Woody, if it is only going to be 10% then you are lucky, as are we because of your dogged support of your customers.
    A BRAVO TO YOU and your Crew!!

    I will send you a PM with my exact requirements for my 19/17 inch set-up. Any recommendations that you have regarding Excel versus____?? and available colours would be appreciated. I am thinking KTM (or closest) orange for the rims, hubs?? (black?), spokes are there colour choices. Cross-lacing and superlacing of course, and supersize I guess. Also wondering about cost to going sealed versus staying with tubes? Oh yeah shipping to ZIP 13669-3474.
    Cheers,
    Peter C

  4. jgreer

    jgreer close this thread already

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    Woody,

    I purchased a cush hub from your shop about 2 years ago and the big bearing on the the sprocket side went out. As info its a 2007 KTM 450 exc. The question here is do you have a replacement bearing, dust cover and how much? Other than this, the wheel has been perfect with no broken spokes like I had on my stock rear wheel:clap.

    Thank You for your work!
  5. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    merrry xmas jgreer!!!

    well,,it would help to know what brand hub you bought,,,if it is a RAD we may want to check/measure the bearing bore,,,i'll check with them if it is under warranty,,,,

    in the meantime,,,i'll need to know the bearing #/dimensions as well as the seal specs...should'nt be more than $20 for bearing and seal.

    holler..

    woody
  6. Wolfgang55

    Wolfgang55 Long timer

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    Have an 09 r12gs w/ the spoked rims. I'm seriously considering getting into the sidecar adv w/ my gs.

    Is there a better spoke set up for such a high load bearing issue?

    thanks
  7. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    i think that the X-laced wheels make good candidates for sidecar use...they have plenty of strength for lateral loads ,,we do beef em with 8g ss spokes n nipples....
    am working on 15'' mag wheels to be adapted for use on the rear of the bike that way you can use real car tires tubeless sporting a nice flat profile ..we often use michelin 145s a bit smaller in overall diameter hence lowering your gearing some,,,works...

    holler,

    woody
  8. DmsFab

    DmsFab Banned

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    How quick of a turn around do you have for wheel straightening? I have an XR650R coming this week that has a slight bend on the front wheel. It is only bent on one lip(right side) It is only bent by about 3/16" or so. Is this something that I could drop off and maybe go have some lunch or run around for a few hours and then pick up? I will pm you a pic of the damage. Thanks!!
  9. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    hi like i mentioned in your PM,,circa $70-100 is usual range for straighte an dre-true rim....

    all you have to do is tell Jil our counter girl and we'll get you in and out of there,,,give us an hour or two,,,there's a bar n grill a block from us...

    woody
  10. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    we've corresponded on e-mail some. So what would be the best rim size and width for a dirt road blaster with the occasional rocky mining road thrown in. all on a 500 lb bike with 7"rr and 8"frt travel :ear
  11. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    probably 1.85 x21 up front and 3.5x17 rear with a 150/70x17 tire fro alla round maybe a 2.5x18 if ya really want a large selection of knobbies....

    sound good to you???

    woody
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    johnwesley wanta be

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    yea that sounds good I was leaning to the 18" and 21" just for the large skinny tire look and tire selection. didn't know how good it would be on the gravel roads. I guess pretty sweet the dirt track guys run tall skinny tires and this bike will resemble the flat track look :D
  13. Greenflyfarmer

    Greenflyfarmer I'm better now.

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    Woody,

    I just sent you an email. I need to rebuild my front wheel. Thanks
  14. PeterX

    PeterX Been here awhile

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    Hi Woody,

    I'm new to all this and I just picked up a BMW F8 that I'm trying to manage on a 29" inseam. My off road riding will be logging roads and gravel, nothing too wild. Could I get the 21" front changed over to a 19" for the better on road handling and so the bike doesn't give me such a nosebleed?
    Thanks,
    Peter X


  15. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    Peter,,happy new year and we can make you even happier by truly lowering your bike close to inch i think....
    simply by swapping rims n tires....without compromising your riding experience ,,it will certainly enhance it on the slab..

    before i get into specifics i need to know what model F8 and your current rim and tire sizes,,,,

    holler
    woody
  16. PeterX

    PeterX Been here awhile

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    Happy New Year to you as well, thanks for the quick reply. The bike is a 2009 F800GS with 16K on it. The front wheel is 21", but you knew that. The tire is a new Battlewing, 90/90/-21 the wheel is 2.15x21, the rear is 4.25 x 17 tire is 150/70-17

    Thanks,

    Peter


  17. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    ok ,,we can lower front end circa 3/4-1inch by going to 2.5x19 sporting 110/80x19 tires

    up dated 1/7/11...and the rear is going to be a little tricky...i just did some re-checking,,must've had a brain fart:>)

    FYI here's a tire/rim-width chart that's hidden in my www website
    http://www.woodyswheelworks.com/rim_and_tire.htm

    when i reviewed what i suggested i realized the truth lurks between the chart and what's actually available in the dual-sport/or any tire range

    so ...the tire height from the bead=
    150/70x17=150mm x 70%=105mm
    140/80x17 =112 actually 7mm taller than the 150/70
    130/80=x17= 104mm bike is lowered 1mm
    150/60x17= 90mm wow...that will lower the rear 15mm or 5/8'' and needs a4.25x17 rim which you have....unfortunately only Avon specs this tire for super motard use ,,it's real sticky for racing and NOT recommended for heavier bikes

    bottom line is theirs not much we can do with the rear to help:cry
    w
  18. PeterX

    PeterX Been here awhile

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    I hadn't even thought about needing to change the rear. What would the approximate cost be for both?
    What kinds of price would I be looking at to do just the front? :ear


  19. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    hey woody,

    going around the world for three months next year on a F800GS and F650GS twin...

    what do you recommend for the 800gs to replace the cheap stock rims and possibly the rear size...? tubeless? excel? bearings?

    also what would you say for the f650gs twin? alloy wheels work? my mom's a very cautious and lightweight rider...
    :ear
  20. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    that's using your hubs...
    holler
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