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Offline JacoM

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Re: Project:21 inch GS adventure front
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2009, 01:38:01 pm »
Sprocketbek, the guys you rode with is Claus. He (and his son) is based in Paarl and they manufacture the 21' front wheel set-up for a 1200GS. He is busy developing one for a 1150 as well. He use the front rim of a R80, which can be purchased seperately from BMW (Not so in the case of a HP2, according to him) The rim of a R80 is apparently very strong. It is a tubeless rim.
I someone is interested, I can find his contact detail.
 

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Re: Project:21 inch GS adventure front
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2009, 08:08:06 pm »
Very interesting.

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Re: Project:21 inch GS adventure front
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2009, 06:51:55 am »
I built a 21' wheel for Camojo on the forum for his camo 1150, but it is not tubeless and it cost about R5k.I can lace that wheel.

How about a 1200GS rear wheel. Is it easily available. Want a spare to swop easily from roadies to knoblies. Runner any ideas.

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Re: Project:21 inch GS adventure front
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2009, 08:22:32 am »

I someone is interested, I can find his contact detail.


Yes please ...how much?
 

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Re: Project:21 inch GS adventure front
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2009, 11:51:11 am »
Yes please!!!!  >:D
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Re: Project:21 inch GS adventure front
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2009, 03:55:14 pm »
Ok - so I know the guys across the pond have been doing this 21 inch thing on 1150's and 1200's for some time and Woody is on all acount THE man state side. My question though is is the 10k for the fromt wheel inclusive of shipping and the inevitable customs NAAI? Generally speakimng these days you can virtually double the qouted cost for VAT, shipping and customs (even if zero their is still handling). So all in how much, pray tell?? Would be very surprised if you get away with 10K SARondfoks.
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Re: Project:21 inch GS adventure front
« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2009, 12:40:15 pm »
 AND here it is a beautiful 21 inch tubelss rim from Woodies Wheel Works - total cost R 11 000 incl construction, cargo and SA customs and VAT.  A lot cheaper than a new 19inch one from BM! 



Its going on this afternoon once I have the tyre on so will let you all know!
 

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Re: Project:21 inch GS adventure front - the rim is here!!!
« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2009, 12:45:45 pm »
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Re: Project:21 inch GS adventure front - the rim is here!!!
« Reply #29 on: March 09, 2009, 01:38:47 pm »
Old and new, the 21 is a lot bigger



The 21 surprisingly fits with the mudflap on but the gap is very little so I took the flap off for testing now



The 21 looks the business!





And now off to see what its like riding uphill all the time! ;)
 

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Re: Project:21 inch GS adventure front - the rim is here!!!
« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2009, 01:45:25 pm »
looks awesome  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Project:21 inch GS adventure front - the rim is here!!!
« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2009, 01:51:28 pm »
Schweeeet  >:D
 

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Re: Project:21 inch GS adventure front - the rim is here!!!
« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2009, 01:52:06 pm »
that looks sick :mwink:
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Re: Project:21 inch GS adventure front - the rim is here!!!
« Reply #33 on: March 09, 2009, 01:54:28 pm »
The suspense is killing me. What is the ride like , is it worth the money , does the handling feel different ??????

You have a large number of us waiting for your comments. We expect a detailed report with photo's obviously.

This looks like the answer.

We wait patiently  :pot:
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Re: Project:21 inch GS adventure front - the rim is here!!!
« Reply #34 on: March 09, 2009, 01:57:52 pm »
That looks awesome!
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Re: Project:21 inch GS adventure front - the rim is here!!!
« Reply #35 on: March 09, 2009, 02:00:56 pm »
Vandals seem to have spraypainted zebra stripes on your topbox  :pot:
 

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Re: Project:21 inch GS adventure front - the rim is here!!!
« Reply #36 on: March 09, 2009, 02:03:52 pm »
That looks the business!

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Re: Project:21 inch GS adventure front - the rim is here!!!
« Reply #37 on: March 09, 2009, 02:04:10 pm »
That looks awesome!
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Re: Project:21 inch GS adventure front - the rim is here!!!
« Reply #38 on: March 09, 2009, 02:53:27 pm »
OK OK  I had to go for a spin!!

Only did a short 15k odd gravel bit.  First impression on getting on the bike F&^% its high!  And I'm tall!

Next immediate impact is how easy the front moves and how quick it turns, it almost feels loose!

Then on gravel and a little sandy sections - definitelly easier, the snappy front takes some getting used to, i kept cutting corners cause I was not used to how quick the front moves. 

Took it along a very eroded single track... on one section I got stuck in a rut and nearly fell off, but the front just rode out the rut!  Definitelly would not have done that before I would have donnered off!



On sand - I found the rear bobbing around a lot which i suspect is normal but in the past I have been too busy fighting my front to notice! On ruts, corrugations and rocks much much better, it is very comfy soaking up the rough a lot easier than the standard tyre!  No dirt or anything comes up without the  mudflap so that seems good.



AAAh I need the weekend to throw some abuse at the monster!  First impressions THIS IS THE WAY TO GO!

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Re: Project:21 inch GS adventure front - the rim is here!!!
« Reply #39 on: March 09, 2009, 09:07:46 pm »
As I said would be surprised if you got away under 10K ... was 11k in the end. Lotsa moola - hope it is worth it? Must say does seem to be the beeznutzz  :ricky:
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