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Post a pic of your rim. on: May 25, 2013, 09:10:41 pm

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Re: Post a pic of your rim. Reply #1 on: May 25, 2013, 09:31:14 pm

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Re: Post a pic of your rim. Reply #2 on: May 25, 2013, 09:39:21 pm

First ride on my R today and I did exactly the same thing.
Not as bad as yours but enough to create a front end puncture Angry
Every few km had to stop and pump the tyre.
Got to the Drakensberg, found a hammer and piece of hard plastic. Managed to bang the ding out enough for the tyre to reseal.
The rock I hit wasn't that big. I think these rims are a bit soft
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Re: Post a pic of your rim. Reply #3 on: May 25, 2013, 09:43:38 pm

Hoe was jou woorde ....Tjom het julle nie n  specsavers daar by julle nie.....Lyk my JY moet gaan brille kry   ImaPoser ImaPoser

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Re: Post a pic of your rim. Reply #4 on: May 25, 2013, 09:56:58 pm

It wasnt a ROCK. It was on a nice gravel highway. Some of the rocks are in the road, half underground, other half sticking out. Nice and round of the years of riding over them. So I come over the rise, see the stone/rock, try to miss it but dont do much effort cause I know it wont do anything to the bike. I was on 160kph. So the front clips the stone/rock/boulder wtf ever  Evil and I hardly feel any impact on steering.

Next moment, still at 160, the front wheel goes INSTANTLY FLAT!! FFS!!!! First time ever this happened to me.
Bike pulls left, you turn right, fuckall happens!! It runs where it wants to!! So I locked up rear brake, and try my best to keep the front end on the gravel as far as I can. Eventually stopped in the veld next to the  fence  Evil

So there I am, 170-180km from home, between nowhere and fuckall, all alone, with a flat tyre. So I took a rock, and started bashing the rim. The rock split in two. After rock nr 6 being split up in two, I tried to pump tyre with snot strips in there. Nothing, still wont keep air.

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Re: Post a pic of your rim. Reply #5 on: May 25, 2013, 10:03:41 pm

To give you guys an idea how the road looks like, this pic I took 5min before the rim said bye bye.
To say the least, I'm not impressed with these rims, not at all  Evil


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Re: Post a pic of your rim. Reply #6 on: May 25, 2013, 10:05:58 pm

wheres that bud, steytlerville gravel highway? if it is treatcherous piece of road even for cars
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Re: Post a pic of your rim. Reply #7 on: May 25, 2013, 10:07:19 pm

And while I'm complaining  Pot
The lights are SHIT  Pot

170 odd km on gravel looked like this  PeepWall And this is brights.

Ok, I feel kak tonight , going to bed  Cry   Cry

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Re: Post a pic of your rim. Reply #8 on: May 25, 2013, 10:08:41 pm

wheres that bud, steytlerville gravel highway? if it is treatcherous piece of road even for cars

Yes, the Cockscomb one with that low level water bridges  Cry
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Re: Post a pic of your rim. Reply #9 on: May 25, 2013, 10:10:33 pm

yip, bad road that, claimed one or two smileys from me as well....how u get home, no way u rode that back..
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Re: Post a pic of your rim. Reply #10 on: May 25, 2013, 10:13:37 pm

yip, bad road that, claimed one or two smileys from me as well....how u get home, no way u rode that back..

I left a bud of mine at the Royal Hotel, he is sleeping there tonight. So after I smashed all the rocks in the area, I phoned him. He came with a moerse hammer, and we moered it pappa!!!

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Re: Post a pic of your rim. Reply #11 on: May 25, 2013, 10:15:16 pm

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Re: Post a pic of your rim. Reply #12 on: May 25, 2013, 10:15:25 pm

yip, bad road that, claimed one or two smileys from me as well....how u get home, no way u rode that back..

What is the distance of that road from Steytler to the Cockscomb road? I was so de moer in did not even check.

Is it 160 from Hotel to the Tar, or 160 from Hotel into PE?
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Re: Post a pic of your rim. Reply #13 on: May 25, 2013, 10:24:21 pm

My rock was also one of those round ones half buried in the soil. Was doing approx 120km/h at the time. Was on the road between Tugela Ferry and Weenen. I felt the hit but was nothing, not even a minor deflection on the bars. Will have to be more careful in the future.

As an aside I need to move the bars forward and add a 20mm spacer. Feel very cramped while standing on the bike.
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Re: Post a pic of your rim. Reply #14 on: May 25, 2013, 10:34:05 pm

My rock was also one of those round ones half buried in the soil. Was doing approx 120km/h at the time. Was on the road between Tugela Ferry and Weenen. I felt the hit but was nothing, not even a minor deflection on the bars. Will have to be more careful in the future.


Nicely said, same here today!!

So now I want to know, if you cant even ride over them, what then? Surely the rims must be able to handle that?

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Re: Post a pic of your rim. Reply #15 on: May 25, 2013, 11:01:48 pm

Hoor wat jy se.  Tubeless bly maar konstante issue as die rim buig

En tube bly n issue as jy konstant dorings in jou wiele kry.

Ek weier om n bike met tubes te ry, dit was die enigste rede hoekom ek nie al 2 jaar terug n 990 gekoop het nie.

Ek hou nie van werk nie, veral nie as ek nog in die bos is met full kit en die son brand my ook nog nie ImaPoser  ImaPoser
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Re: Post a pic of your rim. Reply #16 on: May 25, 2013, 11:09:28 pm

Die dilemma begin homself nou vinnig manifesteer.....  Daar is nie wiele (rims en/of tyres) wat die off-road behandeling en die spoed waarteen 'n 1190 kan travel kan hanteer nie.  Vir die oomblik sal eienaars maar moet besluit of hulle wil jaag en of hulle paaie met klippe wil ry, en die bike dienooreenkomstig opstel.  Dis nie 'n nuwe ding nie.  Ons sit al van 2003 af 1.85" Excel en DID rims op die 9x0's.  En hulle het met 'n 2.15" rim gekom.  Nou kom die 1190 met 'n 2.5" rim.  Dit vat geen breinchirurgie om uit te werk wat nou gaan gebeur nie.  Ons moet nou net bepaal hoe 'n 1.85" rim met 'n TKC of Karoo vaar teen 250 km/h. 

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Re: Post a pic of your rim. Reply #17 on: May 25, 2013, 11:12:26 pm

yip, bad road that, claimed one or two smileys from me as well....how u get home, no way u rode that back..

What is the distance of that road from Steytler to the Cockscomb road? I was so de moer in did not even check.

Is it 160 from Hotel to the Tar, or 160 from Hotel into PE?

cockscomb Turn off to steytlerville is about 122km
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Re: Post a pic of your rim. Reply #18 on: May 25, 2013, 11:13:50 pm

Hoor wat jy se.  Tubeless bly maar konstante issue as die rim buig

En tube bly n issue as jy konstant dorings in jou wiele kry.

Ek weier om n bike met tubes te ry, dit was die enigste rede hoekom ek nie al 2 jaar terug n 990 gekoop het nie.

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Sal erken, en sal my woorde sluk  Cry
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Re: Post a pic of your rim. Reply #19 on: May 25, 2013, 11:16:18 pm

Op my GSA, het ek klippe en slote geslaan dat dit voel of die vurke middeldeur gebreek het. Geen skade op rim!

Op 47 000km het ek nie eers een puncture gekry nie.

So ek verstaan nie, maak KTM hulle rims dan uit klei uit  Evil  Evil
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