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Wire Spoke Wheels? I am aware of 2 makes. One being BMW - they look funny to me as the spokes go right to the outer edges of the rim.
The other make is Dymag who manufacture a lovely set of Carbon spoke wheels which are tubeless and originally made for the Ducati Monster (see http://www.dymag.com/Wire%20Spokes.htm ).
Over here the Dymags are available for other bikes (Triumph) at £2957 (Jack Lilley).
I don't think these options are viable for our Tenere (I have an '88 model).
I have also seen mention of a US company who 'seals' the inside of the rim, so that you can fit a tubeless tyre. I don't know anybody who has tried it, and I think most people would be a bit worried about the potential of an air leak?
[This message has been edited by GeoffE (edited 04 March 2004).]
i would carefully look at BMW wheels before trying to get them to fit your XT. they are great wheels, but look at the angle of the spokes between the rim and your hub, and make sure they will fit. i have put 17" MORAD rims on my original hubs and even that slight change in angle can cause the spokes not to line up properly.
with the spokes on the outer edge of the rim, the angle will be a lot different.(BUT, it maybe a change for the better? i dont know, someone please spend a fortune on BMW rims and answer this question!!)
I don't know about tubless wheels but I do know of inserts that replace the innertube. My brotherinlaw uses them in hairscrambles, here in Ohio.
They are made off solid foam cores. We got them from TECH TUBES
This is another place that I heard has them.
This is definatly a better way to go, how ever be ready the take some getting used to. They just feel a bit different.
This guy builds them in the US. http://www.woodyswheelworks.com/index.shtml He built me a 2.15-21 for my GS. Actually, go strait to this link: http://www.woodyswheelworks.com/wisdom.shtml for more info on this topic.
WARNING!! I had this problem: I pryed a new set of Continental TKC's onto my beloved rim and off i go. Ended up having three blow-outs! All at 130kph. Couldn't figure out why the tire was blowing out. No leaks through the silicone seal or the vent. I ended up stuffing a tube into the tire. Picked up a nail and had a fourth blowout! This time the tube rattling around in the wheel destroyed the silicone seal, no more tubeless for me
I did some research and discovered that the Continentals were having problems sealing on the Sun rims and the beads were blowing. This post is in NO way slagging Woody's Wheel Works...he is Very reputable and does fine work. Although sealing a centre-spoke rim is an option, i personally wouldn't do it again.
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