F800GS New front rim options

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  1. Planenuts

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    Hi,

    As is common I’ve bent the front wheel.
    What are the the current options for a standard size replacement?
    I only see Touratech offering the Excel with spoke kit.
    Can’t seem to find an Excel in a 21x2.15” on it’s own.
    Located in Canada so that seems to narrow my options a bit. Is it euro or Japan laced?

    Thanks.
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  2. BMW-K

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    Woody’s in Colorado? Maybe they know how to manage the border?
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  3. Strawdog

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    I had two wheels made by Woody's they shipped to Winnipeg no problem
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  4. NCD

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    Woody's x 1000

    They have 2.15s now with a safety bead if you want to do a tubeless front, or narrower if you tend to dent them offroad and want to keep running tubes. You can even change colors :)

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  5. Planenuts

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    How hard would safety bead be to brake trail side if need be?
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  6. NCD

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    I don't think any harder than the rear. It's just a small inner lip to keep the bead in place if the tire loses pressure. Many bikes have them. Our stock fronts don't.
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  7. Drunk_Uncle

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    Motion Pro Bead Breakers
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  8. 4RF RDS

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    4ED0D098-6734-4D72-AFDA-2CB393D9C52C.jpeg I bent my front BMW mag wheel on my F700 and bought these to replace them as these cost less than just one front rim from BMW. I got them off eBay… OEM style and no tubes. You can use the on board tire pressure monitoring. Very, very good quality and cost me $1500 (Cdn pesos) for both front and rear (and I see the price has gone up a bit)

    Good luck.

    https://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313&_nkw=VMX+3.0*19''/+4.25*17+Tubeless+CUSH+Drive+Wheels+Rims+For+BMW+F700GS+2012-2020&_sacat=0

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  9. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    @4RF RDS were you able to use your factory sprocket carrier in the VMW Cush drive? Thinking about a set of these on the wife’s bike. Being able to sell her alloy wheels afterwards would help defray some cost.
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  10. 4RF RDS

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    Yup, no issues what so ever. It was super simple and easy to fit. Apparently these guys are the OEM supplier for BMW.
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  11. Drunk_Uncle

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    Thank you. Was worried the sprocket would have to be unbolted from carrier. They are supposed to be one time use.
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  12. 4RF RDS

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    Should be fine, at least that is my recollection…
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