Any tips for replacing spokes and re-truing a rear wheel

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  • jmccown

Posted June 10, 2007 - 06:40 PM


I recently picked up a 99 400WRF and this is about all I can find wrong with the bike. It is serious need of attention. My spoke kit is due in possibly tomorrow. There are several spokes missing, while others are broken off and dangling. The bike has a very noticeable wobble on pavement and I have been afraid to ride it much since I got it for this reason. Have any of you guys had to do any repairs to your rims? Many say they can be re-trued to nearly perfectly straight. I honestly dread doing it, but it has to be done. I certainly cannot afford a new or even used rear wheel. Pointers are much appreciated.

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  • ADVnaut

Posted June 10, 2007 - 07:56 PM


Here ya go, a field expedient truing setup.

Here is the way to do it with better tools. truing

When you come across these kinds of problems, you can bet there is something covering it in the technical forums. Just type "wheel truing" into the search box from the main page and you will open a wealth of knowledge.

Good luck.


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