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Offline ojo

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Spoked wheels
« on: November 17, 2011, 10:54:36 AM »
Hi all
I really like the new classic look of the spoked wheels at Crosstourer. Always been a standard fit at the Enduro bikes from Honda XL through to Africa Twin (had them all). Then Varadero had the alloy wheels. Of course the new ones are now tubeless too which is a big benefit.
Question: apart from design, what are the pros and cons here? I reckon they are lighter then alloy are they? Wondered if there performance wise is supposed to be a difference too?
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Re: Spoked wheels
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2011, 11:13:22 AM »
Well, besides the aesthetic discourse, there is also a speech enhancement.
 If you take a shot at an alloy wheel (such as Varadero), you risk having to throw away, but a circle with rays, in 99% of cases can be placed.

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Re: Spoked wheels
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2011, 03:08:20 PM »
*Originally Posted by Murdock [+]
Well, besides the aesthetic discourse, there is also a speech enhancement....

What you mean with speech enhancement?  :187:
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Re: Spoked wheels
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2011, 03:09:44 PM »
*Originally Posted by ojo [+]

What you mean with speech enhancement?  :187:


Hey Othmar... you must learn italian now!  :008:
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Re: Spoked wheels
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2011, 03:14:54 PM »
*Originally Posted by Giovannino [+]


Hey Othmar... you must learn italian now!  :008:

na, I thought "speech enchancement" was english ;-) ... i googled it all over but could not make any idea out of it  :157:
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Re: Spoked wheels
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2011, 03:16:06 PM »
Problems with the translator ... I meant that there is an improvement of quality, for the reasons already mentioned, and repairs ...  :008: :008:

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Re: Spoked wheels
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2011, 06:55:33 PM »
I haven't owned a spoked wheel bike since my yamaha 660 single tenere - that was 15 years ago. I for one like the look of the spoked wheels and I'm looking forward to seeing them close up at the UK motorcycle show later this month. For me, spoked wheels will make a nice change from alloys and designing them tubeless is great :002:

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Re: Spoked wheels
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2011, 02:18:02 AM »
Spoked rims are ment for off roading.... wonder how the XT will perform  :084:

Hope you guyz will try it out next year when it arrives in Italy....  :031:

 


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