Show 'n Tell us about your Superlaced and Superlite Wheels.....

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by woody's wheel works, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    FYI:,,,a fellow inmate put a bug in my ear about creating a spot where the growing fraternity of folks riding on Superlaced and Superlite wheels could show off and tell about their experiences with them,,,,

    My vision is that ya post and share and modify/edit that post of yours as time goes by and ya have more pics and more tales to tell instead of starting some big long dialog....

    AND to all of you that didn't get a T-shirt as promised:cry,,,s--- happens,,,,either my troopies spaced it out or we simply ran out of your size,,,no worries,,,just PM us or call Jil and let her know,,,,

    AND to all of you ADV-riders who bought our Superlaced or Superlite wheels before i started my langniappe program,,, ie a T-shirt or hat per set of wheels,,,i'll give ya another chance to call in,,tell us when ya got em and i'll make sure santa is good to ya:deal

    it would be kinda fun to see a pic of you 'n your bike sporting our garb....

    soooo,,,let the good times roll:1drink:1drink:1drink:1drink

    ...and start by PASSING THE WORD!!!!!,,would love to show our gratitude,,,help me make it happen

    Psssst,,,,the REAL Reason for this thread is me getting to meet you folks out there,,,,when someone comes to our shop i at least have a ghost of a chance to meet and yak with the folks that buy our goods n services ,,,however in this ''virtual' ADVrider universe,,,i seldom see pics of the riders and their bikes ,,,i already know what my wheels look like :wink:


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  2. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    Thanks for the wheels woody. I had them super laced with ss spokes and nipples. Couldn't keep the stockers round, to many rocks/ boulders. I've had these for a year and they're great no issues.

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    Zack has helped me with the last two wheel sets and he's a great guy to work with
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  3. Yooper-at-heart

    Yooper-at-heart Moto Adventurer

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    I would love to have a wheel set like one of these for more light offroad and adventure riding. I'm not really a streetbike guy but love the Aprilia Dorsoduro. I have no idea if spoked wheels(17 and 19) are possible fit due to lack of hub match but if you found a way I would be very interested and so would alot of other owners. Any thoughts?
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  4. SCflyer

    SCflyer Long timer

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    Woody asked me to contribute so here's my 2cents...

    Front and back - Excel wheels 19/17 - superlaced - billet hubs - sealed for tubeless - galfer rotors and pads on front. Had no problem with setting the bead after mounting, just pumped up and they went up no problem on both. Have yet to test em' out but I doubt I'll be disappointed.

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  5. SCflyer

    SCflyer Long timer

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  6. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    I haven't had the chance to try these out yet but they should work well for the new sporty project. Looks good as always

    nice powder coat work

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  7. JKU

    JKU Army Strong!

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    Woody revitalized my 2000 R1150GS wheels (see pics below). Fantastic comms and great work, at a reasonable price. Bike details are:

    2000 R1150GS -- 30,000 miles: yeah I know, I need to ride more (multiple deployments to Iraq and Korea don't help....)
    Adventure tank (painted black)
    Two-Brothers Exhaust (no cat, no charcoal canister)
    Large PIAA fog lights
    Corbin Seat
    Some other minor (but expensive) stuff as seen in the pics
    Woody's Wheels:
    - Relaced and trued with Stainless spokes
    - Satin black powdercoating on front and rear rims
    - Satin black powdercoating on front and rear hubs
    - Black anodized front and rear ABS rings

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  8. JKU

    JKU Army Strong!

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    Picture number 2 - front wheel.

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  9. JKU

    JKU Army Strong!

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    Rear wheel.

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  10. JKU

    JKU Army Strong!

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    Final pic!

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  11. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    :D Thanks Woody

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  12. HumanOne

    HumanOne shows Nomadic tendencies

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    We've even got some of Woody's Team's creations down under in South Australia. How sexy do these wheels look? .....

