Spoke removal?

5 replies to this topic
  • Brown713

Posted October 12, 2009 - 08:19 AM


Hey TT,

I am trying to remove the spokes from my front rim & i am just using a regular little spoke wrench. On the very first one I started stripping the nipple. Is there another tool i should be using? The spoke wrench seemed to fit the nipple just right?

  • Wiz636

Posted October 12, 2009 - 09:49 AM


You can try removing them from the inside of the rim with a square bit.

  • KtmKramer

Posted October 13, 2009 - 05:25 AM


You might be turning the wrong way. But like wiz said. Take off the tire and tube, then use a flathead bit on a powerdrill to remove the nipples. Then when you reinstall them, but a dab of grease on the end of the spoke threads first so the nipple doesn't sieze to the spoke like they are right now.

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  • grayracer513

Posted October 13, 2009 - 07:02 AM


You might be turning the wrong way.

Actually, that's a very common mistake.

  • CL2D24

Posted October 04, 2010 - 10:54 AM


What size square bit, and where do you get one? I tried Sears,Home Depot,Harbor Freight and many other places and nobody has them.

  • brentn

Posted October 04, 2010 - 11:56 AM


On my old yz250 I remember removing the tube and tire to see the head of the nipple from the inside with a phillips or flat-head slot. I used a screw driver for the ones that came off easy and the rest that were siezed I had to cut with a bolt cutter...

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