Another Newbie Wheel Question <sigh>


11 replies to this topic
  • JoeSactown

Posted September 17, 2007 - 02:51 PM

#1

I bent the front rim on my 07 yz450f a while back and have been trying to piece together another one using the stock hub. A friend gave me a stock rim off of an older yamaha that is the same size but different brand (DID, 1.60 x 21) and I ordered excel spokes for my year bike (they were cheaper than oem) but when they arrived i found that the nipples wouldn't fit in the holes on the DID rim. Is this just a case of brand clashing, or is there a sizing aspect that I'm missing? Maybe an issue with using aftermarket spokes/nipples? Not sure if it's relevant, but the bike came with excel rims stock.

:thumbsup: Please set me straight TT... I'm dying to get back offroad :thumbsup:

  • grayracer513

Posted September 17, 2007 - 03:05 PM

#2

Excel rims need Excel spokes, and vice versa. It has nothing to do with rim size, really, just brands. The DID rims are slightly lighter, but quite a bit weaker than the Excels. IMO, you should keep the spokes and get a new Excel to match.

  • Chilio

Posted September 17, 2007 - 03:20 PM

#3

Excel rims need Excel spokes, and vice versa. It has nothing to do with rim size, really, just brands. The DID rims are slightly lighter, but quite a bit weaker than the Excels. IMO, you should keep the spokes and get a new Excel to match.



ditto!

  • JoeSactown

Posted September 17, 2007 - 03:49 PM

#4

Cool, thanks for the prompt reply. I definitely need the extra strength, guess I'll have to break bread for the excel.

  • Ricky450F

Posted October 22, 2007 - 08:18 PM

#5

I have a quick question. Will an excel rim and spokes fit a stock hub on an 06 YZ450F?

  • grayracer513

Posted October 22, 2007 - 08:23 PM

#6

Excel rims and spokes are OEM on YZ450's. Yes, they fit.

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  • Ricky450F

Posted October 22, 2007 - 08:26 PM

#7

Wow that was a dumb question. I completely forgot about that. Thanks for the quick response.

  • almostinvincible119

Posted October 23, 2007 - 10:20 AM

#8

but the stock yzf spokes are spline drive. correct? so you can lace another excel up with stock spokes?

  • grayracer513

Posted October 23, 2007 - 10:43 AM

#9

I think so. Someone speak up if they know otherwise.

  • todds924

Posted October 23, 2007 - 06:54 PM

#10

but the stock yzf spokes are spline drive. correct? so you can lace another excel up with stock spokes?


Stock YZF spokes are NOT spline drive.

  • almostinvincible119

Posted October 24, 2007 - 05:11 AM

#11

Stock YZF spokes are NOT spline drive.


im sorry. i knew that. what i ment to say was that the regular excel spokes are spline drive. but will they fit into stock yzf excel wheels.

i'll try to be more clear in the future

  • Ricky450F

Posted October 24, 2007 - 09:47 PM

#12

I just bought a pair of Excel taskagos (sp?) wheels alone in black and relaced them from my stock spokes and hubs. I have an 06 YZ450F so it came stock with the same Excel wheels and everything laced up great using my OEM parts.





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