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Torpedo7 Supermoto Wheels 2 years, 6 months ago #4817

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Hi all,

I'm new here, so thought that I would say g'day and ask you for your opinions about doing a supermotard conversion on the DRZ400E. I've done a bit of research into wheels and additional parts required for a good fit (spacers, speedo drive/trailtech, caliper brackets etc.), but was wondering if any of you have had experience with Torpedo7 wheel sets?

www.torpedo7.com.au/products/T7WHSN0SM/title/torpedo7-supermoto-cnc-wheel-set-17-

Seems to me that they sell a very competitive product in terms of price, but have any of you heard/experienced what kind of quality you get for your dollar?

Any insight would be hugely appreciated - and if there's anybody considering selling their motard rims, then please let me know! :)

Re: Torpedo7 Supermoto Wheels 2 years, 5 months ago #4865

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Looks like a good deal $699. I say go for it!
Seems to come with everything you need and even uses standard sprocket and rotors.
Looks like you get a decent 1 year warranty for them too.

Let us know how they go.

Re: Torpedo7 Supermoto Wheels 2 years, 5 months ago #4880

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Thanks for the reply Owl. I decided to pull the trigger on a set and they arrived last week. Shipping was quick (3-4 days) and packaged well. wheels were double bubble wrapped and boxed inside separate boxes inside a bigger box. Spacers and seals all supplied. Wheels look to be of decent quality and true on visual inspection. Just ordered an sm speedo drive and it fits these wheels. Still getting a few more bits together (tyres, tubes, rear sprocket, rim tape etc.), so will be a few weeks until install.

They look the goods though - all black & anodised. I have heard that you just have to keep a close eye on spoke tension during the break-in to ensure the spokes seat properly, but i guess that goes for any type of new wheel break-in.

Re: Torpedo7 Supermoto Wheels 2 years, 5 months ago #4881

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By the way - front is 3.5" and rear is 4.25" - currently looking at putting pirelli sport demons on (120/70-17 front + 140/70-17 rear). Thought about a 150 for the rear, but decided to play it safe, as i don't have an sm chain slider & don't want too much of a close shave with the swingarm and possible chain slap.

Re: Torpedo7 Supermoto Wheels 2 years, 5 months ago #4941

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It will be close with the 140 but I think you might actually get away without any damage to the tyre.

What gearing are you going with? I'm trying to work out what to get for mine at the moment.

Re: Torpedo7 Supermoto Wheels 2 years, 5 months ago #4946

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I turned the bolts in the chain guide around , and that will give you a little extra room getting the rear wheel on . I also sit the wheels on a block of wood and roll them into position between forks and swing arm , it makes it a lot easier to fit them ..

Re: Torpedo7 Supermoto Wheels 2 years, 5 months ago #4947

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Owl wrote:
It will be close with the 140 but I think you might actually get away without any damage to the tyre.

What gearing are you going with? I'm trying to work out what to get for mine at the moment.


Cool - thanks Owl. I ended up going with the 140 - installing this weekend. Decided on 14/41 gearing, as I don't do any highway commuting. I figure if it needs some more top end, I can just go up to a 15T cs sprocket to even it out a bit.

Re: Torpedo7 Supermoto Wheels 2 years, 5 months ago #4948

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wayno wrote:
I turned the bolts in the chain guide around , and that will give you a little extra room getting the rear wheel on . I also sit the wheels on a block of wood and roll them into position between forks and swing arm , it makes it a lot easier to fit them ..


Thanks for the tips wayno - v.good advice. Will post back after the install to give an update on how it turned out.

Re: Torpedo7 Supermoto Wheels 2 years, 1 month ago #5237

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Guys,
I just bought the CNCs from Torpedo and have a problem.

The gap between the front fork and the tyre is about 4-5mm more so than the left side. So the wheel is not centered.

Torpedo tech supporting still scratching their heads on this one.

Re: Torpedo7 Supermoto Wheels 2 years, 1 month ago #5261

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Did you end up getting new spacers sent out to you or have some made up? I noticed the same thing with my warp 9 wheels but Iv just been riding it anyway.

Re: Torpedo7 Supermoto Wheels 2 years, 1 month ago #5262

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Hi,
no the spacer provided iscorrect (I think the longer one) as the other one causes the rotor to rub hard on brake.

A new spacer cannot solve the problem as would then shift the rotor to rub on brake.
Even the other spacer provided with only 1.5mm shorter length cause rubbing.

I believe the rim has not been designed properly for this bike.

(To another suggetion someone said to aligh forks - this is not the problem as the wheel spins perfect with no wobble. It's the entire rim is off centre to one side by 4-5 mm, YOu can see this when you see the RIM distance to each fork as you spin it. Very noticeable with naked eye.

No reply from factory (but don't be surprised as I deal with numerous businesses these days and it's "all broken everywhere" with few exceptions.

Re: Torpedo7 Supermoto Wheels 2 years, 1 month ago #5267

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Disappointing to hear the support from Torpedo7 isn't very good. Warp9 guys have always replied to me within the day.

wanglili 5 hours, 11 minutes ago #14684

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