lacing a yamaha wheel

hey guys and gals i have a wr400 i just got my new rim and spokes in mail

my problem is my other spokes where so messed up and seized i had to use bold cutters to remove the old spokes

not paying attention to how the spokes actually looked

i ASSumed they where all the same

now that I opened my spoke kit

i find i have 18 short bend spokes and 18 long bend spokes

aka from the "nub by the hub" to the bend are 3/8 or 1/2 inch ( eyeballing no measuremant here)

and the long ones are like 3/4 or 1" from the "nub to the hub"

i first put all the longs on one side and all the shorts on the other

then i just switched it so the longs whre on the bottom whole sets of each side of the hub and the shorts where on the top whole sets of the hubs

its seams ok but i want some experts or just a bunch of opinions (besides that fact that I was a dumn ace for not paying attention to the spokes when i took it apart)

and also any tips for truing this thing would be great!

incase you cant tell from me not knowing which spoke goes where im not an expert at this yet!

hey guys and gals i have a wr400 i just got my new rim and spokes in mail

my problem is my other spokes where so messed up and seized i had to use bold cutters to remove the old spokes

not paying attention to how the spokes actually looked

i ASSumed they where all the same

now that I opened my spoke kit

i find i have 18 short bend spokes and 18 long bend spokes

aka from the "nub by the hub" to the bend are 3/8 or 1/2 inch ( eyeballing no measuremant here)

and the long ones are like 3/4 or 1" from the "nub to the hub"

i first put all the longs on one side and all the shorts on the other

then i just switched it so the longs whre on the bottom whole sets of each side of the hub and the shorts where on the top whole sets of the hubs

its seams ok but i want some experts or just a bunch of opinions (besides that fact that I was a dumn ace for not paying attention to the spokes when i took it apart)

and also any tips for truing this thing would be great!

incase you cant tell from me not knowing which spoke goes where im not an expert at this yet!

Not 100% sure I understand what the bold portion of your post means, but I would suspect that you'll have an equal # of "short" & "long" spokes on each hub flange. I'll bet that the "long" ones thread through the hub starting from the middle of the hub (with the threaded end of the spoke pointing away from the hub) & the "short" ones thread through the hub starting from the outside of the hub (with the threaded end of the spoke pointing towards the opposite hub flange). This would be the same for each hub flange.

yes i have 18 short bend spokes and 18 long bend spokes

i put the long bend ones on the inner circle of spoke holes aka the ones you put in pointing to the left when looking at them

and the short bend spokes i put in the out circle of the hub whre the spokes point to the right i have a picture spokeexplenation.jpg

Just look at the holes where the spokes go in the hub. If you look real close you will see that the two holes next to each other are different lengths. One has a longer flange than the other so therefore the longer spokes go in the longer hole. Half of the long spokes go in one side of the hub and half in the other.

Save your self the heart ache......... Do you even have a truing stand? It would likely be well worth it just to pay someone to do it right the first time.

Just make sure you check em' every ride for atleast 3 or 4 rides after the wheel is back together and on.

Lace it up just as the first guys have said. You'll have it laced and trued before you coudl evev drive to the shop.

It looks complicated, but in reality its not bad at all.

If I were doing wheels daily, I would own a truing stand. Your bike will work just fine for one or two wheels.

Clamp the axle in the vise.

yes i was smart enough to making a trueing stand

and thats what i thought on my spokes that one was a little longer The ones going to the left and the small ones are going to the right like in my picture

atleast i got that part figured out

i had it spoked right

now its up to my freind on trueing it

40 bucks to true hte wheel

6 pack of corona to put in 2 wheel locks

getting back on my bike and passin the guy doing all the work!!!!

PRICELESS!!!!!!

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