f800gs rim locks

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by tmex, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. tmex

    tmex Long timer

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    Going to mount TKC80's next week. What are folks doing about rim locks?
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  2. spoof

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    For TKCs?!?

    How low are you planning to go?

    Jimmy Lewis said on the GS Trophy thread that they ran Karoos at 20-25 in Tunisian sand dunes. Not exactly true knobbies, he acknowledged. But no need for rim locks at those pressures either.

    I bow to you if you are going to get so burly with the 800 as to need rim locks.
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  3. tmex

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    I just was not sure if 20 was a high enough pressure to not be concerned. The rim is not drilled for them , so apparently BMW agrees with you. Thanks.
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    double post - not my doing...
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  5. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    I don't know where you could find a rim lock for the rear rim. It's wide enough for a truck.
    I guess you could go old school w/ some sheet metal screws.
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  6. tmex

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    Indeed :1drinkhence the post. I think I'll follow Spoof's advice on this one.
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    I'm using the screw method on my KTM, worked out fine so far. Easier to change tubes/tires also with no internal lock.
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    johngil Reseda, CA

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    I was going to saw that bitch off myself!
    More beer fixed the problem (eventually).
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  9. tmex

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    I was afraid of that. Thanks for the warning. Good thing I have lots of beer and no close neighbors.
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