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Offline Tallisman

Need a Spoke
« on: May 09, 2015, 02:47:39 pm »
I picked up a nail on the rear, but wanted to change the tyre anyway.  When looking closely found a broken spoke, not sure when this happened or if related to puncture.
Any suggestions where I could get 1 spoke rather than get the whole set from dealer?

Another thought - do I just tighten till tensioned - could it effort wheel trim?

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Re: Need a Spoke
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2015, 03:02:58 pm »
I might have one but need a sample. You could bring me the wheel and new tire and I will fix it and put the tire on.  Just send me a message if give me a call.

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Re: Need a Spoke
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2015, 03:38:41 pm »
DR 650 SE?

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Re: Need a Spoke
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2015, 05:13:02 pm »
Tallisman as jy nie nou dadelik n speek kry nie haal die stukkende speek net uit. Anders gee hy jou dalk n papwiel.
Niks om die nuwe  self in te sit nie. Tension hom net tot jy voel waar die speke mekaar kruis die nuwe speek se tension dieselfde is. Het jy gekyk of jou wiel nog true is? As hy nie is nie sal ek jou aanbeveel om dit liewer te laat doen.
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Re: Need a Spoke
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2015, 08:34:42 am »
Thanks guys - Superfoxi PM sent  ;D

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Re: Need a Spoke
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2015, 09:11:21 am »
I have new rear wheel spokes for the DR650SE.
It's a well known issue, no real problem as long as you check for broken spokes on a regular basis and replace them as soon as possible.

It's possible to replace the broken spoke without removing the tire but it's best to take the tire off, replace the spoke and put the tire back on.

You have to know what you are doing when tightening the new spoke since tightening one spoke does affect the tension on all the others as well as the shape of the fitted rim. If you leave the spoke too loose or over tighten it you will sooner or later snap more spokes and your rim will likely not run true.
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