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post #1 of 14 Old 05-26-2017, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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Spoke wheels

Hello stromers, does anyone know if the spoke wheels off the Vstrom 650 XT will fit on the 2015 Vstrom 1000, they have the same size wheels & tyres ... I'd like to change my alloy standard rims for the spoke rims ... Appreciate any feedback
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post #2 of 14 Old 05-26-2017, 10:49 AM
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no, they won't.

2014 DL650 (sold)
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post #3 of 14 Old 05-26-2017, 02:46 PM
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A few years ago, when I discovered the existence of tubeless spoke wheels, I wanted to change my cast wheels.
However, after seeing a spoke wheel crack at the rim weld in a BMW, now I feel happy with my integral wheels.

I know this failed wheel must have been an isolated case, and spokes have been runing for longer than casts, but I don't feel the urgency to change them anymore.

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post #4 of 14 Old 05-30-2017, 09:41 PM
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My Aprilia Capo has spoke wheels and I much prefer the cast wheels of the V2. So much easier to maintain. I think they look better too.
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post #5 of 14 Old 05-31-2017, 11:37 AM
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I've got the yellow XT one and everyone looks and and tells me how good they look..even the enduro guy's envy me( happy with that) they say that they look solid because of the added channel where the spoke attacks to on the rim
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post #6 of 14 Old 06-03-2017, 11:41 AM
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post #7 of 14 Old 06-03-2017, 12:23 PM
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Curious to what the weight difference is. Byddy has 2 Guzzi's A racer 7 with spokes, and a 750 with cast. The spokers are considerably heavier. He has noticed it to the point the 750 is quicker of the two.... noticeably.

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post #8 of 14 Old 06-03-2017, 01:12 PM
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If this site is correct the total bike weight at Occasions | Motor Oost | Rijssen is

213 kg / 470 lb - 2014 DL1000ABS
238 kg / 524 lb - 2018 DL1000ABS
228 kg / 503 lb - 2018 DL1000XT ABS


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post #9 of 14 Old 06-03-2017, 01:55 PM
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For what it's worth..According to the Suzuki USA site under specs, the '18 weighs 511 lbs in both specs and the '16 weighs 503 lbs. This could be due to the handguards and plastic under cowling now included stock along with the new electronics and revised front. I'm not buying a 54 lb difference as stated above between the '14 and '18 makes no sense
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post #10 of 14 Old 06-03-2017, 03:17 PM
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Yeah, the figures in York's post are impossible. No DL1000 has ever been under 500lbs for example. Spoked wheels are heavier than cast wheels, especially when that wonderfully strong channel gets filled with mud.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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