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Discussion in 'Vendors' started by woody's wheel works, Jan 28, 2012.
Got an email from Zach about the wheels and he asked me how I would like to pay. I can pay either way mate, what ever is easiest but I asked him about touching base with yourself matey about being a return customer and all if you get my drift....
Zach has done a top job mate matching those rims up in colour. He had all sorts of drama's associated with the different grades of alloy but by joe he did it and I will admit I made a few slight changes as well during the build but nothing too serious that would have put us out of wack. The delay mate has just been that matching up of the colours that Zach knows I was keen on having both the front and rear match in colour.
Your still a tip top crew matey, love ya work and I don't have any problems still recommending you guys to absolutely everyone I know.
Cheers Woody, Zach and ya crew for putting together me wheels. Look forward to seeing me super duper price mate..
just rolled in from Saigon,,took a two day breather and am off n running to chase Zach down to the RMAR event up in our aouthwestern hic\gh country in a place called Silverton ,,, http://adventurerally.weebly.com/
so i'm loading up n heading out within minutes 6-7 hours of yahoo riding should find me talikng to him and discussing your financial plight
10-4,,got it mr repeat customer fan from down under
PS Lake Woe-Be-Gone is the name of the magical town from the stories spun by a fellow named Garrison Keillor,,,in his original radio show called the Prairie Home Companion,,later it was televised,,i always preferred the radio show because it left my mind to fill in the blanks,,,...
Hey Woody, enjoy that time away riding matey, sounds like a great spot, love your style. Holiday and then time away riding, you definately have your priorities sorted mate ya lucky bugger. Saigon sounded like a hoot matey. Might have to get you to put some pics up for us all to enjoy with what ya got up to over there hey................You deserved a good break mate. Did it end up being purely business or pleasure or a bit of both.. ....
Thanks for your efforts and also make sure Zach knows how much I appreciated his efforts getting those rims matched up for us matey.
OK, just when ya think we have it all sorted out, (which we do with regards to the Superten wheels) I have another task that I would like to ask your professional advice on.
I just sold me CRF450, kept me wheels that you made me which involved that cush hub rear. Could not bring myself to selling the rims with the bike especially considering me bike was on it's way to a farm and the guy didn't care less about what rims were on the bike so there was no way I was going to let him have the set you made up for us with those oversized spokes etc. Looks like I am going to have to sell them off seperately unfortunately. I have had a couple of offers but as you know they make comparisons to what is available here in Aus which is shite compared to your gear and they offer next to nothing and don't realize what they are getting for their money when it comes to your wheel sets...Oh well thats another story..
OK, just purchased meself another Yammie, a 2006 XT660X (Motard). Can I get ya to quote us a 21" front for me to utilize when I want to throw those Motard wheels/tyres off her and hit the tracks.
The XT660X has a twin called the XT660R which you probably already knew and has the 21/18" combo on her and are basically the same bikes, just different wheel sets...
Just to let you know the rear is currently a (Black Excel) 17" x 4.5" which is fine by me and front, 17"x 3.5" of which I would like changed to a 21" x 2.5"???. You guys may have already done this for peeps so thought I would ask. She won't be doing a hell of alot of gnarly off road so the wide/softer rear is ok by me matey to save some coin.
So what we need mate is a 21" Black excel to suit me Yammie XT660X. Can i please get you to quote us up on a front black excel wheel with red excel stickers on her to match the rear with your trade mark oversized spokes and silver OEM hub. These bikes have been around a while now so the price of the OEM hub may not be too bad but let us know mate, if you were able to source a secondhand one in good condition that would be great.Could I get ya to quote us on nipples to do the entire bike matey in RED...
I would like to get ya to supply me with the appropriate oversized spokes for the rear as well to complete the look. This would just even things up as the spokes on the excel rear at the moment are like tooth picks compared to that of your oversized spokes you guys do so well.
Matey, I can supply you with pictures, sizes, dimensions etc. Basically everything you need, I can supply to make this happen and for it to be easy on ya all as humanly easy.
So could ya help me again matey....pretty pretty please. I promise to behave myself with regards to choosing everything... . The other half loves the job Zach did for us on the Superten rims mate. Beautiful job...
