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Another Newbie Wheel Question <sigh>

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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:

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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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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