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Hey yall!!

So it is sorta spring here in AK and I just completed the bike! I am a traveler by nature and plan on taking this bike everywhere the military takes me...including Europe :) I just got the new superlace spokes put on by Woodys shop in Denver, CO and I know some of yall have spokes. I would like to hear from yall some of your stories or input on spokes for when you have been in a crutch or well impressed. Just incase is accidents come when I am out in about, it be good to remember some wisdom...ya know just in case! Also, I have the factory mag wheels, there are nothing wrong with them, but I really dont want them. Is there a places to sell them? People up here in AK are more BMW GS style...im tryin to make the Strom more popular :)

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Off-topic: There are a few of us Stromtroopers up here in AK -- glad to have you join us! Are you at JBER, or Eielson/Greeley, or ...?

On-topic: there's a for-sale section here on the Stromtroopers web site; you could post your OEM mags here. I'm curious how you like the spoked wheels...how long have you had them on the bike? How are they working for you so far?
 

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Hey man,

Yeah I am up here at JBER on the elmendorf side... Yeah I didnt know much about selling on here cause I suppose they have some requirements established that I dont even know if I meet them or not....something about posting so many post in a month??

So I bought the bike April/May of 2010 wrecked no salvage title. THe dude laid it over on gravel and in his driveway. Busted the forks, both sides of the tank fairings and the black vent fairing under the headlights and one of the head lights. The hard cases on the back kept the rest of the bike from being burgered up. I snagged it up and fixed most of the broken stuff.

I have literally had the wheels on the bike for a few days now and tonight is the first ride with the lady. :) Im super impressed with the super lace design and quality of craftsmanship that they have put into these wheels. Them guys down at Woody's really know what they are doing. Ill continue business with them for as much as I need their help.
 

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WD-40 works great to clean forks. It takes grease off instantly. Be careful not to get any on your rotors or tires.

Show us a picture of your bike with spokes. That would be interesting to see.

Edit: Oh i see a small picture of your bike in your first post. Hard to see it really tho.
 

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Hey man,

Yeah I am up here at JBER on the elmendorf side... Yeah I didnt know much about selling on here cause I suppose they have some requirements established that I dont even know if I meet them or not....something about posting so many post in a month??

So I bought the bike April/May of 2010 wrecked no salvage title. THe dude laid it over on gravel and in his driveway. Busted the forks, both sides of the tank fairings and the black vent fairing under the headlights and one of the head lights. The hard cases on the back kept the rest of the bike from being burgered up. I snagged it up and fixed most of the broken stuff.

I have literally had the wheels on the bike for a few days now and tonight is the first ride with the lady. :) Im super impressed with the super lace design and quality of craftsmanship that they have put into these wheels. Them guys down at Woody's really know what they are doing. Ill continue business with them for as much as I need their help.
Welcome! That's how I ended up in Alaska -- my dad was stationed at Elmendorf when I was 18. Enjoy the ride tonight! I'm still waiting for the ice to finish melting in my driveway before I take mine out; my boss rode his VStar 650 to work today, talking about what a warm beautiful day it was and I threatened to throw him out the window :yesnod: Honestly though, I'm still finishing up winter maintenance, so the bike isn't *quite* ready to ride yet.

BugMagnet -- if you click on the picture, a larger size will open up. IMHO, the wire-spoked V-Strom looks pretty good. I might have to check into the mod next year ;)
 

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How much do you want for the oem rear wheel? My is very scratched and has 60k+ on it..
 

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Bornagain, they are tubeless :)

Once the have gone through and completely tightened all the spokes down. From what it looks like, they run Teflon tape really tight in multiple layers and heat it up a bit and then cut a little box out at the valve so that air can get in.
 

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Modog, if you don't mind me asking, how much does Woody's charge for the spoke wheels? I went to the Woody's web site last night, but they want you to fill out a request form -- there's no pricing or even price range posted. I'm just curious if this is a mod that's even remotely in my budget anytime in the near future. Thanks!
 

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Modog, if you don't mind me asking, how much does Woody's charge for the spoke wheels? I went to the Woody's web site last night, but they want you to fill out a request form -- there's no pricing or even price range posted. I'm just curious if this is a mod that's even remotely in my budget anytime in the near future. Thanks!
Hey man,
yeah no biggy on asking. Here is a breakdown of the costs for a set of wheels for your V-Strom 1000/

Front billet hub-299 (choice of color)
Rear billet hub-349
Front 2.5 x 19 black excel-292
Rear 4.25 x 17 black excel-292
Stainless spokes/nipples-135x2-230
Superlace/true-111x2=222
Seal wheels for tubeless tires-99 x2=198

The wheel-set is 1880 without rotors/tires or sprocket.

Hope this helps!
 

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That's a little more than I was hoping, but having seen the photos on their web site, I understand -- they look like works of art. Thanks!
 

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Hey man,
yeah no biggy on asking. Here is a breakdown of the costs for a set of wheels for your V-Strom 1000/

Front billet hub-299 (choice of color)
Rear billet hub-349
Front 2.5 x 19 black excel-292
Rear 4.25 x 17 black excel-292
Stainless spokes/nipples-135x2-230
Superlace/true-111x2=222
Seal wheels for tubeless tires-99 x2=198

The wheel-set is 1880 without rotors/tires or sprocket.

Hope this helps!
OUCH, that's a lot of cash!
 

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That was my reaction, too :) I really, really like, but it's out of my budget right now.
 

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That's a lot-o-coin but the product looks awesome and the theory they use in design sounds excellent. I don't know when I'd be able to afford them, but they are on my "wanter" list. Some day...
 

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That's a lot-o-coin but the product looks awesome and the theory they use in design sounds excellent. I don't know when I'd be able to afford them, but they are on my "wanter" list. Some day...
You can also call...I know I did get a expensive set...but they do have cheaper options that might get you down to the 1500 dollar range :)
 
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