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The TH01 is a Suzuki Burgman tire. Prolly one of the few sportbike-style tires left in a 14.



Not sure where they're sourcing the 36-hole rims. Japan, most likely.



Not one of the Bigwheel kits cuz it uses standard TW trees. Could be done in an afternoon if you could source a bare rim.
 

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Yeah, I stopped in to Deus with a couple of mates about a year ago, (I was in passing through Sydney on my way back to the US from PNG), and while I very much appreciate their attention to detail and the overall look of the stuff they build, it was all so incredibly expensive I ended up leaving there somewhat disillusioned.



On the other hand, if people are really willing to pay that kind of money for that kind of product, maybe I need to try my hand at it...
 

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Yeah, I stopped in to Deus with a couple of mates about a year ago, (I was in passing through Sydney on my way back to the US from PNG), and while I very much appreciate their attention to detail and the overall look of the stuff they build, it was all so incredibly expensive I ended up leaving there somewhat disillusioned.



On the other hand, if people are really willing to pay that kind of money for that kind of product, maybe I need to try my hand at it...


Australia has a lot of very well paid people in the mining industry who spend an awful lot of time at work sites - when they get back home they want a bike but don't have the time to build it. Deus fills that gap and it's not a gap I think you'd see in the US - a very unique Australian issue.
 

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I desperately wanted to buy a T-shirt but I simply couldn't swallow the $60 price tag. It was $90us for a hoodie.



However, I think I was the exception. They were doing brisk business.



If you can charge prices that would cause a Harley dealer to blush AND fill your showroom up, you must be doing something right....



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The TH01 is a Suzuki Burgman tire. Prolly one of the few sportbike-style tires left in a 14.



Not sure where they're sourcing the 36-hole rims. Japan, most likely.



Not one of the Bigwheel kits cuz it uses standard TW trees. Could be done in an afternoon if you could source a bare rim.


Hello,

No problem...

Rear Wheel of the "Suzuki VanVan 125" has a rim 14" and 36 spoke holes Is wide and 4,5"...(It is made of steel)
 

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Depending how much you are willing to spend, Buchanan's (http://www.buchananspokes.net/products/excel_non_dimpled_aluminum_rims.asp) sells 16/17/18 x 3.5/4.25/5+ Excel aluminum rims that can be custom drilled by them to accommodate any hole/spoke pattern.



Primarily used by supermoto but can be adapted for the TW. Get the the hole count and spoke angle of your front and rear TW hubs, pick the size rim you want, have them drill it to match your hubs and lace it up. Then you'll need to figure out how to mount the front to accommodate the width. Rear may need the extended swing arm, not sure. Then the challenge of finding some sort of aggressive tire, here are some 150s/160s (no aggressive 180 wide 16/17/18s at dennis kirk...

https://www.denniskirk.com/metzeler/rear-karoo-traveler-150-70q-17-tire.p643051.prd/643051.sku

https://www.denniskirk.com/kenda/rear-k784-big-block-150-70b-17-blackwall-tire.p643458.prd/643458.sku

https://www.denniskirk.com/pirelli/rear-mt90-scorpion-at-150-70vr-18-tire.p642866.prd/642866.sku

https://www.denniskirk.com/avon/rear-am44-distanzia-160-60hr-17-blackwall-tire.p541274.prd/541274.sku



And here's Procycle's (http://www.procycle.us/main/supermoto.htm) version of an aluminum rim laced to a TW...



 

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Another really expensive way to go wide on the front end sourced from a previous thread:



Motobike.jp



A cost effective way to put a super-fat front tire on the front of a TW would be to swap the whole front end off of a BW. If you want a disc brake as part of the package, a Tri-Z front would work as well. These would a fraction of the price of above mods and would preserve the vintage status of an older TW.



I don't know if there is a street legal 25" ATV tire, but there are plenty of tires that at least "look" like street tires.



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How much are they selling it for?
 

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The bike sells for about USD$13,000.


Good God, $13K?

I appreciate Deus' builds but that seems steep for what they've done with this build...

Could have at least made a custom saddle...



From the website, looking at the close ups, looks like the motor and other parts have seem some use. Odometer reads 1400 or so, too.

They either should go all in with a worn look, or use a new TW for the new look.

It's not like they're that expensive stock.
 

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I'm getting different stories on the VanVan spoke count, but now Cristidel verifies that it's 36. We don't have the VanVan here, but with the cost of importing from Japan it would probably be cheaper to just get one used from Europe.



Lace it to your existing front hub, then go give yer arms a workout.



You'll prolly look like Ahnold in a week.
 

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I'm getting different stories on the VanVan spoke count, but now Cristidel verifies that it's 36. We don't have the VanVan here, but with the cost of importing from Japan it would probably be cheaper to just get one used from Europe.



Lace it to your existing front hub, then go give yer arms a workout.



You'll prolly look like Ahnold in a week.


Do they still sell the van van in europe? are parts available from Suzuki Europe?
 
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