That's enough from me, plenty for you to work out for me unfortunately matey but your the only man for the job. I am happy to wait out if need be to include the front in the deal to balance things out and for postage reasons. This just means I have to wait a little longer for me Superten package.... Good things come to those who wait...
Cheers Woody. Have a great time at Silverton mate and don't forget about some of them piccies for us all to see what ya got up to in Saigon.. Also piccies of what ya got up to in Silverton would also be really appreciated mate, us Aussies love seeing some of the countryside you guys get to ride in over there. Stay safe,
just got back in from yet another journey,,so here 's a link to the event ,it was from August 2-5,,
the fun stuff is the last 25-30 pages of the posts,,don't waste your time perusing a years worth of gab leading up to the event,,and it is agood read from then on ,,lot's of pics n stories,,incluing dulye blu" baptizing his wife and self as well as mol red my up until then immaculate unscathed '98 R1100gs...anyway we are all alive to tell tales and give mehell another day ,,enjoy
ps talked to Zach ,,he'll take care of ya as usual..that's Zach looking on to see how it's done:>)
Great looking trip once again there Woody except for that guy in that slightly modified car...:eek1. OMG...
Sorry mate, have been tied up of late. My apologies.
Sent old Zach an email mate to finalize things. Have you guys got any of them XT660's over there. I have got poor old Zach on the job again for that front 21" for me new toy.
If you guys would like payment for those ST wheels just say the word matey.
takked wit Zach,,he sez he shot ya an e-mail today,,,to wrap up the payment process as well as clue you in on status of new project.
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hi gents , heres a few pix of my" built by woody , inspired by wasp " s10 with 21', 18' rims. i have done a few miles on them now. and have found it too be the ducks f$%king guts in the dirt. and ( even on knobbys ) quite good on tar . if you were to fit say k60s front and rear i think you would find this beast the best of all "BIG BANGER " adventure bikes. many thanks to woody and his team , and wasp for the inspiration. .....cheers cams
VERY nice cams.
What causes the need for the centerstand blocks. Raising links, wheels and tires? My Gen 1 KLR does the same because of the raising links.
Well for starters the 21/18 wheel combo raise the front and rear circa 25mm/1 inch,,,hence the center stand needs to be lengthened by 1 inch or so OR ya have to put a few boards under it to achieve the same result....
Needless to say the 21/18 combo on this bike is an absolute "no- brainer" for those that want an incredibly fine handling machine off road.
IMHO,,the collaborative work of Wasp-man and our team has paid off handsomely,,cripe the whole bike just looks spot on as evidenced by these pics...and the feedback has been absolutely consistent,,,something like "unf____g real or some similar gobledygook
I know some folks have done rising /lowering links etc perhaps Greg can chime in ,,he's been hauling freight around Perth and environs....gotta pay the rent...
OBTW,,,look carefully ,I bet that Superlite front wheel assy is mated to your TCS sensor/backing plate matched up to the modified Superlite /TCS sensor ring hub assy... YES,,,,it works perfectly!!!!
You guys hollered and whined enough about how ya don't want to give up your TCS capabilities,,,so I listened,,,and I did this all never having straddled or seen a ST!!!,,and when the guinea pig finally showed up for some test -runs,,,I had to admit that I too am a convert,,yes ,the ol man digs TCS big time...'tis uncanny how it works,,,it took me about 30 seconds to appreciate the difference when switching from one mode to the other!!!!
In straight on full power mode ,,I have the best trench digging ride of my life,,and then TCS engaged,,,,now that is a wonderful launching device...
Ok,,gotta run ,,the misses is expecting some pan fried Rocky Mtn rainbow trout on her plate. In 20 minutes
BOTH . i have raised the rear to help clear large knobby tyres like the Michelin desert race and the bigger rims add a bit too. i do have a couple of bits to weld on that came with wasp's raising dog bones kit I just havent got to putting them on yet. to busy enjoying my new rims
Looks bloody GREAT Cams.
Good job on the front guard mate = really changes the aggressive and capable look of the bike huh..
What rim widths did you end up going for?
What brand/name tyres sizes are those?
