no wheel lock


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  • offrodeo

Posted December 15, 2005 - 04:32 PM

#1

So ya, i bought my bike a bit ago yzf 450 and it never had a wheel lock. These things are torquey sob's so i can imagine its a must....but..... ive ran my nobbie and paddle without it without ANY problems. as a matter a fact. i changed to a nobbie, popped the tube and did wheelies witha flat tire :cry: (i know i know) :applause:

what do you guys say about these things, are they necessary?
:bonk:
kevan

  • 642MX

Posted December 15, 2005 - 04:55 PM

#2

I'd say rim locks are necessary.

  • CycleWriter

Posted December 15, 2005 - 07:39 PM

#3

I'd say rim locks are necessary.

I agree, and so does Yamaha. In fact, they think so much of them that they put two on the rear wheel of the WRs.

  • snowboardstylee

Posted December 15, 2005 - 10:08 PM

#4

ummmmm ok
someone want to tell me exactly how the hell they work anyways..
i know there mandatory and keep the tire from shifting and breaking off the valve stem when you run low pressure and brake hard or something. but how does that stupid thing clamp the tire to the rim?

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  • CycleWriter

Posted December 15, 2005 - 10:58 PM

#5

ummmmm ok
someone want to tell me exactly how the hell they work anyways..
i know there mandatory and keep the tire from shifting and breaking off the valve stem when you run low pressure and brake hard or something. but how does that stupid thing clamp the tire to the rim?

Bead locks (a more accurate name) are wedge shaped. As the stud that goes through their middle and into the hole in the rim is tightened they basically pinch the tire bead against the rim like a clamp. Some have ribbed faces where they contact the tire to prevent slippage even more.

  • xXHondaOwnsXx

Posted December 15, 2005 - 11:23 PM

#6

Here is what a rim lock looks like. When you tighten the bolt it pulls it towards the rim but the tire is inbetween the rim and the rimlock so it squeezes it. Rubber grips very well so it prevents the rim from spinning around the tire, even from the power of a 450.

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  • snowboardstylee

Posted December 16, 2005 - 09:02 AM

#7

No thats cool.. I know what they look like,. i know what they do. i just was curious HOW it holds the tire... cool deal so when you tighten it it pinches the tire against the rim cool deal. I know my bike has them. 04 yz 450.. never had a problem running low air pressure

didnt know the WR has two per rim though. thats a little over kill..
for a WR.

  • CycleWriter

Posted December 16, 2005 - 09:13 AM

#8

didnt know the WR has two per rim though. thats a little over kill.. for a WR.

Actually, it's not. The WR uses an 18" rear wheel and its tires have a taller sidewall and more rotating mass. Also, the WR is more likely to be ridden with lower air pressure and in situations that could spin a tire on the rim. And contrary to an earlier statement, a rim lock is not made entirely of rubber. It is cast aluminum with a rubber covering to protect the tire and tube from chafing.

  • snowboardstylee

Posted December 16, 2005 - 11:52 AM

#9

well alright professor

  • offrodeo

Posted December 16, 2005 - 01:34 PM

#10

so ya, was stilll able to pull a wheelie. I think they should be there for sure, but my tire was dead flat and the rim did not spin on the tire. Im gonna not worry about it till later, i think they only cost around 15 bux. i think two of them is overkill cause from my exsperience, i did what i wanted without one. but wr's need to be reliable, so if a serious flat happens at high speed, we dont need the tire to come off as well as spin

kevan

  • 00YZ426FMRCD

Posted December 16, 2005 - 02:40 PM

#11

I'd say rim locks are necessary.


I agree. They are a must on the rear. I just changed my front tire & tube. I was surprised to see one on my front rim - but I still think even having one on the front is good. Can't imagine having to change a tire that has 2 of them. Hell I struggle enough with just one when changing a tire or tube... Damn I hate changing tires...

  • XriderR00

Posted December 16, 2005 - 08:31 PM

#12

So missing a rim lock on the front tire shouldn't be nearly as much of a concern as the rear. Unless doing a stoppie i suppose

  • 00YZ426FMRCD

Posted December 17, 2005 - 09:04 AM

#13

So missing a rim lock on the front tire shouldn't be nearly as much of a concern as the rear. Unless doing a stoppie i suppose


Yes I would agree. I would imagine on some big jumps however, if your front tire was spinning enough when it hit the ground, the tire could possibly slip on the rim. The rim lock is a must on the rear.





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