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Old 11 Oct 2010
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Transalp wheel replacement

Hi all, ive just bought a 2002 alp for commuting and it neds a bit of work doing to it, including new wheel rims. I wanted to fit tubeless tyres on, so want cast wheels, does anyone know if any other model bike has rims that i can put straight onto the alp? thanks in advance!
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Hej Bjorn

Try some of these links

Dillon Brothers in the US can get parts

Dillon Brothers Motorsports | Honda OEM Parts | Kawasaki OEM Parts | Suzuki OEM Parts | Yamaha OEM Parts


Transalp.org - Information on The Greatest Multi Purpose Motorcycle in The World. is a group that can be of use to know when travelling long distances worldwide on Transalps.

Transalp Info Page
is a contact in the Netherlands through whom one could access parts in Europe.

If you contact vankeulen in the Ntetherlands he has some links to salvage yards in Germany who may have what you ar e looking for.../Roffe
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Try asking here:
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If you're fitting wheels from another bike, you need to factor in the following:

Rim width: clearance issues
Rim diameter: ride height & gearing issues
Tyre sizes: see all of the above
Brakes: use the matching caliper, carrier & disc for the wheel you're swapping in.
Spindle diameter: swap wheel bearings to suit or modify the swingarm if possible.
Chain clearance / sprocket alignment: don't want chain rubbbing on the tyre & be careful about spacing the rear sprocket out to far or you'll be needing to space the front out to match or worse, modify the frame.

Access to lathes & mills makes the above swap a lot easier.
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Tubebliss

Anybody got experiences with the Tubliss System??
(see: TUbliss : Go Tubeless With The Ultimate Traction Control System)

Some friends are enthusiastic, using this however " just" in endurosport. The idea is ingenious and the advantages is clearly obvious, but what is about long-term experiences? Perhaps somebody here get already some Km travel practice with "tubeless tubetires"??


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