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Mags vs spoked rims
« on: August 26, 2019, 02:50:53 pm »
A friend of mine considering buying an almost new 1290 S with very low kilos but it has the mag rims which concerns him regarding off road stuff.....what are his options,whats the costs involved setting up a 2nd set or can the rims be changed to 21/18  permanently?
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Re: Mags vs spoked rims
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2019, 02:55:03 pm »
A friend of mine considering buying an almost new 1290 S with very low kilos but it has the mag rims which concerns him regarding off road stuff.....what are his options,whats the costs involved setting up a 2nd set or can the rims be changed to 21/18  permanently?

Try to find someone to swap, lots of them never used off tar with wire wheels.  8)
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Re: Mags vs spoked rims
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2019, 07:38:29 pm »
Mag rims will be perfectly fine for d roads. Maybe run higher pressures. I did 1000,s km of dirt on a Vstrom and had zero issues. Even when the rims took what I thought were hard hits I never dented them or got smileys.
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Re: Mags vs spoked rims
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2019, 07:05:45 am »
Except the KTM mags seem to be made of butter! :o
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Re: Mags vs spoked rims
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2019, 07:09:59 am »
My buddy Uli, did Cairo to CapeTown with Ray Muller on an R1200GS with alloys, just ride with some caution and KEEP your pressures up.  :sip:
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Re: Mags vs spoked rims
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2019, 09:11:56 am »
My KTM 1050 has mags. Did Sani with it and zero issues. My understanding is that if you ride like Chris Birch and hammer the &&&&& out of it you may have issues. If you ride like me you probably wouldn't test the limits of the wheels to much.. ?? IMHO
 

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Re: Mags vs spoked rims
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2019, 09:36:28 am »
Last Sunday after 40 odd kms on the dirt and not riding fast at all! KTM 1050
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Re: Mags vs spoked rims
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2019, 11:38:29 am »
that looks serious Big Dom
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Re: Mags vs spoked rims
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2019, 12:42:36 pm »
that looks serious Big Dom
what the haircut?  :sip:
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Re: Mags vs spoked rims
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2019, 03:43:49 pm »
Changed my 1290S mags they make smiley waaaay too easily
If i had to explain you would not understand anyway......
 

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Re: Mags vs spoked rims
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2019, 03:55:04 pm »
Changed my 1290S mags they make smiley waaaay too easily
Wat kos daai oefening? :o
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Re: Mags vs spoked rims
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2019, 04:05:14 pm »
Changed my 1290S mags they make smiley waaaay too easily
Wat kos daai oefening? :o

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Re: Mags vs spoked rims
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2019, 10:34:21 am »
Now again on the way back from Slumdogs bash one of the guys on a 1290R with spoke wheels knocked a rock and slightly dinged his rim and damaged the tyre. We did eventually manage to seal enough to get back to civilisation but what are the options ...can one install a tube(tyre pressure sensor)?
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« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2019, 11:45:04 am »
I was outside Memel (Pass ?) when another 1190 had a smiley - put my spare tube in (without fixing the rim)
removed the sensor & off we went - he was good all they way to the pub
 

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Re: Mags vs spoked rims
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2019, 02:16:54 pm »
Now again on the way back from Slumdogs bash one of the guys on a 1290R with spoke wheels knocked a rock and slightly dinged his rim and damaged the tyre. We did eventually manage to seal enough to get back to civilisation but what are the options ...can one install a tube(tyre pressure sensor)?

I always have a spare front and back tube with me. The tpms just removes with the nut on the valve and it comes out. Just remember to take a larger washer with for the tubes valve as the hole is bigger to accommodate the tpms. Had a couple of times where the rim had a smiley but sidewall of tyre was damaged too. I took of the tyre and fitted a big patch on inside of tyre and put a tube in. Works everytime.
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