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Old 11-06-2012, 11:02 AM   #76
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:56 PM   #77
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Without meaning to be rude, am I the only one thinking it may be time to get rid of those spoke wheels and get cast ones?
Agreed. I have been on NON-spoked wheels since I had my '74 Stupid Glide with Invader 5 spoke fabricated wheels. THAT being said, we can't deny the nostalgia wave that has sold thens of thousands of new antiques, and to many cruiser riders, that has a lot of value. They will work fine, when properly assembled. Modern bikes have had mags for decades, so the number of mechanics with spoke wheel truing skills has dwindled.
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:59 PM   #78
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Geez...can't takin it! Still shakes/vibrates over 70mph. Not the wobbleallovertheroad like when the spokes were loose, but very noticable making it difficult to grip the handgrips due to the wicked vibration
I was gonna stop by and test ride it tonight.. but it was too goddamned COLD coming back from the polls on the old Notrun.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:43 AM   #79
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:24 PM   #80
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Since the bike shakes even worse, either all that weight is not needed or the rim is way out of concentricity with the hub.

Truing stands are easy to make, good (enough for this job) dial indicators are cheap as are spoke wrenches. It just takes time and patience... and a light touch with the spoke wrench! An eighth or sixteenth of a turn makes a difference.... Nipple grease makes things more pleasurable too.

I rebuilt the front wheel of my DR650 when the rim split. It turned out well and was easier than I thought.
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Old 09-18-2014, 11:44 AM   #81
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While no recall, there is a service bulletin out about this issue.

I have an '11 Softail Dlx and I think they forgot to check at the 1000mi service. I took mine in at 3000mi, for a $50 oil change special, and they found all my rear spokes to be loose. My fronts are fine. Coming from a sportbike background I'm big into cornering and never noticed any handling issues. Maybe I'm just too smooth in my transitioning, eh? Had to go back in again after a few hundred more miles and have a couple retightened. I'm having them do it so it can be kept track of. They had even mentioned that if it kept up or was too bad they might just order a new wheel.

Oh, and on a side note, no spoke issues on my '07 KLR with 14,000mi including going over the Top of the World Hwy a dozen times.

Good luck, Mark H.
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:55 PM   #82
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Old 09-19-2014, 04:34 AM   #83
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Now the REAR wheel is loose, and the Bag full of Douche Stealership will not do anything but charge full shop rate for what was never properly done at the MoCo's sweatshop lowest bidder subcontractor. This is nuts....
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Now the REAR wheel is loose, and the Bag full of Douche Stealership will not do anything but charge full shop rate for what was never properly done at the MoCo's sweatshop lowest bidder subcontractor. This is nuts....
Since you're a mechanic, I say do it yourself. All the dealership will do is screw it up and charge you for it.
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Old 09-21-2014, 05:34 PM   #85
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Now the REAR wheel is loose, and the Bag full of Douche Stealership will not do anything but charge full shop rate for what was never properly done at the MoCo's sweatshop lowest bidder subcontractor. This is nuts....

It's not the dealer. If HD won't pay for it, the dealer will have to charge you for it.

Wait until your voltage regulator fails...
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