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Author Topic: Alloy Wheels for Royal Enfield  (Read 2817 times)

Royalpunjabi

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Alloy Wheels for Royal Enfield
« on: October 01, 2009, 11:14:35 PM »
I have bought RE AVL 2008 .. and i'm thinking about putting alloy wheels.. what you guys think it's good idea.. i know i can only find them in india.. does any body know if i can find tubeless alloys wheels in india..

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Re: Alloy Wheels for Royal Enfield
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2009, 02:43:52 PM »
Well, since no one smarter than me has come along yet... 

Alloy rims save weight, so they are good for racing.
However, they are not as strong as steel.  I have never noticed tubless tires that mount on alloy rims.  I think that's because it's too hard to seal the spoke nipples and the aluminium may not be strong enough to hold the bead. 
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Re: Alloy Wheels for Royal Enfield
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2009, 02:53:56 PM »
Ernie - I hate to bust yer bubble .... BMW and MotoGuzzi BOTH have lace-up, tubeless rims. They are an interesting design - the center of the wheel is sealed and the spokes go into the shoulder of the rim. I've never built one of those, but I'm betting I'd learn a few new cuss words .... Hahahaha!! BTW - You are dead right on the lace-up being stronger than most alloy wheels ..... !
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Re: Alloy Wheels for Royal Enfield
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2009, 03:09:54 PM »
He may be talking about one piece alloy wheels (the words rims and wheels sometimes being used interchangeably).  I've seen some pictures on here of bikes with three spoke wheels.
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Re: Alloy Wheels for Royal Enfield
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2009, 06:35:34 PM »
Well, it's a matter of taste.

From the info that I've heard, those cast alloy wheels from India are heavier than the wire-spoked stock ones.

And to my eye, they don't complement the styling of the Bullet at all.
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Re: Alloy Wheels for Royal Enfield
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2009, 07:15:46 PM »
The Alloy we got from CMW is roughly the same weight as a stock steel wheel. No real weight savings at all. Looks nice polished up though.
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Re: Alloy Wheels for Royal Enfield
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2009, 02:00:01 AM »
  I guess I just like old school.  The only thing on this Honda Silverwing that I'm restoring that I don't like is the Comstar wheels.  I'd much rather have spokes.  So I'm looking for ideas over the winter to trade them with.  But I guess it's all in what you like.  I know you can't true an aluminum very easily if it gets tweaked, much easier on a spoke wheel.  Will.
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Re: Alloy Wheels for Royal Enfield
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2009, 03:18:41 AM »
 > Time Out <

Is the OP talking about an aluminium RIM, or a cast WHEEL?
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Re: Alloy Wheels for Royal Enfield
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2009, 03:24:49 AM »
Ring up these fellows.
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