kubiaks tw650

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  1. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    cant wait to wear out my tire so i can mount the new fancy wheel on!
  2. Yooper_Bob

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    One of the cleanest and coolest projects I've ever seen on here....I just love it!

    I am so jealous of you guys with mad wrenching skills....I'm lucky if I have enough ability to tighten up a loose mirror on my bike. :cry
  3. MitchG

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    You know, it's guys like you who cause divorces......Anyway, specs on the rim and spokes?
  4. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    thanks yooper-bob!
  5. kubiak

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    lol! the rim is 4.5x14 and the spokes are oem yamaha spokes. the spokes were only 35.00 for the whole set!
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    1st class , as always .....:deal
  7. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    thanks therealbigman!
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    ok got the rebuilt wheel on the bike now and going to get started on the original modded wheel i had on before.
  9. kubiak

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    heres a pic of the wheel i been running for the last 10,000 miles. spray can semi flat black paint and all. going to powdercoat and do the complete rebuild on it like the other wheel.
  10. The Letter J

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    Since you now have two rear wheels, are you going to start mocking up the old one for a disc brake? I know you said that the drum has proven adequate, the disc would certainly add to the "wow" factor though.:bmwrider
  11. kubiak

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    thats a good idea, i wish i didnt sell all my stock brake parts. im going to have to start getting the parts back little by little.maybe it will be my winter project!
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    latest muffler off a 2013 ktm 450sx. perfect sound, not too loud and mean sounding.
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    its got a cone screen inside but its off a 450sx. is it considered a spark arrester or is it in there to keep the sound lower?
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    finished my spare wheel. like those ebay excel rim stickers!
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    I emailed Buchannon's and asked about having them dimple and drill a TW rim for 36 spokes. I told them i would weld up the existing spoke holes and then send them the hub and rim.

    They said NO. :cry

    They wouldn't do that and they feel it would be unsafe. :huh

    But they did suggest finding a narrow steel 14" CAR wheel and cutting out the center and then they could dill that. :eek1

    Yikes! Like i would do that. What a heavy wheel that would be.

    I wanted to use a disc brake 36 spoke hub instead of the stock TW drum 28 spoke hub.

    My next thought is to find an aluminum 14" undrilled rim and have it widened.

    Hmmm, maybe a 14" ATV rim. But the aluminum rims are cast and I think that would be too brittle for using with spokes.
    A steel ATV rim would be much lighter than a car rim though...

    Thanks for being a pioneer!
  16. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    i think a disc could be used on the tw rim with a little work. if i didnt sell all my disc brake parts i would probably have disc on it by now. all i woule need is a adapter made to bolt to the 3 bolt tw hub and fit the bmw disc. well maybe this winter it will be my new project. i love the tw wheel so much i might go ahead and put a disc on it.
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    with my kids at yosemite ca today. we are inside redwood tree trunk!
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    wife and kids
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    didnt ride the bike today but going to ride next time. got a year pass to the park and i live a half hour away.
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    decided to upgrade my rear rack again with a bigger one. i used some scrap square tubing i had to make the frame