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    Having just departed with my beloved 950 Adventure - I wasn't sure if I wanted another bike for riding on the tar when my lovely wife wants to go for a ride on her bike. The SE is a big dirt bike which will suit our jaunts through the Australian Outback perfectly, however it is without some of the comforts of the Adventure (ie windscreen, etc). I opted for a set of Woody's Caponard laced rims in a 17/19 combo which has transformed my Desert Blaster into one awesome Road Bike. What sort of Road Bike could I have really bought that would live up to this? So, although the wheels were a small investment, they realistically have saved me thousands of $$$, because I only need one bike and they're completely set up with sprockets, spacers, so all I need do is just pull the axles and a quick wheel swap takes only minutes, to go from knobs to these tar-hugging babies.

    I made some enquiries with Woody, fell in love with the lacing on these rims, and ordered myself a set. What great service and a cool guy to deal with. Woody makes buying stuff fun.

    These wheels haven't come off the bike since I tried them out the first day. I am stoked with how natural they feel on the bike. The bike turns in better and is just a hoot to ride on the tar. It's one nasty 950 Motard now. The only thing I have to do is pull my head in, as the first morning out, we went for a ride up through the 'Adelaide Hills' from home to have breakfast at a cool little cafe in the small township of 'Cudlee Creek'. It was the most expensive breakfast I have ever had. Just came around another great corner, sticking to rails, on these tar magnets, then opened her up coming out of the corner, only to find 'Mr Plod' with his radar gun hiding behind a guard rail at the bottom of the hill. Being a bike rider himself, he didn't tear strips off me for having too much fun, however he did strip a few hundred bucks off me for breaking the speed limit of 100kph and a few points off my driver's licence. Good job I had plenty of points in the bank to lose a few without losing my license though. So the wheels are 'a lot' of fun, however I have to be careful not to have 'too much fun' or the damn 'Fun Police' will waiting somewhere to nail me again.

    I thought I may have to make my side stand 'telescopic' to accommodate the smaller diameter rims, however it just worked out nicely with no mucking around required. What else can I say. I love them. And now it means I don't ever have to put the wheels in the back of the car again and run down to the local tyre dealer each time I want to swap from 908s to Conti's depending on what sort of journey we're going on. And it means I can get more life out of all my tyres by using them mainly where they're intended. It also means the Road Tyre option is not a 'half-arsed' Dual Purpose tyre (which are never great at anything really) and so now I run "Full Purpose" tyres on my bike.

    I've still got a couple of mods to do to this bike before she's all set for our bigger adventures, like fit the 30L Safari tank and get some KTM racks cut and shut to enable the plastic Hepco Becker panniers to be locked on if we wanted to do ride to Tasmania for example with my wife. This would enable us to lock gear on the bike for security. However I will run a set of the Andy Strapz soft Adventure bags for our Desert crossings, being much lighter and closer to the frame. Then fit up my Emig Racing Triple Clamps and Damper and ride off into the sunset.

    Anyway, look closely at these images of Woody's wheels, then try and tell yourself you 'don't' need a set for yourself. Good Luck with that! :evil
    Again, thanks Woody, Zack and the Team at Woody's Wheel Works! :clap

    Another great company, providing great service and support, and an absolute pleasure to deal with. Assembly and delivery was pronto, once I finally decided to go ahead too.
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  13. nat_han

    nat_han 2 Wheelers By Choice.. =]

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    I've nothing much to say other than echo what "HumanOne" has already mentioned in his post just before mine.

    Brilliantly made.

    Fitted without any complications at all.

    :clap for Woody Wheels!

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  14. airheadpilot

    airheadpilot Le Poulet du D├ęsert

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    Woody's wheels are works of art. Treat yourself to a pair - you're worth it!

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    Andrew
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  15. Bill 310

    Bill 310 Poser Emeritus

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    I first had contact with Woody at 2:30 am during the Iron Butt 5000, we had a rider hit a road hazard and bend the front wheel of a BMW to not rideable.

    Woody heard about the wheel and called me to offer his services.

    Of course when I needed new wheels for my KTM I called Woody. we are taking my 990 to Europe for two up touring and I wanted much stronger wheels to carry myself and my " precious cargo " around the continent.

    Woody made a very impassioned plea for me to change to a 19 / 17 set up, but I wanted to maintain the stock 21/18 setup. Woody tried his best to get me to go to narrower rims, sorry Woody I wanted stock sizes built as heavy duty as possible, on silver excel rims, Superlaced of course.

