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Offline Beeshaas

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Loose Spoke??
« on: July 15, 2014, 09:40:16 pm »
Found one while washing the bike a wek back.. What do you guys reccomend I do??
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Re: Loose Spoke??
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2014, 09:43:18 pm »
Tighten it till it pings the same as it neighbour.
 

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Re: Loose Spoke??
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2014, 09:58:43 pm »
Jong. Those are not supposed to loosen that easily. Also don't forget the grub screw before you start tightening it.

Mine had loose spokes and I figured out it was due to the rim being bent. Check for a white line where the loose spoke is, that's the metal fatigue. Insurance claim later I had a new wheel.
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Offline lecap

Re: Loose Spoke??
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2014, 07:49:17 am »
Found one while washing the bike a wek back.. What do you guys reccomend I do??

First of all check why it's loose.
Then tighten it.
Don't worry about it making the same sound when you strike it. Spokes on a used wheel will rarely sound all the same. It's much more important to keep the wheel true.
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Re: Loose Spoke??
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2014, 12:17:34 pm »
My LC actually lost a spoke during the Transkei National Bash. Only noticed when the bike was washed afterwards. Took it to BMW and they fixed it and checked all the spokes and made sure the wheels were running true. No problems after.
 

Offline Nox

Re: Loose Spoke??
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2014, 09:00:49 am »
loose spoke ussually meansy you have slightly bent the edge of your rim, not a big issue and the rim will ussualy still run true as its only the edge of the wheel.

Loosen the allen key inside the spoke adjustment skrew then tighten the spoke to sound like the others. After you hit the perfect tone, tighten the allen key inside the adjustment screw.

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