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rickc

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Spokes
« on: August 20, 2016, 07:55:58 AM »
Iam having the wheels to my BMW r75/6 powder coated and iam looking for someone that knows how to relace the spokes....Thanks

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Re: Spokes
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2016, 03:08:24 PM »
I did the wheels on my Scrambler myself a few years ago. I just watched a youtube and it was pretty easy.
Turned out great. That said I'm sure you could do it.  On my XT project I had Woody's in Denver do them.
Nice to deal with and good service.

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Re: Spokes
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2016, 08:29:33 PM »
RickC,

I did the wheels on my RD350 when I upgrade to Excel rims & SS spokes/nipples. These two videos were the best I found. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeBEXq2dGnU  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCQtuGfz3c8

I invested in a cheap trueing stand from Harbor Freight and a spoke torque wrench.  https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/731/32034/Tusk-Spoke-Torque-Wrench-Kit?term=spoke+torque+wrench

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Re: Spokes
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2016, 10:49:16 PM »
Thanks you guys,Heather, I watched the video, it does look kinda easy to lace them, i think Ill give it a try, first i need to find new spokes as the old ones are in bad shape, I would like to find black ones but so far,,, no luck

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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2016, 06:51:26 AM »
Thanks you guys,Heather, I watched the video, it does look kinda easy to lace them, i think Ill give it a try, first i need to find new spokes as the old ones are in bad shape, I would like to find black ones but so far,,, no luck

When I did mine it was the first time I ever started from scratch, took four different colored plastic tapes and identified the over and under pattern on each side, also inserted a pencil through the valve stem hole as a reference point to be sure I got off on the right foot. Digital cameras are our friend. When the slack was removed from the lacing I clipped a 3/4" piece of angle aluminum to the stand to observe hop and a piece on each side of the rim to see horizontal movement at the same time, it seemed to be easier to factor in both simultaneously. As far as black spokes, there is a man over on 2StrokeWorld.com that does great powder coating work, Alex (Sandman) lives in Deerfield Illinois. I live about 35 minutes from his place so drop off and pickup is done in person, I know you folks have a powder coated in Grand Junction, just putting it out there.
I meet the other Rick on 2StrokeWorld, that is how I rolled in here.

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