HP2/GS billet hubs - blue on black

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Warthog, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. Warthog

    Warthog TeutonicChronic

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    Received my HP2 wheels from Woody's. They made it halfway around the world to Korea without a single scratch. They won't stay perfect for long!

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    The blue color matches the frame...I didn't expect that. Maybe I won't have to paint the frame.
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    Each hub is signed and numbered by Woody hisself. (Signature is in a protective, strategic place where it is covered while the wheel is mounted)

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    Front wheel details...

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    Note the reduced diameter of the front hub, and the reduction of mass in the body of the hub.

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  2. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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  3. blender

    blender Just another rider

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    My my my, that is simply gorgeous. I'll never be able to afford those hubs nor the bike those go on, however I can appreciate the artistry that created them.
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  4. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    YEP, me too! Sure is bike pron at it's very best, nice, nice stuff.
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  5. Mav

    Mav Something witty...

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    I'm trying very hard to spend any more money on my HP2... you're not helping!!

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    One serious question - I understand that wavey discs are meant to help cooling and help with clearing any dirt out... but they look a lot thinner, having less surface area in contact with the pads. Will there be less stopping power on the front? Not criticizing - just curious.

    Thanks!
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  6. Gwilli

    Gwilli "Life Behind Bars"

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    Me want...........
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  7. scotsmun

    scotsmun Been here awhile

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    Woody's does the best rims out there for the hp2, these are the rims it should have come with as standard.........enjoy:thumb
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  8. ACK HP2

    ACK HP2 Been here awhile

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    Wow, Those Wheels Look Great, Congrat's. The Rear Hub Looks Just About The Same, But Not The Same, As The Set From TT, There CHT Brand Hubs From From Them, F And R. The CHT Front Hub Has The Spoke Holes On The Outside, Like Your Rear Hub. Is That Front A Woody Modified Stock Hub? The Blue Looks Awesome, Very Nice, Great Work. Paul
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  9. funhouse

    funhouse Overdue

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    pix when mounted please......Bruce
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  10. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Bike porn for sure!! :tb Beautiful work from Woody's :thumb
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  11. Warthog

    Warthog TeutonicChronic

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    Both hubs are custom cut and drilled from solid aluminum. Woody the Wheelbuilder and Mike the Machinist fabricate them from scratch. I believe the OEM hubs are formed in a mold, not cut from billet aluminum.
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  12. Warthog

    Warthog TeutonicChronic

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    I'm not sure how the Galfer rotor will stop. The Galfer package says to use Galfer pads...but that is not surprising. I trust Woody and Chris to send a rotor that will stop this beast with sufficient haste. If there are concerns, I'll post.
    The Galfer packaging claims the rotor is lighter and releases heat faster...faster than what, I don't know. If it is lighter, that is great. Any reduction in rotational mass is a bonus, especially on that 21inch front wheel. I come out of the dirt onto the pavement, accelerate, then try to flick the bike in to a turn...and the front wheel doesn't want to heel over!
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  13. Mav

    Mav Something witty...

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    Thanks for keeping us updated - be interested to hear how much easier you find it turn on the dirt rims now as well.

    Cheers :freaky
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  14. Harry Sheene

    Harry Sheene Adventurer

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    Chris is doing me a pair with black hubs. Will post a picture when they are on the bike....Yours look great!:thumbup
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  15. bavarian_markus

    bavarian_markus Been here awhile

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    Hallo,
    I´m Markus from Germany. Do you have an adress of woody?
    Can he make hubs in the size of the 1200 GS for the HP2?
    Thanks and greetings,
    Markus:clap:clap:clap
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  16. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Can you give us an idea of how much these wheels cost? I know they are premium items, so am not expecting them to be cheap, but knowing would help me to decide if I should try to buy some or not.
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  17. configurationspace

    configurationspace delooper

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    My set cost about $2300 (TKC80s mounted and balanced included)

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    bavarian marcus -- go to the vendors forum if you're looking for details on the WWW service. They also have a webpage: http://www.woodyswheelworks.com/
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  18. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    wie geht's??

    funny,,in the last 24 hours someone sends me this link,,,i get a message from Facebook and i finally put 2 +2 together who i built a blue hubbed HP-2 wheel set for circa 3 years ago...
    'twas like a whole chunk of my memory bank just dropped out..and recently bit's n pieces are coming back,,,

    a veternarian in Vermont finally put the finger on it.. a severe case of Sleep Apnea was turning me into a zombie for want of a better description....anyway a sleep study and CPAP machine has turned the tide..i'm out of the fog...contact me.
    servus u prossit
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  19. MJS

    MJS Long timer

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    And here I saw your post and thought "Woody took a picture of mine before shipping them". Guess they're not done yet :evil

    I know, soon. :D
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  20. rattis

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    Quantum nice droooool :D
    I'm spending a couple off Woody's best going to the Swiss and French alps for week :clap
    I'd love to do both but I have to go to Tuscany with the old lady in exchange for my fortnight off.
    A set of Öhlins and change to spare will be on the bill for that trip.
    If pigs could fly I might convince her that a set of Öhlins is more important than Tuscany, somehow i doubt it :wink:
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