Can you feel the knob blocks move on the road? I had Mefo stonemasters on originally and they were bloody horrible. Moved around worse than riding on gravel with road tyres on..
hey greg, thanks and yeh she came up allright . I think the front is 1.60 a60 , and the rear is 2.50 double signature excel. woody and the crew had it anodized beautifully to match the front. the tyre are dunlop 606 front. and the rear is a Michelin desert race 140/80/18. and yep you wont fit a bee's dick between it and the swingarm:eek1:eek1 25ks down the tar at speed fix al that. i think a 130/80/18 would be a better choice for the bike if not you were to want the best dirt combo. and yeh a bit of movement on the tar, still with a change of riding style i managed to clean up a couple of metric Harley's on a local mountain road last weekend. beaten by a big dirt bike .....that must sting
just a quick correction,,,FYI the36 hole A-60 comes in only 5 sizes,,black as pictured with that IMHO hideous silver racing stripe and weird logo,,,
front = 1.6x21
rear 1.85 x 18/19 for smaller 125cc MX and 2.15 x 18/19 for all the bigger bikes
Taking a clue from all the big KTM thumpers ,,,we noticed they are all running 140/80x18 rubber on 2.15 x18 rims ....so Zach built a Superlite set up for our Monzter stripped down off road R1200GS sporting a matched set of 1.6x21 front and 2.15 rear.
We tested it out on the mountain passes and twisty roads around Silverton Colorado's high country,,,at this years RMAR rallye :
'twas a gruelling yet fun filled 4 days of testing the outer limits of your and your bikes capabilities for those that stepped up to the pump. Don't want to scare anyone away,,cuz there were a dozen or more options to find something different to do everyday for every skill set
What we found out was that there was another handling gain in the rear ..it hooked up even better than the 2.5x18:eek1:eek1:huh:huh,,we were running jimmy Lewis's recommended 26PSI off road...Zach noticed aslight deterioration in on road handling through the twisties,,yesterday he realized he hadn't aired it up again ,,so we're going to retest with 34psi front 36psi rear....i run those pressure on n off road[perhaps explains why i [ KNOCK ON WOODy] have never dented my front or rear rims...
i also want to add that IMHO the dunlop paris/dakar Rallye Raid D908RRgive me grins both on and off road..
last but not least,,,one of the most dramatic performance and confidence inspiring mods you can do IMHO is a change in riding style
YUP,,,i had the good fortune to take a one day class at blaine mac tagues's Earth Rider counter steering seminar:
folks,,that morsel of riding technique completely altered my confidence level with knobbies /21''wheels on the tarmac...in fact i offer a free mini learn to counter-steer lesson for anyone purchasing a 21 front wheel....
sorry woody i didnt go and look at the rim before i posted:huh:eek1..... but i did say ....i think so , can i have a "get out of jail ticket" ?..............all this aside she is still wicked to ride , and yes air presser's would make a 'HUGE" difference to the handling on tar IMHO.
P.S THE DUNLOP WAS MY FIRST CHOICE FOR THE REAR ......JUST CANT GET THEM ON THE EAST COAST OF OZ....ATM
Do you mean this one Woody - The D908RR?
How would the small knobs on the front handle the S10 weight on the road = maybe a bit squishy?
Obviously a different tire, but I found the very similar pattern on the Mefo Stonemaster had the front very slow reacting (delay after steering input while the knobs flexed) while the rear just wagged its arse like a $2 hooker on the road.
takes more n that to land in jail with me
you were never in jail to begin with....i just tossed my two cents in so that the next bunch of readers won't go awry..
hey ,,just ha a flash,,go back and edit your post and we'll better off then i can delete edit mine accordingly,,how's that for a Rx...
PS,,,the two day test session with our fellow inmates loaner/donor bike revealed that the 1200ST is one FINE platform for the transformation...now if i can take 75 Kg/150lbs off the beast,,,,,we'd truly have something to write home aboiut...what say ye???
Twould be cheaper quicker for the likes of you and me to loose 75kg around the waist Woody old mate
i'm with you on that one...and progress is still being made...from 135Kg to 109Kg
i'd still rather have to lift 200kg instead of 270+kg