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Brown713

Spoke removal?

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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?

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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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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.

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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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