ask Woody about your Yamaha Supere Tenere XT1200Z wheels

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  1. protondecay123

    protondecay123 Been here awhile

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    Subscribed. Though I would be more interested in 21", 18" wheel set with your hubs, discs,etc, if can keep the TCS and ABS.
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  2. Bill 310

    Bill 310 Poser Emeritus Super Supporter

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    Woody, check your PM's


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  3. obe01

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    How we going Woody I hope you have had no sleep yet. Greg will be greatly disappointed if you have...:lol3.

    Are we making progress matey or is it the OEM parts that is the issue.

    Good work so far matey,

    Johnnie
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  4. jaumev

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    Hi guys. I’m still concern about how the changes of both wheels can affect the ABS and TC.
    Even if we keep the original hubs, I assume these systems are programmed with the original wheels diameter so, if we increased 2” the front wheel and only 1” the rear I supposed the systems ad to be reprogrammed or they will work wrong???
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    Ze_zaskar Been here awhile

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    ABS and TC are some of this bikes' greatest features, and lets admit, we all paid a lot for them when purchasing the bike, so it's of best interest to keep them.

    Also, both sistems are quite sensible to their imputs. This ABS can work on and off road, knowing how to behave only by recurring to speed sensors. I think it's more than probable that a different wheel diameter will screw it to some degree.
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  6. llamapacker

    llamapacker Mr. Conservative

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    The ABS and TC is done with math formulas and I doubt wheel changes will effect it.

    My wife had the F650GS twin, and I tried to lower it some with low profile rear tire (about 1/2" OD smaller) and the ABS refused to work with that tire because it was too small compared to the front OEM. Doubt this will be an issue on the Yamaha tho.

    This link doesn't specify, but they do have a patent for the system, it is not ordinary.

    Linky
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  7. Ze_zaskar

    Ze_zaskar Been here awhile

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    This Yamaha's TC and ABS might be inovative, but I doubt they don't use front vs rear wheel speed as an important variable. All the math in the ABS/TC algorithm is done with some fixed values. Standard speed relation between front/rear axels is probably one of them
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  8. woody's wheel works

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    they were very nice and were clueless as to what would happen with diameter changes....i let them know that we have quite a few souls waiting anxiously for an answer....their technician promised to pursue it further,,i told him i would share any learnings from our end as i have always done in the past....

    and ''while your at it would you be willing to check parts availability'' on the list of front /rear parts listed in another post...he assured me of an answer shortly..we'll see

    let's empowr ''Dave '' to get us some results...

    HOLY MOLY!!!! as i'm typing up this post ''Dave '' called back with the good news that all the parts are in Japan and clued me in on how to get em drop shipped to to my local yamaha dealer:clap

    FYI the part numbers were accurate save for an updated number on the 5 lil screws holding the sensor plate.. the correct/updated # is :
    90149 05030 instead of # 90149 05029

    he re-iterated that the official Yamaha answer is "We cannot give you an answer about this modification . It is against company policy.''..well, i get that reply all the time. If i based my universe on the corporate MO i'd still be stuck in the toules.:wink:

    well it's monday in denver ,,so all the dealerships are closed...i'm ordering 3 or 4 sets of hubs/components tomorrow.
    and that's the latest news from the Mile-Hi city:deal
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    woody

    PS : FYI,,,greg's Superlite/Superlaced ST special hub is coming along,,will get some pics today .
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  9. jaumev

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    Well, this “company policy” doesn’t help at all. Difficult decision if we don’t know how different wheels affect the ABS and TC….
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  10. woody's wheel works

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    that's why ya have guys like me ,ready willing and able to sail outside 'the harbors of the known'....and come back and let ya know 'what's out there'..

    today i'll order up several sets of front and rear hubs....i'll also order up a front sensor plate because if i'm to build a Superlite hub ...i'm aiming at having my hub interface with the oem sensor plate....to keep cost down..

    currently my aim is to get a wheel assy together so,that it will be as hassle free as yanking the wheel to swap/repair a tire.

    no matter what,,we'll have a 21 wheel built on an oem hub within the month...and then we'll KNOW:deal
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  11. obe01

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    Sounds good Woody, what ever it takes mate. "If you build it they will come" I think I have heard that somewhere before...:lol3.

