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On this bike I like the spokes, however, to not use spoked wheels that could take tubeless was unnecessary. My friends C had them 10 years ago. I would have to get the rims sealed or if that was not a reliable process replace them with a different rim. When I had a ducati GT 1000 before I got a set of cast ducati wheels I looked at alpina spoked rims but I couldn't justify the 2500 price.

As for the pic I would want something that is different from a rim available on another bike.
 

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I've always wanted spoken wheels on my R1200R, despite the extra cleaning.

Now i see the NineT with alloys, i think i prefer those wheels. It finishes the modern look of the NineT.
Do you mind making the same exercise from the other side ?
 

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i don't like those wheels, i originally wanted the wheels off of the concept, which were 6-7 straight spokes, really wide in the rear with a meaty tire :)
 

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here you go. maybe someone else with actual skill can provide some more renders that arent pure crap
 

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I like the spokes look on the bike. I may change out the rims still but I would be looking at wheels that have cool spokes. I am just not sure that these rims that you chose match how I see the nineT in my head.
 

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Wheels post 8 (my option)

I've asked my dealer when my options list goes in for build if I can get these alloys in gloss black instead of the oe spoked rims as I can't be doing with puncture on tubes ,also without any centre stand I won't be able to fix myself whilst on tour,so I will get an answer when the official pricing gets released as to whether I can get an option wheel ?? :cool:
 

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I've asked my dealer when my options list goes in for build if I can get these alloys in gloss black instead of the oe spoked rims as I can't be doing with puncture on tubes ,also without any centre stand I won't be able to fix myself whilst on tour,so I will get an answer when the official pricing gets released as to whether I can get an option wheel ?? :cool:
I can't imagine having to deal with any of the leaks coming from the spokes I just find it an inconveniece if I ever had to do so. Looking forward on seeing some different options for wheels as well.
 

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I can't imagine having to deal with any of the leaks coming from the spokes I just find it an inconveniece if I ever had to do so. Looking forward on seeing some different options for wheels as well.
it's another reason why i want the wheels off the concept. there's nothing to worry about with them.
 

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General Discussion - Pardon me for restating. Removal of each wheel requires a lift for the chassis or an individual wheel stand. The local BMW store in Newbury Park quoted me the fact that the BMW stand is no longer available in North America for order. I looked on line and then spoke with my son who recommended the Pit Bull stand for the rear wheel. Since maintenance and custom work require a rear-wheel stand, I ordered the Pit Bull stand specifically made for the R bikes including the R9T. I used RevZilla.com to place the order, $179.00 U.S., free shipping in the 48 contiguous states. Just sayin'; just said.alexford
 

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General Discussion - Pardon me for restating. Removal of each wheel requires a lift for the chassis or an individual wheel stand. The local BMW store in Newbury Park quoted me the fact that the BMW stand is no longer available in North America for order. I looked on line and then spoke with my son who recommended the Pit Bull stand for the rear wheel. Since maintenance and custom work require a rear-wheel stand, I ordered the Pit Bull stand specifically made for the R bikes including the R9T. I used RevZilla.com to place the order, $179.00 U.S., free shipping in the 48 contiguous states. Just sayin'; just said.alexford
Only downside is that you can't remove the rear shock using the stand, since pressure needs to be taken off the swingarm. Need a engine lift like the biketower, or a floorjack on the bottom of the engine(balance issues there but I did it fine).
 

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quick and dirty r1200r wheels. thoughts?
I contacted a wheel builder who referred me to BMW wheel specialist, "Woodies" (or, Woody's), located in Denver, 303-936-0232; he has ideas on the R9T wheels. In Orange County, Ca. is Wheel Works, 714-530-6681. The guys who got back to me build mostly Harley wheels. He had no recommendation with regard to the R9T wheels other than to contact these wheel specialists. I think Dennis is the guy from Woody's.

I appreciate the tutoral on changing the tube provided by the membership. However, this makes me all-the-more interested in having tubeless tires on my bike.

As an aside, the wheel builder I talked to stated that balancing and building BMW wheels with the outside spokes to allow for tubeless use, is or are difficult to rebuild properly, at best. At worst, they are nearly impossible to work with, at least here in the USA. I got the idea that he refers some of his BMW spoke wheel work, out. alexford
 
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