So, I've had this WR450 for about 2 months.
I've only ridden it with the Supermoto wheels so far.
On the weekend I put the dirt wheels on for the first time, and overlooked checking the spokes.
When I put the Supermoto wheels back on, I discovered the rear dirt wheel has a bunch of loose spokes.
I bought a spoke wrench, and started working on the wheel, and I've got 2 seized spokes.
Now, I've built hundreds of bicycle wheels in my time, but never worked on a spoked motorcycle wheel before.
My concern is, will the hub be damaged from riding it with loose spokes already, on a bicycle the hub would be fine, but the weight of a motorcycle maybe not so good for the hub?
If the hub "should" be OK, I will order a new set of spokes and rebuild the wheel so I don't continue to have problems.
But if the hub is toast? I'll save up over the winter and just buy a new or used rear wheel?
I've got to borrow a set of vice-grips and see if I can un-seize those 2 spokes to get the wheel perfectly straight and even out the tension.
Basically I want to know what your guys opinion is on my loose spoke situation...
Buy new spokes?
Cut my losses and get new spokes and a hub, or a whole wheel?
You guys think it will be OK to ride this weekend? Some were 2-3 turns before the spoke had any tension at all.