Spoked Wheels : Who are the best suppliers to know?

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Spoked Wheels : Who are the best suppliers to know?

Post by Guest » Sat Mar 20, 2004 6:44 pm

Spoked Wheels : Who are the best suppliers to know?

I live in Australia and am currently about to build a
750SS replica. I would like to find out through the experience of
others, who the best suppliers of Borrani-type spoked wheels are.

It would be good to find out who to talk to locally but I'm also
interested in overseas suppliers.

Any advice or comments would be welcomed and appreciated.

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re:Spoked Wheels : Who are the best suppliers to know?

Post by Ken Shepard » Mon Mar 22, 2004 5:22 pm

Try Buchanan's Spoke and Rim, Inc

http://www.buchananspokes.com/

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road and race sells some nice ones......

Post by BevHevSteve » Mon Mar 22, 2004 8:21 pm

Chris, Phil at road and Race has some built up wheels for SS bevels, info posted on his site. local to you


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Spoked Wheels : Who are the best suppliers to know?

Post by Guest » Tue Mar 23, 2004 11:15 am

Thanks Ken, thanks Steve,

I hadn't heard of Buchanan's before will investigate. Have seen Phils on his site but just wanted to know what all the alternatives are before purchasing.

I think I remember hearing about a NZ company too, if anyone can remember their name it would be great. Post it here!

Also, any others that are worthy that haven't been mentioned yet, post them here! 8)

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Spoked Wheels : Correct SS Wheel Dimensions

Post by Guest » Tue Mar 23, 2004 12:01 pm

Spoked Wheels : Correct SS Wheel Dimensions

According to the Ducati 750 SS - 900 SS Desmo Workshop Manual
(1975 - 1977 Models) the correct rim specs are as follows:

Front rim . . . of steel with dimensions: 18" x 3"
Rear rim . . . of steel with dimensions: 18" x 3"

This is from page 7 of the Workshop Manual.

john in vt

Post by john in vt » Mon Mar 29, 2004 8:18 am

the ss never had steel rims

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Post by Guest » Mon Mar 29, 2004 2:43 pm

You might want to check page 7 of the
"DUCATI 750 SS - 900SS Desmo WORKSHOP MANUAL"
for models 1975 - 1977, as I did where it clearly states:

" of steel with dimensions: 18" x 3" "

You wouldn't be talking about post-'85 models, would you?

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Post by LaurieTwoValve » Fri Apr 02, 2004 9:14 am

I agree ss never had steel wheels. All the factory litrature cannot be taken as read, some of the translation is dreadfull, my belt drive 900 hand book states "Never start a cold motorcycle"??????

SSD hand book tells you to use 20W50 oil, do that and you lose your big ends in 14K!

From Ian Falloon's book "Ducati twins Restoration Guide, Bevel Drive 1971-1985" ISBN 0-7603-0490-4 (MBI Publishing) p74
"Borrani 40 spoke WM 3x18 alloy rims fitted front and rear ('74ss) carried the designation WM4777, with steel spokes painted silver.

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My Apologies. Thanks for setting me straight.

Post by Guest » Fri Apr 02, 2004 2:29 pm

Hi Laurie,

Thanks for setting me and the record straight.
Apologies to John in VT.
I'm now off to try and find a copy of
"Ducati twins Restoration Guide, Bevel Drive 1971-1985"
although I understand it is out of print and hard to locate.

Any generous souls out there feel they can help me with my
quest, please contact me by email.

Regards and apologies,

Chris

PS: John and LaurieTwoValve: you're showing up as 'Guest', if you
haven't registered as a member, please do. Your knowledge is
very welcome in these parts as we endeavour to build this
area of the site. C./
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Re: Spoked Wheels : Correct SS Wheel Dimensions

Post by motomerle » Mon May 03, 2004 10:07 pm

cshannon wrote:Spoked Wheels : Correct SS Wheel Dimensions

According to the Ducati 750 SS - 900 SS Desmo Workshop Manual
(1975 - 1977 Models) the correct rim specs are as follows:

Front rim . . . of steel with dimensions: 18" x 3"
Rear rim . . . of steel with dimensions: 18" x 3"

This is from page 7 of the Workshop Manual.
Odd that the SS would come with steel rims while my '74 GT came with aluminum Borianis.

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Spoked wheels

Post by Vulpine2 » Mon May 24, 2004 3:30 am

Why has nobody mentioned Gowanlochs?
Autralian company, and last time I looked they were doing some really good prices one these very items...
Rob
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Post by conti-mental » Fri May 28, 2004 10:38 am

For Johnny Englander, there's Central Wheel: www.central-wheel.co.uk , who do butted S/S spokes to order.
I've used their spokes on a T140 Bonneville with no probs, and I've just put an order in for the SS - I'll let you know how I get on.

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central wheels

Post by Vulpine2 » Fri May 28, 2004 12:37 pm

I would recommend them very highly - I used them to rebuild a pair of wheels for a 250 Daytona. Going for the original look but with a touch of practicality I went for unpolished stainless spokes, brass nipples and chrome Radaelli rims. The latter were supposedly water damaged in a flood they had a couple of years ago but I couldn't find anything wrong with them and at £15 each for an original fitment item I was well pleased...
Any more wheels that I need work doing on will def. be going to them
Rob
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Re: Spoked Wheels : Correct SS Wheel Dimensions

Post by hulagun » Sun Jul 04, 2004 1:52 pm

cshannon wrote:Spoked Wheels : Correct SS Wheel Dimensions

According to the Ducati 750 SS - 900 SS Desmo Workshop Manual
(1975 - 1977 Models) the correct rim specs are as follows:

Front rim . . . of steel with dimensions: 18" x 3"
Rear rim . . . of steel with dimensions: 18" x 3"

This is from page 7 of the Workshop Manual.
Guys-

Should be 18" x WM3 which IIRC is actually 2.15" bead to bead. Don't fit 3" wide rims or you will be unhappy.

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Post by Mark Burling » Tue Aug 31, 2004 1:50 pm

Steve Greene In NZ has Ducati Twins Restoration Guide. $115.00 NZD
stevegreen@xtra.co.nz
I have two FPS rear rims and no front rims to use on a 79' SS Darmah race bike I am about to start work on. I am told you can have the rear machined down to fit front. Who would do this and are thier better options?
Being able to get slicks to fit is a must.
Anyone know whats available as far as rubber goes. Spoked rims would probibly be better for the weight issue.

Mark

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