Show us your front rim...

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by osteo, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. osteo

    osteo Motion is Life

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    First off, I will be the first one to say that I may have at times hit a few too many hard objects that I probably should have avoided. I will also say, that I am learning as I go and I do not ride above my head, if I find I am in an area I am not comfortable with I slow down and take my time (it is far to easy to get seriously injured on a bike this size as we all know,) but more due to learning and possibly a lack of experience may not have taken the best of lines and some dents are the cause of it.

    With that being said, I have learned lots of lessons on my bike and realize that there are things that I need to change to prevent damage to my new wheel (being laced up tomorrow).

    For example, I should invest in a Woody's front wheel, and I should also have the front suspension done on my bike as both mod's will save me more grief in the future - taking better lines... well that just comes with experience.

    Anyway, we all know the earlier 950 rims (04 and early 05 I think) were soft as butter, and I know I have seen some pics floating around of others.

    So, if you have any crazy front 950 rim pics, post them up and let's take a gander :D :D


    Here are mine:
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    The rim you see that is new, is an 06 stock rim, they are supposed to be much stronger that the 04 rims. I ended up getting it replaced under warranty otherwise I would not be using it.

    I will also add, that even though the old rim is far from round :lol3 :lol3 it did ride fine over the last 500km. I did not get a flat, but I think that is due to the superb HD inner tube by Mitas.

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  2. cpmodem

    cpmodem Orange Caveman

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  4. osteo

    osteo Motion is Life

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    eww.. that makes me think of the Promo DVD Red Bull made, called Elevation 2005. It is of a Extree downhill BMX course in Whistler BC. The course had 12 jumps in total, with 4 consecutive large jumps in a row (well they were all large). These BMX guys were nuts and amazing - flips, rotations, front flips!, you name it.. and they were landing them all.

    The narrator was saying it was the largest and longest course to date, as most courses will have 2 high jumps in a row... Each ramp/jump had to be a good 20' high,... just amazing.


    With my rim up top, all those dents are from riding in some extremely rocky terrain - terrain probably more suited to the bikes from the EXC line!

    D
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  5. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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    Some pics of one ugly ass front rim.....................
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    but too be honest, the giant one didn't come from hitting a rock, unfortunatly it came from hitting a DRZ400SM:cry , but there where LOTZ of other dents before the big one happened. I was gonna put a new rim on anyway but I didn't want to have to do it this way:cry .
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  6. teabagger

    teabagger Been here awhile

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    Are the answer; I to trashed mine quickly.....He's great & fast.

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  7. Misery Goat

    Misery Goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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    sun rims definitely though they are bendable. :bluduh
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  8. AZcacti

    AZcacti Dope on a Rope

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    Misery's Sun Rim in Death Valley. Shortly after 100+mph on Saline Valley Rd.

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  9. unaweep

    unaweep Uses lotsa band-aids

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    Ouch!! I did that to mine in BuenaVista. Woody's was the fix:thumb

    I found that getting the suspension done by Precision Concepts has made a huge difference in preserving the rim.
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  10. Pyndon

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    .......and you replaced it with a stocker :baldy

    This is what you need on the front of your 950, try the rest and then plumb for the best (only you can skip the try the rest bit cos I already done that :D)

    Toughest 21" rim available :deal

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  11. Pete156

    Pete156 I love to eat!

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    Wow the stockers were soft, and too wide.

    500 lb. road bike + fast desert riding + stock suspension = Behr Tacos.

    Thanks to Woodys (narrower superlaced wheels) and Moto Pro (appropriate suspension work) I do not see this happening again.
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  12. Pyndon

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    Here here, its a complete package:
    • Suspension to soak up the small hits and whacks
    • Wheel build - Woody's superlace
    • The rim itself (Excel A60 is not only narrower but 15% stronger than the stock Excel of the same size)
    • And the tire, stiffer sidewalled tire helps on the dirt.
    Ultimately results in confidence and a faster ride :deal Not getting stranded helps also
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  13. Pete156

    Pete156 I love to eat!

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    That's why I choose 908s. Can run them nearly flat with rimlocks. Some TOUGH tires.
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  14. Misery Goat

    Misery Goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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    i'll take the Sun over the excel .:deal
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  15. Pyndon

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    Figures :D
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    You could better spend your money on riding lessons.:deal
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  17. shawty950

    shawty950 Been here awhile

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    Tire didn't go flat and rode around on it for 4 months waiting for a warranty wheel.

    ( May also add that before it was replaced it had 13 bends on one side and 11 on the other...although it didn't quite look as shagged as old mates who started this thread...LOL )
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  18. akamarinos

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    the oem behur bend like butter

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    Which tyre ? :ear
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