Posted July 22, 2002 - 11:48 AM
So I'm sitting in disgust, staring at my bike, trying to figure out &%$#@! could drive 4 spokes out of the rear wheel like that. Lets see... vibration... rocks... whoops... poor spoke tension... a magic wand... riding the 91 fwy to my drive test last month...
Hmmm... that last one stands out. Not that I travel there much, if ever, still I'm not to comfy thinking that I'm getting 7.5 miles per spoke on the freeway. And why did they all come off the back wheel... I think I'm lost.
Anyway, I'm perplexed to say the least. Since my first 80 way back when, I don't think I've lost more 2 spokes in 27 years of riding, much less 4 on one ride. Best as I can tell, just taking the freeway to Riverside, like 15 miles each way, cost me 4 spokes. What's up with that???
Anyway, my questions are:
1.) Anyone currently loosing/lost multiple spokes on their YZ or WR or ??. Is this model year specific possibly???
2.) Can anyone say, "There MUST be something dramatically wrong with your ___________ to loose 4 spokes like that."???
3.) Anyone think I need to trash/replace my spoke set or all the nipples or both now that this has happened???
4.) Is loctite-ing all my spoke nipples really as retarded an idea as it seems???
5.) Can someone recommend a decent shop in the Socal area to get my wheel respoked/renippled whatever by a "pro"???
6.) Or should I just buy 3 new spokes and button things up as best I can???
By the way, the bike is a plated '99-WR400 that is otherwise stock. It's street legal except for the 739's I am running in defiance of the DOT's wishes. Could maybe the 91 + 739's = 4 missing spokes??? Anyone...
Thoughts... suggestions... HELP?!?!?!
[ July 22, 2002: Message edited by: big_G ]
Posted July 23, 2002 - 01:20 AM
If you need some spokes I'll send you some. I needed a few last year and found you could only order a full set. Another TT'er had some left over (thanks *MIKE68*) and sent them to me. I'd be glad to pass them on.
[ July 23, 2002: Message edited by: tbronc ]
Posted July 23, 2002 - 04:29 AM
Posted July 23, 2002 - 04:47 AM