useing zipties to secure spokes


27 replies to this topic
  • jamiehughes

Posted June 20, 2007 - 05:29 PM

#21

i'm thinking it's a good idea, but i think it would look kind of silly. with 50 zipties on your wheels. sounds like something we used to do with our bicycles, like pinning a card on the spokes to make it sound cool.

  • rideawn

Posted March 01, 2008 - 01:24 PM

#22

I just found a broken spoke on the chain side. About 1/8" still goes into the hub. I think it actually broke in the hub. Until I can get it replaced, would it be better to cut it out and remove it or zipty/wire it in place? I need about 4-6 hours more of riding on it before I can get it replaced.

  • William1

Posted March 01, 2008 - 01:33 PM

#23

One broken spoke is going to stress the rest and others will be prone to breaking, and possibly pretzeling your rim. replace the spoke, re-torque and true.

  • King_Air

Posted March 01, 2008 - 02:06 PM

#24

One broken spoke is going to stress the rest and others will be prone to breaking, and possibly pretzeling your rim. replace the spoke, re-torque and true.


+ 1 on what William said. It would be a gamble to keep riding.

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  • almostinvincible119

Posted March 01, 2008 - 02:36 PM

#25

back to the original topic:

There was actually a product made that snapped to each set of spokes where they crossed to do the same job as the zip ties. I dont know who made them, but I have seen them on bikes.


They are called Spoke Savers. I remember Mike Alessi running them on his bike at Millville for his first pro race. They do snap on, but they also zip tie on as well.

  • RJB

Posted March 01, 2008 - 06:41 PM

#26

Guess I've been lucky so far - no issues with spokes loosening on the 02 or 07 I've got so far (touch wood). Check then regularly using the 'tuning fork' method (it is a Yamaha after all) :smirk:

  • todds924

Posted March 02, 2008 - 08:29 PM

#27

But if you will ziptie them together or safetywire them they wont work loose anymore:rolleyes:...... Ive got 34 hours on my 06 450f and ziptied my spokes together when I first bought it and not a spoke one has came loose.:smirk:


They will still loosen with zip ty's.......If you stay on top of your spoke tightening when the bike is new, after awhile they wont loosen anymore.

  • TRUE_2_YAMAHA_001

Posted March 02, 2008 - 09:41 PM

#28

When you do this, do you do it parallel to the hub and rym or perpendicular?





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