    Hey, with regards to gregs Superlite ST wheel set 001. Has he gone with the 21"/18" Combo or did he decide to stay with OEM sizes...just interested...

    Any progress pics. Thanks again mate.

    Johnnie
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  12. woody's wheel works

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    Woody, this sounds great.
    Hope you find the way to do it
    Thanks
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  14. obe01

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    :thumb....
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  15. woody's wheel works

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    <table style="width:auto;"><tbody><tr><td>greetings from the Rocky Mountains...figured i'd give you all a lil picture tutorial on how to transform the Superlite II hub used on all the BMW R1200GS and HP-2 series bikes...

    here's the evolution from bar stock to finished disc brake adapter it widens the superlites disc mounting surface width to match the ST's width allowing the continued use of KTM brake rotor bolt pattern...


    [​IMG]</td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">
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    </td></tr></tbody></table>Here's the center spacer being made,,it converts the 30mm x47 OD x9mm wide bearings to 22mm axle diameter as used on your STs started out as 1.5'' 6061-T6 bar stock ,,,weighs in at 1.6oz / 45.34g
    <table style="width:auto;"><tbody><tr><td>[​IMG]</td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">
    </td></tr></tbody></table>there's the Superlite-II hub with the new 6906 2RS bearings installed,,,these bearings are also used on all the KTM Adventure LC-4s and LC-8s...2ea 9mm wide bearings side by side ie 4 total in front hub have more load carrying capacity than the single bearing set-up in your STs...and we pre-pack em all with more and better waterproof bearing grease.,,there's the 2'' bar stock for the outside spacers.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/kXlOK57mRwYXcVSSDOkXl9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-80nj32GpTZs/Tz1E4ulF_MI/AAAAAAAAC3Y/a-jlFEpDTV4/s400/IMG_0642_sh.jpg" height="400" width="325" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/woodyswheelworks/SuperliteSuperTenereWheelDevelopment?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Superlite Super Tenere Wheel Development</a></td></tr></table>
    </td></tr></tbody></table>the final touch ..your Superlite ST outer spacers...form and function with a hint of beauty...dedicated to Greg the Wasp-man without whose data they wouldn't be ready to roll today...
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    </td></tr></tbody></table>what the basic set-up will look like,,this trick wheel is going on a street rod special YZF ....powdercoated satin black spokes...and a really special anodized rim and hub assy.
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    :freaky
    woody
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  16. obe01

    obe01 Wannabe Adventurer

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    It looks the goods Woody...
    Cannot wait mate...:happay...........we are all gunna be wanting to :rogue Woody for doing this for us all. :lol3 ...
    And thanks to Greg for organizing the specs for the spacers etc.. Nice one mate..:thumb
    This is going to really Transform the SuperTen....Bloody tops Woody..

    Johnnie
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  17. Wasp

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    This gives me wood,,, Woody!! :bmwrider:nod

    Greg.
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  18. woody's wheel works

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    hey greg,,
    this is the flat gold look.....a bit subdued
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/kXlOK57mRwYXcVSSDOkXl9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-80nj32GpTZs/Tz1E4ulF_MI/AAAAAAAAC3Y/a-jlFEpDTV4/s400/IMG_0642_sh.jpg" height="400" width="325" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/woodyswheelworks/SuperliteSuperTenereWheelDevelopment?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Superlite Super Tenere Wheel Development</a></td></tr></table>
    the other gold is a deeper more orange
    gold like on Excel rims,,way more 'in your
    face',,,attention getting:>)
    holler ,
    woody the 'woody maker'
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  19. Wasp

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    Come on Woody....

    My woody has subsided so I need some more pics.:happay

    Greg.
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  20. jaumev

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    Yes... a long silence...
    A new question: with the 18” rear wheel, do you think there is enough space in the swing arm to put a tire with big knobs?
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