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stevemd 11-28-2012 12:08 PM

Duct Tape over Spoke Nipples Before Rim Band?
 
Getting back into dirt bikes, I seem to recall back in the day we would run a length of duct tape, cut to appropriate width around the rim over the spoke nipples before putting on the rim band. Anyone still do that?

anotherguy 11-28-2012 12:14 PM

I always put a dab of silicone on each nipple,allow it to tack up and then a few wraps of duct tape. No rim band. Keeps things clean and dry.

triplenickel 11-28-2012 12:20 PM

I haven't ever combined both but run duct tape instead on all my bikes as the bands have all worn out.

stevemd 11-28-2012 12:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by anotherguy (Post 20135329)
I always put a dab of silicone on each nipple,allow it to tack up and then a few wraps of duct tape. No rim band. Keeps things clean and dry.

That is a good tip, thanks.

kubiak 11-28-2012 01:36 PM

i used to do it the opposite way, i would use the rim band then some duct tape over the top of that. i never had any problems. now i been just using the rim bands though.

SnowMule 11-28-2012 02:05 PM

I put some 1/4-oz Harbor Freight stick-on wheel weights opposite the rim lock, inbetween the spoke nipples on both my tires. Over that I have a band of duct tape, and a rim strip on top of that.

Tape keeps the weights in place better than just the rim strip does. Rim strip pads the tube from the tape/nipples.

I have some pics, but they're not online yet... I should get on that.

freetors 11-28-2012 02:25 PM

Does anybody make cloth rim tape like the stuff used on bicycles that is wide enough for moto wheels. I've used it before and it's very nice. One wrap and you're good to go.

http://www.go-ride.com/merchant/2009...e/Velox_17.jpg

eakins 11-28-2012 08:25 PM

i just use electrical tape on mine and wrapped several times around.
i had a rim strip move away once and the nipple head wore through the inner tube.

eakins 11-28-2012 08:27 PM

i have that on my mtb and don't see why it would not work on moto wheels.
it does not need to be any wider than covering the nipple heads.
full inner rim width is really not needed.

Quote:

Originally Posted by freetors (Post 20136225)
Does anybody make cloth rim tape like the stuff used on bicycles that is wide enough for moto wheels. I've used it before and it's very nice. One wrap and you're good to go.

http://www.go-ride.com/merchant/2009...e/Velox_17.jpg


vfxdog 11-29-2012 03:37 PM

This. Has worked for me for years.



Quote:

Originally Posted by eakins (Post 20138634)
i just use electrical tape on mine and wrapped several times around.
i had a rim strip move away once and the nipple head wore through the inner tube.


Skinner 11-29-2012 04:05 PM

You said nipple :lol3

triplenickel 11-29-2012 07:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skinner (Post 20144249)
You said nipple :lol3


http://epguides.com/BeavisandButthead/cast.jpg

buls4evr 12-01-2012 06:37 AM

Gorilla tape goes on all my spoked wheel rims at the first change of tires. Got a big pile of useless rubber rimstrips.

woods wizard 12-01-2012 09:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SnowMule (Post 20136081)
I put some 1/4-oz Harbor Freight stick-on wheel weights opposite the rim lock, inbetween the spoke nipples on both my tires. Over that I have a band of duct tape, and a rim strip on top of that.

Tape keeps the weights in place better than just the rim strip does. Rim strip pads the tube from the tape/nipples.

I have some pics, but they're not online yet... I should get on that.

Thats a great idea..no more weghts to fling off on d/s bike.

306dad 12-01-2012 11:45 AM

We always run a line of gorilla tape on our rims.


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