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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-15-2003, 06:09 PM
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i put new spokes in my ttr125 front rim and i got the patern down right and everything but i just need to know how much do i tighten the spokes down...the old ones where tightend almost all the way......PLEASE HELP!!!
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Re: wheel spokes problem

Way too hard to esplain here...........

Go find a GOOD bicycle shop and see if they'll help ya

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Re: wheel spokes problem

why new spokes?
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Re: wheel spokes problem

well my cousin who is 15 got the dirtbike and was "showing off" and hit a house with the bike....he messed himself up pretty bad...but anyway his dad bought him the bike new and it only have about 10-20 hours on it....all it needed was forks and a new front inner hub spokes and outer rim...well i got the bike for free and the parts for $250 so i guess i didn't get to bad of a deal..i was also thinking of a baja design street legal kit for it just to run around town with..tell me what ya think
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Re: wheel spokes problem

You got a really good deal! In my clymer book for a cr125, it says to tighten your spokes gradually, and use the tuning fork technique. Tap each spoke with a wrench and listen for a tone. A tightened spoke will emit a clear ringing tone, a loose one will sound flat. They should all have a similar, but not necessarily the same precise tone. You will probrably have to re tighten them after a couple of rides. Not a bad idea on a street legal kit either, that's the direction I'm heading myself.
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Re: wheel spokes problem

I'm telling ya find a good bicycle shop, one that does MTB rims and see if they'll do it for ya. OR send it to the place that WHITE BRO's uses?? But you'll screw it up your self [img]images/graemlins/chair.gif[/img]

If you tighten the spokes wrong it will ruin the rim.

I can do bicycle rims pretty easy but the thicker dirt bike rims are harder cause they are harder to make flex.
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