The other day my friend gave me all his old magazines (not those ones....) dirt bike and moto-cross. So I have been reading year old reviews. My question- the one mag calls the Excel Takasago rims on the KTM's junk.... not just once but every time they review a KTM, except the ones that come with Giant. They were really ripping on them and saying not to tighten the rim lock tight or it gives you a flat spot. Then I read reviews on Yamaha's that also have the Excel Takasago and they never even mentioned them. I've had a YZ that had them and they held up great, and my WR 450 has them and no problems yet. I know that there are different levels of excel, but are there different levels of the Takasago? Or is it just the fact that the ones have the misfortune of having to be mounted to a KTM suspension and it dooms them?
Posted May 11, 2014 - 05:47 PM
Posted May 11, 2014 - 05:57 PM
Here's the thing:
After the Tsunami, Tagasago had to use multiple vendors to fill orders. One of the Vendors they went to was GIANT.
KTM bought the cheapest version that they had to offer, which Say 'EXCEL' on them, but are really built by GIANT in Taiwan, and they aren't the same as what comes on the Japanese bikes.
Your WR rims are the real thing.
Posted May 11, 2014 - 06:25 PM
Edited by Alstar450, May 11, 2014 - 07:07 PM.