Is this rim lock installed correctly?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by keener, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. keener

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  2. MJS

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  3. slidewayes

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  4. FakeName

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    Never done one that way, nor seen one done this way.
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  5. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude Old Fart in Training.......

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    Nor have I, I usually have the rim strip under the rim lock. There should be a hole or two in the rim strip for the valve stem and the rim lock threads to poke through.

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  6. Racer111v

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    Yes.

    I use duck tape instead of rim band, so I poke a hole through it. My mx bikes always came through with the band over the lock like in the picture.
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  7. buzybraza

    buzybraza Been here awhile

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    Not in my opinion. I have never seen it done that way and I won't do it that way.

    It seems to me that your picture is something done in mass production just to hold the rim lock in place.

    EDIT: the rim LOCK is just fine, the rim band on the other hand is up for discussion....
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  8. onewoodsrider

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    I have installed them that way for the last 20 years and it's fine. I have also installed them with out a rim band and just duct tape or gorilla tape on the rim and that is fine as well. Bottom line is as long as the rim doesn't spin under load its fine.
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  9. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude Old Fart in Training.......

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    I've not done one that way, but I also don't really see the problem with it either.......:ear
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  10. keener

    keener Speed changes you.

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    Thx for the replys.

    I see its not unusual to have the rim tape over the rim lock. I don't see the point of haven't it under.
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  11. DELTATANGO

    DELTATANGO Motorcyclist and Dog Walk

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    I've never seen one that way but I think it would work.
    It would have a tendency to slip off the lock when the tire is installed.
    It's purpose is to protect the tube from the spokes.
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  12. Gimme 2

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    It would have a tendency to slip off the lock when the tire is installed.


    what he said
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  13. keener

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    Makes sense....I wish I coukd send a camers in there:cool:
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  14. NWMotohead

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    That is the correct way. A rim band only has one hole in it, for the valve stem. This means it has to go "over" the rim lock as shown, otherwise it would need and have, two holes. I also pull the band off on my dirt bikes and 950 SE and do about three layers of duct tape(just in the rim's valley) instead of the band. Has worked great for me. :D
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  15. CRW

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  16. Zuber

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    Seen both ways. This is the way they came up to about the mid-1990's. Now the rim strips have several holes and go under.
    Works both ways with a rim strip.

    Just used a Motion Pro stick on rim strip for the first time. Looks tough, stuck on tough. Slick.
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    But the duck tape doesn't have any holes,,,, how does that work? :wink:
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    Drill and Drill bit:huh
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    Most dirt bike manufacturers must have it wrong from the factory then.:D. Every KTM, Yam & Honda ive owned that came with a rim lock from the factory has had the rim strip installed under the rimlock, and had 2 holes. While its a non issue (over or under) to state its wrong to install it under is ludicrous. The reason a new strip only has one hole is because not all spoked wheels run a rim lock.
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  20. Spacelord

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    Yep' this is the way I've done it for years
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