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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-07-2018, 03:40 AM Thread Starter
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GS - Spoked Wheels.

This GS looks awesome with the spoked wheels. Apparently they are are available (with tubeless option) from Rally Raid Products in the UK. This image was from GS post in FB.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-07-2018, 06:36 AM
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Definitely looks more GS like.
I like it.

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Are they ready to order now? Last time I checked it was for march or something like that.
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RRP says production ready for ordering end of march, just after Australian rallies testing.
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Any word on price?
I'm guessing it will be expensive, like $1000+

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no price yet but the wheels for the honda cb500x are $1400
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No price yet... but seems more and more aftermarket parts are being developed in following months.
Rally Raid all mentioned a full silencer system from Scorpion Exhausts has been developed, buts its not going to be launched until after the field trails with the Aussie team that are also testing the wheels.

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Any word on price?
I'm guessing it will be expensive, like $1000+
exhaust below photo from Rally Raids FB post.
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Love the looks of those spoked wheels, and a definite fit for the GS. Unfortunate that they are based out of the UK, wonder what alternatives can be found locally (North America). This may seem like a dumb question but what's the advantage of running a tubeless tire? Less chance for a flat?
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This may seem like a dumb question but what's the advantage of running a tubeless tire? Less chance for a flat?
No, a screw or a nail will pierce a tubeless tire just as easily as a tubed one. But you can plug a tubeless tire in a few minutes, pump it up, and be back on your way. Whereas fixing flat on a tubed tire, especially on a rear tire, can drag on into hours of work. Not much fun doing that trailside on a hot afternoon out in the desert, especially without a center stand. DAMHIK.

I confess, having ridden bikes with cast wheels and tubeless tires, and bikes with spoked wheels and tubed tires, that I have zero interest in swapping out the stock wheels for some spoked ones when my G310GS finally gets here. Zero. Other than the bling factor, I see no advantage to spoked wheels on a bike this light. They're usually heavier, harder to keep clean, and then there's patching that tube. No thanks.

Cast wheels were once considered less durable than spoked wheels. But my experience with my old V-Strom showed me that this is clearly not the case anymore. I rode that thing all over the deserts of eastern Oregon, northern Nevada, Death Valley, Baja, and parts in between, and never suffered a single bent rim. And I wasn't always just plodding along out there. In fact, the only bent rim I ever suffered was on my current F800GS, which has spoked wheels.

But hey, if you have a spare US$1,400 just lying around, and like the way those wheels looks, go ahead and buy them. I think they look reeeel purty.
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But hey, if you have a spare US$1,400 just lying around, and like the way those wheels looks, go ahead and buy them. I think they look reeeel purty.
Totally agree, then $1100+ for the Akrapovic exhaust and your at around $2500, **** near half the price of the
bike. For bling and bang.
No thanks!
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