    I now have about 4,000 miles on the wheels, my bike has a fantastic suspension setup Penske rear shock and Traxxion Dynamcs front end, Scott's stabilizer. Since many people change the width or rim size when getting new wheels built.

    Here are my comments:

    1. The difference in ride quality, handling and road feel was very noticeable

    2. The bike feels extremely well planted on the road at all times, it ever feels loose or light, just planted .

    3. People who ride and know bikes do a double take when they see the size and double lace design

    All in all a great experience and a great product.
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  16. EdGear

    EdGear Edventurer

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    06 KTM 40 Adventure - Woody superlaced with orange RAD hubs - unstoppable

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    On the way to Lippincott, yes I hit that rock, with the crash bar, yard sale
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    Lippincott, you know the corner, just wallowed through the rocks, more to follow
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    Racing rocks
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    Tea Kettle Junction, yes it was Halloween
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  17. The Afghan

    The Afghan Sandbox Rider

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    Took the bike out shortly after getting the wheels from woody's complete w/ Pirelli MT-Rallycross tires, blue anodized superlite hubs, galfer wave rotor, thick spokes, black excel rims, and rim locks.
    I live on Vancouver Island so I decided to take the bike along the fast gravel roads from Port Renfrew to Bamfield a research center for Marine Biology and all round nice place. The roads are frequented by massive :eek1 logging trucks, so they're about 3 lanes wide narrowing to one over bridges, combined with the mountains and rivers; perfect for GS/Hp2 riding IMO. Regular speeds are 80kph however I did hit 150kph once, and 120kph regularly. Long story short made it to Bamf just fine, next day riding home about 60km from pavement decided to push her a bit(always when your tired never when your fresh), drifted a corner blind, (yes suicidal:huh) and realized I was coming up to a single lane bridge and I couldn't see through it (the turn) so I scrubbed as much speed as possible and told the old girl this is where we part ways, and did such. The only thing worse the leaving a road at 80km/h is doing it attached to a 450lbs bike. The beak kissed a tree like a woodpecker hitting steel, (the HP2 reminds me of a bird). I stopped 17ft later, ran over shut off the bike and had a sit down. My partner came up shortly afterward (the dust in the helmet cam footage looked like a logging truck had gone by) and assessed the damage; buckled the front supports, bent crash bar; wheels.... A-Okay:clap And that's what we're here for, they ran great, really lightening up the steering- improving the responsiveness, paired with the Triple-clamp, and next week stiffer springs, I think we've got a winner. Needless to say, the wheels are of superb build quality, and works of art to those who find BMW's attractive:rofl.

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    Now didn't I see a thread about rallye fairings for the HP2 around here somewhere:lol3?
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  18. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    here are the wheel that were built for the adv sportster, about to leave for AK on it and will be riding at the Big Dog event in Colorado so they should get a nice work out.

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  19. gomotogeo

    gomotogeo World Traveller

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    Hi Guys,

    Just thought I'd chime in. We stopped by Woody's on the way home from a 6 week trip around the western US and had wheels installed on my wifes F650GS. Firstly, Woody's Wheel Works is a great shop with great bunch of folks that work there. Getting the wheels ordered was easy, and they offered us a fair trade-in on the OEM cast rims that made the price totally reasonable - not sure if they always do that. Our setup uses excel rims, Superlaced to a 650GS hub on the front and a modified KTM hub on the rear. And it's tubeless :) During the install they explained every aspect of the wheels, the shop and their process.

    The wheels are rockin! They're a work of art. I got to take Nita's bike for a spin in the dirt and the difference was remarkable. I honestly didn't think I'd feel that much of a difference but the bike felt noticeably more planted. On the highways the ride was also super-stable. I can't recommend them enough.

    The full story is here:
    http://www.welovemotogeo.com/archives/1294

    The full gallery is here:
    http://www.welovemotogeo.com/wus-gallery?pg=gallery36

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  20. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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    Ordered mine for my new GSA last week and cant wait to get them!

    Hurry up Woody!!!!!!! :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
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