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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-18-2019, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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Mag wheels on a Bonneville T120 ??

I’m considering replacing the OEM spoked wheels on my 2018 Bonne T120 with cast wheels. Why? Because my spokes are already getting rusty, the spoked wheels are a PITA to keep clean, and I’d like to get rid of the inner tubes.

Anyone else done this? What wheels fit? I’d like to maintain the original tire size because I just bought new tires (100/90R18 front & 150/70R17 rear). I’d also prefer clear coat wheels (silver) over black or other colors.

Anyone have any suggestions?

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Stainless spokes and sealed rims will do.
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If you can tolerate the chore of cleaning spokes, Alpina Wheels have stainless spokes and the rims are tubeless. Spendy though. The OEM wheels on the Speed Twin are probably not what you want (wrong color) and I'm not sure they would work on a T120 anyway.
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Iím considering replacing the OEM spoked wheels on my 2018 Bonne T120 with cast wheels. Why? Because my spokes are already getting rusty, the spoked wheels are a PITA to keep clean, and Iíd like to get rid of the inner tubes.

Anyone else done this? What wheels fit? Iíd like to maintain the original tire size because I just bought new tires (100/90R18 front & 150/70R17 rear). Iíd also prefer clear coat wheels (silver) over black or other colors.

Anyone have any suggestions?

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Take it to the dealer and have them cover it under warranty. Thereís no way they should be rusting. I too have a 2018 bonneville and the wheels look like the day I bought it. Suffice to say I donít pay a whole lot of detail to the spokes when cleaning the bike....


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If you can tolerate the chore of cleaning spokes, Alpina Wheels have stainless spokes and the rims are tubeless. Spendy though. The OEM wheels on the Speed Twin are probably not what you want (wrong color) and I'm not sure they would work on a T120 anyway.
I put Alpina rims on my T120. So far, I love them.
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Take it to the dealer and have them cover it under warranty. Thereís no way they should be rusting. I too have a 2018 bonneville and the wheels look like the day I bought it. Suffice to say I donít pay a whole lot of detail to the spokes when cleaning the bike....
And you (the thread's author) live in Southern California. I thought nothing rusts in SoCal.
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If you can tolerate the chore of cleaning spokes, Alpina Wheels have stainless spokes and the rims are tubeless. Spendy though. The OEM wheels on the Speed Twin are probably not what you want (wrong color) and I'm not sure they would work on a T120 anyway.<img src="https://www.triumphrat.net/images/smilies/dunno.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Dunno" class="inlineimg" />
I put Alpina rims on my T120. So far, I love them.
Pictures please! I had tubeless spokes only R100R and that was a great combo other than cleaning.
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And you (the thread's author) live in Southern California. I thought nothing rusts in SoCal.
Fake news!

There are two things which contributed to my rust problem: I have no garage or carport, so my bike basically lives under a bike cover when I'm not riding it. That, and we had an exceptionally wet winter last year after years of drought conditions. That said, there's no sign of rust on the rims or other chromed parts on the bike so the chrome on the spokes must be inferior. It's almost like they're nickel-plated with no chrome over the nickel or something.

Triumph could have used stainless spokes, but alas...

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More like no Nickel under the Chrome. Chrome is porous and the need for a base layer that is not. There should be two different types of Nickel layered on under the final Chrome. I bought cheap steel Chrome rims for my Chevy and within a year the pitting started. Poor choices by Triumph. Bean counters at work.
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