ask Woody about your Yamaha Supere Tenere XT1200Z wheels

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  1. cams

    cams Been here awhile

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    woody , i have fix said discrepancy. now reads 1.60. btw the rear is 2.50. :norton:norton:norton

    wasp, the rear tyre ( Michelin ) feels quite good on the tar, but you've got to be careful of the lack of side grip.goes without saying . the front knobby is the problem. i dont think there is a better tyre then the k60 f to handle both tar and dirt. pure knobby fronts walk all over the place on tar. and k60s and the like are not that flash in the mud.:deal my answer is ......19' k60 or even a Metzler tourance, on the std wheel . and keep my 21' woody special with a pure knobby for serious off road work. with the high front guard this makes for an easy wheel swap. well thats my plan anyway.:evil
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    wolftrax Been here awhile

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    Ok I'm all in. E-mailed WWW today and will drop my stock hub off on the 15th during a trip to Denver. I'm really happy with the off road manners of the big pig already, can't wait to experience the 21" up front. Wasp you need to really get busy on that high fender kit. Really impressed with both Woody and Wasp on this project1:clap
  3. cams

    cams Been here awhile

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    you wont regret it mate.:D:D you'll feel like you're back in the early 90s in the Paris /Dakar blasting past all before you:deal:evil:evil. but go the combo of 21' f & 18 r . it is really just that good.:freaky
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    wolftrax Been here awhile

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    Baby steps, the 18" rear is next. Hey Cams do you have any clearance issues with 21" front and the Altrider bash plate?
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    wfopete Suffer Fools; Gladly!

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    Woody, do you mean counter STEERING OR counter BALANCING seminar?
  6. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    it was counter-steering all day long,,,and by days end ,,we were all blazing through the twisties...:deal

    need a lil lesson???:wink:
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    gadday and sorry for not getting back sooner. the 21 ' front with the d606 knobby on it doesnt clear the altrider bash plate. I cut a line down the middle at the front of the bash plate, and cut a small piece out underneath that so i could fold the front back about 20 mm and then welded it back up . the altrider alloy is real good quality so it welded up real nice. if you want more info to have a go your self i ll post some pics and measurements up . cheers cams.:norton
  8. wolftrax

    wolftrax Been here awhile

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    Thanks Cams, won't be getting my wheel back until next week. Would love to see some pix. Thanks


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    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    hi mark,,just gave Zach a heads up regarding your need for a little fore-play,,well,,here's ateaser ,,the wheel is built ,just needs truing,,will get pic as requested ,,how about Zach truing you wheel later today:deal
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    wolftrax Been here awhile

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    Far out Woody, I'm back in Georgia today. I'll give y'all a call to square up.:clap:clap:clap
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    wolftrax Been here awhile

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    Tracked my package from Woody's. It's out for delivery on the little brown truck today!:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
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    wolftrax Been here awhile

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    Found this on my front step today. Well packed and doubled boxed, Hard to believe this package travelled 1500 mile and not one hint of UPS handling.

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    As nice as the package was, The goody inside was great. Love the lacing and spokes. Thanks Woody and Zach.

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    Thought I had a 21" new tube but it ended up being a 17" tube in a 21" box, DUH! My local shops are closed Monday so I just went ahead and mounted the tire w/o the tube to check for clearences. Looks like the bash plate could be an issue. Will get a tube, air up and then compress the tubes and check clearences tomorrow. Then a test ride, can't wait.

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    Can't say enough good things about dealing with Woody and his crew. Top notch product, service and people. Yhanks WWW!

    Another Tenere wearing the WWW brand.

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    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    looking good Wolftrax:clap

    was going to ask for pics so i could offer some advice,,but ya beat me to it...it looks like if it did hit it would be marginal,,,IMHO,,a well placed blow rubber mallet would push/bend the center plate back a smidgen to clear,,,it would not detract from the strength of your bashplate...i would not cut or reweld the front piece...just saying...
    good luck and keep us posted oh and welcome to Team Superlaced:wink:
    Keep us posted on how she rides on and off-road
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    PS,,sorry those promised pix never materialized,,they were taken BUT,,,we all took off for the rawhyde shindig/rallye in Moab last week:cry


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    wolftrax Been here awhile

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    Finally got around to taking the beast for a spin. All I can say is WOW! If anyone is on the fence about putting a 21"er on the Tenere, just do it.


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    skid plate clear ???yes ??? sort of??? no??? what did ya do abou it ??if so ,,what???:ear:ear:ear:ear:ear
    holler,
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    Yes the skid plate cleared by about a 1/2". I have a pretty well worn K761 up front so will have to evaluate clearance with a knob when I get around to mounting one up. I was shocked how much better I like the 21" on the highway. The front seems so much lighter now, it tracks great on the tarmac. Ran it on gravel for about 15 miles. It was fresh gravel about 2" to 3" deep and the 21" pushed right through it as opposed to wallowing. It's like having a new bike!:clap:clap:clap More later
  17. cams

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    hello all
    been a while since ive been on here.
    I just wanted to share a little info with those who care :D
    I fitted a 140/80/18 michelin desert to my 2.50/ 18 ' woody
    rear rim, and it didnt fit!!!!!!!. I cant remember the diameter off
    the top of my head , but what i do remember is that ,when the tyre is inflated (to 28 psi)
    it expands and added a good 8mm to the diameter. which just rubbed on the swingarm.
    add 130kph and the expansion of the tyre from speed, and it rubbed a lot. this was quickly fix as the tyre only lasted
    800ks of gravel road . :huh:cry... admittedly i was using a " rear wheel steer technic :evil:evil:evil.
    now i have fitted a tkc 80 in 140/80/18 size. it has plenty of clearance. hope it last.:1drink:1drink
    question the woody and wasp . ....when you did all those tyre diameter measurement back at the start of this tread?
    did you do them on rims , inflated ?? or just static ?
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    All the tires are quite different in size Cams.
    I am sure that I have reported lack of clearance on the 18" rear with the current 140/80/18 Heidenau that I have installed. Clearance to the swingarm when brand new was in the order of a couple of millimeters. Like yours my tire expanded in diameter at speed and rubbed on the centre of the swingarm, only for a few dozen kilometers I suppose.
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    I originally had a Mefo Stone Master full knobby fitted which had around 6mm clearance but it handled like shit with the weight of the bike on bitumen.
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    I feel the TKC or similar in a 130 width would come up just as wide on the 2.5" rim but probably give a little more clearance to the swingarm.

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    hello all again its be a while . anyway straight to it. I had a 2.5' /18 on the back of me s10 and lovd it...only problem is 140 width tyre wont fit because the narrow rim pulls the tyre in and pushes the centre out. o.k. fitted a 130 tkc . clearance probs solved. had a flat on the side on the road with the 130 tyre and found it all most impossible to change. ( not enough room for the bead to drop into). as far as everything else the 2.5 set up is an absolutely fantastic dirt ripping tool....and not bad at all on the tar. Now its time to try a 3.5'/18' from the good man himself. plan is to fit a 150/70/18 k60 scout to the new rim. should give enough room for road side tyre changes, a bigger foot print hence better tyre wear and grip. any way we will see how we go....:wink::wink::wink::wink:

    p.s. thanks to woody for helping my mate out who was stranded in Texas with a fail oem rim here recently. It good people like woody and hes team who put them selves out for total strangers who make this a fun world to live in....:1drink thanks again woody.:norton
  20. wolftrax

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    Hey Cams,
    Can you send some pics of your Avrider bash plate mods?