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Wheel replacement for 950 Adv - can other models be used?

Discussion in 'Dakar champion (950/990)' started by Orange Toaster, Apr 28, 2020.

  1. Orange Toaster

    Orange Toaster Been here awhile

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    Good folks,

    front wheel on my cousin's 2004 950 Adventure has turned slightly oval - get a bumpy feeling when riding it. :-) Not dented, just oval. Anybody knows a method to rectify this?

    Probably not, hence the thread subject: Are there any options to replacing it with the original wheel/rim? I have heard that 640 Adv. shares the same 21" front wheel, but can anyone confirm? And are there other options (or aftermarket items)?

    Thanks a lot.
    /OT
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  2. Dziadek

    Dziadek Adventurer

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    On my 950 i have 300 exc front wheel. You need to fabricate new bushings. But you loose one brake disc. 640 and 690 fits also.
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  3. Orange Toaster

    Orange Toaster Been here awhile

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    Thanks. I take it noone produces a rotor that will allow fitting the second brake disc.
    But also this means that I should be able to use the rim from 300 EXC or 640 or 690, just string it on the existing hub from the 950.

    OT
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  4. rinho

    rinho Rinho Féroce

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    Using EXC or 690 wheel means you go "one disc"
    To fix your wheel (replacing the rim) Woody Works Wheel is one of the best on earth (there are other but I don't know them).
    A bit far away from Copenhagen though, but I had some wheels delivered in France.
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  5. DirtyADV

    DirtyADV Long timer

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    If hub is reusable lacing a new rim onto it is probably cheapest and easiest.

    How oval is the rim?

    Weighing down the rear end and rigging up a little steel wire next to rim to start getting a better reference to how far oval it is.

    Here I'm checking my discs for warping using that simple setup.

    FB_IMG_1588105505647.jpg

    If there is no damage to rim maybe possible to get it better by loosening spokes at narrow part and pulling in the high part.

    /Johan
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  6. ferdinotch

    ferdinotch Adventurer

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    il you go one disc, direct swap with your spacers :
    950 SE
    with custom spacers :
    All recent SX, EXC and husqvarna TC and TE.
    690 Enduro.

    If you keep two discs :
    950 Adv all years
    990 Adv all years
    640 last gen with two discs

    there are other options aswel.

    Don't forget that our hubs are EURO lace, not japanese...
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  7. Orange Toaster

    Orange Toaster Been here awhile

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    Thanks all contributors, very useful info. :thumbup
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  8. Frostguiding

    Frostguiding Been here awhile

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    As someone else said, late model 640A front wheel goes straight in. I've got one.
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