Wheels

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by smith8833, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. smith8833

    smith8833 Adventurer

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    Which is better for a tug rear tire? Cast wheel or spoked!

    Not talking looks/preference! Talking durability/strenght!

    Planning on using a car tire so I will have to seal the spokes but which is stronger!
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  2. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    If you are using the stock hub I would go with a spoke wheel. If you go with an automotive wheel then you will need an adapter which could put added stress on rear drive bearings(BMW).
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  3. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Chris are you the alternative to to Strokers wheels have you built 15" wheels on the R 1100/50 hubs ?
    I'm thinking about my next adventure but motorcycle tires are an imposition.thanks.DB
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  4. jaydmc

    jaydmc Long timer

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    No idea why an adapter would put any different stress on the wheel bearings. The load still is the same as long as the wheel stays centered. The load would only change if the wheel were no longer centered.
    Jay G
    DMC sidecars
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  5. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    I'm doing a 15" steel VW 4 lug wheel with an aluminum adapter for a K Bike right now. So doing an R11XX shouldn't be a problem. I think Claude already has an adapter.


    Good point if the wheel is centered.
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  6. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    I'm confusing the issue, It would be nice to lace 15" wheels to r1100/50 hubs is that possible economically ? thanks.DB
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  7. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    I have been talking with Zack at Woody's wheels this week regarding this. As soon as I here back from him I will let you know.
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  8. jaydmc

    jaydmc Long timer

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    We make the adapters. For the R1200 it is a straigt forward adapter as the brake rotor and ABS tone ring stay on the bike. In the case of the R1100 and R1150 the adapter is more involved in that it also must mount the rotor and the ABS tone ring. Our adapter set up which we supply with the wheel works with both late and early style ABS tone rings.
    We run the same 5 lug bolt pattern as our sidecars with the same wheels as our sidecars so that they can be interchanged.
    Jay G
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