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Today, when I was riding home from work, I accidently wrode into a very steep hole on the rode. Both tires 'exploded' at 95km/h. I could luckily keep the bike up and running so I didn't fall. After a thorough check I saw that both rims were seriously damaged. The rear rim is definitely total loss, dealer will look at front rim tomorrow.

I was wondering what is the best option to buy? Dealer gave me price of new HONDA OEM rear rim (just rim) and that is 550 euro without the work of 'respoking' the whole rim plus the labor etc...

Would you guys just replace the rims with Honda OEM rims or would you go for Excel rims? I was also thinking of getting new spokes as my honda spokes are already quite rusty.

What are you thoughts?

To bad I have to buy new rims, innertubes and tires. Was just looking for some crashbars and bashplate...

Thanks for the replies!

Abj
 

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sad to see your roads are as bad as ours, I would look at new rims more In the off road style, probably tougher as its a possibility it could happen again. also would your insurance cover the cost?
 

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Hey

Today, when I was riding home from work, I accidently wrode into a very steep hole on the rode. Both tires 'exploded' at 95km/h. I could luckily keep the bike up and running so I didn't fall. After a thorough check I saw that both rims were seriously damaged. The rear rim is definitely total loss, dealer will look at front rim tomorrow.

I was wondering what is the best option to buy? Dealer gave me price of new HONDA OEM rear rim (just rim) and that is 550 euro without the work of 'respoking' the whole rim plus the labor etc...

Would you guys just replace the rims with Honda OEM rims or would you go for Excel rims? I was also thinking of getting new spokes as my honda spokes are already quite rusty.

What are you thoughts?

To bad I have to buy new rims, innertubes and tires. Was just looking for some crashbars and bashplate...

Thanks for the replies!

Abj
Hi Abj , what pressures were you running when it happened ? regards Rory
 

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Here some pictures of my rims.


I 'attacked' the bump/whole at about 30°. Guess if I just 'attacked' it straight that the outcome would have been better. Front tire 'exploded' and rear tires was flat after about 3mins. Getting a excel rear rim. Front OEM rim should be okay according to dealer. Will put mitas e07 on the bikes. As both tires are also damaged. Tire pressure was about 32F/36R.

Rear rim

Front rim
 

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Sorry to hear that and surprised at the damage.


Excel rims, with Talon hubs and stainless spokes - the only way to go for supermotos for decades. Look at the Talon site - hard to resist, especially when you 'have to replace them'.
 

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I fitted Excel rims to my 1190 R, 1.85 x 21" up front. Very robust, but the lack of TL safety bead is a real danger. I had a blowout a couple of weeks ago in Morocco, on tarmac at 46mph lost control and got thrown a couple of metres in the air. I've had blowouts on motorways a couple of times but never lost control before.

I will be changing it soon!

What are the standard CR1000 rims? They don't look any better than the KTM's which are soft! And I don't think they're tubeless?But do they have a 'safety bead'?
 

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I fitted Excel rims to my 1190 R, 1.85 x 21" up front. Very robust, but the lack of TL safety bead is a real danger. I had a blowout a couple of weeks ago in Morocco, on tarmac at 46mph lost control and got thrown a couple of metres in the air. I've had blowouts on motorways a couple of times but never lost control before.

I will be changing it soon!

What are the standard CR1000 rims? They don't look any better than the KTM's which are soft! And I don't think they're tubeless?But do they have a 'safety bead'?
The front is 21 x 2.15 the back is 18 x 4.00 I dont know how hard you want them, it means they can be reshaped if you have had a big hit the way they are.
The photo of the rim damage in this thread I dont think is that bad, I would just get it straightened.
The front does not have a safety bead the back one does. I was thinking I might try sealing the rear one as its hard work getting the tire on and off with the safety bead on the side of the road and run that as a tubeless.
 

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New here and interested in getting a second set of wheels for off-road use.
Anyone know if Talon or Excel have hubs to mate with the AT? Also, anyone run Tubliss in an aftermarket wheelset for these yet?
 

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New here and interested in getting a second set of wheels for off-road use.
Anyone know if Talon or Excel have hubs to mate with the AT? Also, anyone run Tubliss in an aftermarket wheelset for these yet?
Tubliss says its kits are not for big bikes. I'm running the Outex tubeless conversion front and back in mine, 4000 km and counting with no issues.
 
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