BMW R1200GS W/ 21" FRONT Wheel

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  1. Boxerlove

    Boxerlove Been here awhile

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    http://photobucket.com/R1200GS_album

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    I have a 05 R12GS and decided to try out a 21" wheel in the front and I could not be happier! I sent my stock wheel's to Woody's wheel works in Denver. I had the rear anodized black and he built me a 21" front with my original hub and an HP2 wheel he had. He called me personally to discuss different options and was very nice. The service and time frame was great and my wheels came out perfect. I haven't had a chance to go off road yet except for some obstacles I have laid out in my back yard. I can already tell it will roll much better off road but in the next few day's I'm going to take it to some trails. On the street it rides great. I actually prefer it now to the 19". I've been riding dirt bikes since I was 6 yrs old so it feels more natural to me with a 21". Corning is down a little bit but straight line stability is better.
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  2. SS in Vzla.

    SS in Vzla. Totally Normal? I'm not!

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  3. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS 1200 GS Rider

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    Love my Woody 21" front! :thumb
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  4. kktos

    kktos on a bright side of life

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  5. Dr. Greg

    Dr. Greg Tryin' to get home..

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    I used to ride with a guy who had a 23-inch front wheel. He swore by (not at) the darn thing. So...if ya like the 21...

    --Doc
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  6. CodyY

    CodyY ADVenture Capitalist

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    Shouldn't this be in GSpot?
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  7. kktos

    kktos on a bright side of life

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    Nice indeed ! Very.
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    not in ride reports :nono

    moved to gspot
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  9. Reverse

    Reverse Armchair Tough

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    So, from the pic I gather that the standard fender doesn't fit anymore?

    Looks good BTW.
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  10. 007brian

    007brian shaken not stirred

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    looks good!!!
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  11. Boxerlove

    Boxerlove Been here awhile

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    The front fender still fits but the clearance between the tire and fender is to small to go off roading with it on because mud will get packed in there.
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  12. bizalich

    bizalich Adventurer

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    is that one of the touratech windshields? if so, how easy is it to install? i am thinking about getting a shortie like this one for trips where i will be off-road more often, and saving the sliding-glass-door sized shield for road trips... thanks, too, for making me lust after a 21" for the front of my rig.
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  13. Boxerlove

    Boxerlove Been here awhile

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    It is the Wunderlich Flow jet windshield. You can get it in silver or black and it is very easy to install. It has worked great for me and I have no complaints. It's very durable and is made of quality materials.
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  14. nevermind

    nevermind sLOW Rider

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    Your photos are excellent! How did you know I wanted to see how much clearance there was between the knobby and the fork brace? This is a cool pic:

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    These rims have to be my next mod...
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  15. stwilliams

    stwilliams Been here awhile

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    That's what he said!:rofl
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  16. MMMOTORCYCLE

    MMMOTORCYCLE Been here awhile

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    That is sweet and exactly what I have been looking for.

    The rim appears to be a tubeless rim, what tires are you using and I see what looks like a tube valve stem??

    What was the total damage $$$$ for the conversion?

    Mike
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  17. Boxerlove

    Boxerlove Been here awhile

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    Thank you it has been working out great. I sent my factory 19" and 17" to woody's wheel works in colorado because the 19" was bent. Woody used my factory center hub and laced it to a factory HP2 outer wheel so it is all BMW parts still and tubeless. I had him anodize the front and rear outer rims black. There are other custom wheel options from Woody as well that would use a tube. I am out of town right now and am not by the receipt for the wheels I think it was around $1200 give or take. Just contact Woody and he will point you in the right direction. He is very helpful and smart.
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  18. Boxerlove

    Boxerlove Been here awhile

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    Do it you wont regret it :D
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  19. Visian

    Visian Look out!

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    i would gladly buy someone's 19" rim if they go to a 21"

    i am looking at an optional wheelset for my HP2e.
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  20. Boxerlove

    Boxerlove Been here awhile

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    Mine was bent like a preztle (woody's words) so I don't have it anymore and I kept the center hub for the 21". You prolly already know this but the R12GS has a dual brake rotor center hub and the HP2 only has a single so I'm not sure if it would work on your bike. I guess you could just run one rotor and leave the other side empty.
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