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Offline Noneking

21" front wheel on a GSA LC?
« on: May 26, 2016, 02:02:54 pm »
So I messed up my new GSA's front wheel last weekend when I hit a protruding rock at 140km/h on dirt.

My questions:
  - Seeing as my insurance will pay out, what are the costs of this mod compared to replacing OEM?
  - How does it influence tar handling on the telelever suspension.
  - Does it influence waranty on this brand new bike?
  - Any other considerations?
 




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Re: 21" front wheel on a GSA LC?
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2016, 02:17:39 pm »
pfft...that will buff right out  :lol8:

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Re: 21" front wheel on a GSA LC?
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2016, 03:06:12 pm »
 How does it influence tar handling on the telelever suspension.

It does not like to be flicked around in tight corners in a tar mountainpass. It tends to want to go to the outside.
If you can go for it.
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Re: 21" front wheel on a GSA LC?
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2016, 06:49:39 pm »
Yep! Saw its been done before on Adv Rider forum
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Re: 21" front wheel on a GSA LC?
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2016, 08:53:58 am »
 :deal:
 

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21" front wheel on a GSA LC?
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2016, 09:47:18 am »
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Re: 21" front wheel on a GSA LC?
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2016, 11:29:01 am »
I am looking very closely at those WWheels 21" fronts and they do not look tubeless.
Methinks it would be better buying a tubeless rim and spokes from BM and have the lot laced together.
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Re: 21" front wheel on a GSA LC?
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2016, 11:40:20 am »
I am looking very closely at those WWheels 21" fronts and they do not look tubeless.
Methinks it would be better buying a tubeless rim and spokes from BM and have the lot laced together.

Agreed...... Ek klou vas aan tubeless :3some:
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Re: 21" front wheel on a GSA LC?
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2016, 11:50:41 am »
Silver PD 100 rim and spokes about R6500 from bm dink ek.
Weet nie of hulle gelace kan word op die hub van die LCA.
My Hp2 rim voor was n maklike lace op die gewone 1200 voorhub.
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Re: 21" front wheel on a GSA LC?
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2016, 01:11:56 pm »
AFAIK, BMW no longer sells the R80/R100 GSPD tubeless rim - only a complete wheel.   :-\
I suggest you look on e-Bay for a used one.




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Re: 21" front wheel on a GSA LC?
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2016, 03:30:39 pm »
I guess the change is to give you better handling on dirt (and has little to do with what happened)?  I think if you hit a protruding rock at 140, it does not matter what wheel you have, it may have the same result.

Those bigger wheels on the bikes remind me of the old scrambler days.  And I also like the look without the front fender.  Come to think of it, the beak is a remnant of the old fixed fender.  Nowadays we have a beak and a fender  ???.

But sorry to read about your incident, Noneking.  I hope you were ok?  Was it a loud bang?
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Re: 21" front wheel on a GSA LC?
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2016, 03:53:00 pm »
I guess the change is to give you better handling on dirt (and has little to do with what happened)?  I think if you hit a protruding rock at 140, it does not matter what wheel you have, it may have the same result.

Those bigger wheels on the bikes remind me of the old scrambler days.  And I also like the look without the front fender.  Come to think of it, the beak is a remnant of the old fixed fender.  Nowadays we have a beak and a fender  ???.

But sorry to read about your incident, Noneking.  I hope you were ok?  Was it a loud bang?


Copernicus yes, because I ride mostly dirt I thought that my misfortune could be seen as the ideal time to do the mod.  The rock that I hit at speed would've damaged most I think. My front wheel was at 2.6 bar because I know that road well and was aware of several areas where rocks protrude from the hard dirt surface.

I was at the back of the group, riding in my friends' dust with the winter sun in the West, directly in front of me. Pressure dropped to 0.9 immediately after I hit the rock and was sitting at 0,6 when we arrived at camp. Luckily bike stayed perfectly stable and there was no damage to my underpants!
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Re: 21" front wheel on a GSA LC?
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2016, 03:53:57 pm »
Just got quote from BMW for damage. R19k? Less than I thought.....
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Re: 21" front wheel on a GSA LC?
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2016, 09:43:06 pm »
I collected my new,. (to me) Trophy last Saturday and was talking to my old boss Shane from Donfords getting some inside info and he said that they are replacing quite a few rim's on LC's! I don't think that it's because they are week but probably because we are riding them a little harder than we should. My 2c
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Re: 21" front wheel on a GSA LC?
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2016, 09:49:58 pm »
I collected my new,. (to me) Trophy last Saturday and was talking to my old boss Shane from Donfords getting some inside info and he said that they are replacing quite a few rim's on LC's! I don't think that it's because they are week but probably because we are riding them a little harder than we should. My 2c

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Re: 21" front wheel on a GSA LC?
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2016, 09:45:33 am »
Looking at the conversion done in this link, it seems like the only real issue is the brake line. Does seem like big deal to overcome. What do you guys think?
http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/21-front-on-r1200gs-lc.1043024/
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Re: 21" front wheel on a GSA LC?
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2016, 09:48:54 am »
Pics from that thread.

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Re: 21" front wheel on a GSA LC?
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2016, 02:34:25 pm »
As ek die ding so kyk lyk dit moontlik om die brakeline te skuif na die bokant van die fork brace.  Maar dit dal beteken dat jy die pype onder die vertakking sal moet verleng.  Ek dink 'n redelike goeie hydrolic plek sal so iets met die regte materiale kan maak.  Hulle maak tien-teen-een soortgelyke goed elke dag.  Dan kan jy die original bere saam met al die ander goed wat jy al vervang het  ;D.

Maar BMW gaan dalk nie van jou planne hou nie.  Veral nie as jy met 'n warranty issue by hulle kom nie.  Ry die bike soo sleg met die standaard wiel?  Of sal ek eerder vra - gaan dit soveel beter wees met die groter wiel?  Dalk as jy baie sand ry maar ek dink op gewone grondpaaie is die verskil dalk nie so opvallend nie.  Ek dink nou meer in terme van die voordele vs die tegniese moeite en issues met 'n bike wat steeds onder waarborg is.

Anyway, ek lees lekker aan julle manewales en planne.  :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: 21" front wheel on a GSA LC?
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2016, 02:45:07 pm »
Ek dink Nking moet n HP2 rim kry met speke en dit probeer lace met sy hub wat nou in die beskadigde rim is.
Om die briekpype te reroute is geen groot probleem. Ongelukkig as hy die conversion doen en die engine pak op sal dit agv van die groter voorwiel wees glo my. Die rede sal iets soos lugvloeibelemmering of so iets wees. :P
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