Wheel swap question

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Taylorro, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. Taylorro

    Taylorro n00b

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    Is it true that switching from spoked wheels to cast wheels is a piece for piece swap. More specifically, can I simply drop the one set of wheels and install the other? Everything should fit the same correct? I have a 2018 R1200GS with spoked wheels that I’m looking to swap to cast wheels. Thx.
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  2. ExodusRider

    ExodusRider ExodusRider

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    It should be, but would help if you include bike, make, model, year..
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  3. tentative_rider

    tentative_rider Wanna Be On Gravel

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    Many times not. I know for my 2007 GS adventure I had both spoke and cast sets.

    The front was a straight across swap but the rear had different bolts or spacers I can’t remember which Because the hubs were different.

    I definitely had to have two different sets of fasteners.
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  4. PerazziMx14

    PerazziMx14 Been here awhile

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    The lug bolts for the rear wheel on hexhead R1200GS's for spoke wheels are longer than for cast wheels.
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  5. MrVvrroomm

    MrVvrroomm Been here awhile

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    It is a direct swap. The rear wheel bolts are the same on wet heads.
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