Looking for the TRUE man in WNC!

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Shandy, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Shandy

    Shandy Been here awhile

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    I need the front wheel of my 96 DR350 trued! I did not noticed when I purchased her that the front wheel was slightly warped. I had my TA rear wheel re-laced by Woody's Wheel Works in Colorado and they did a great job but I'm looking for someone closer.

    The warpage does not really effect the riding but it does bother me. Any ideas?
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  2. kdscoates

    kdscoates Long timer

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    there is a place on the square in blairsville ga that relaced a wheel for me on an old dr 200 i=he did a great job!!
    i think the place is called motosports plus or something??
    only 2 shops in blairsville and he is the only independent!!
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  3. Shandy

    Shandy Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the tip. I'll look into that one. It may be a lost art!
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  4. kicktenmin

    kicktenmin Been here awhile

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    give cycle goodies in winston salem a call [336]377-9611 thay did 3 rims for me fast and good ask for ricky



    quote=Shandy]I need the front wheel of my 96 DR350 trued! I did not noticed when I purchased her that the front wheel was slightly warped. I had my TA rear wheel re-laced by Woody's Wheel Works in Colorado and they did a great job but I'm looking for someone closer.

    The warpage does not really effect the riding but it does bother me. Any ideas?[/quote]
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  5. Truckin_Thumper

    Truckin_Thumper low profile

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    You can do it yourself...easy.

    Put bike on lift
    remove tire, tube, and bandstrap from rim.
    loosen the spokes as you wish
    Remount on bike.

    Now make a jig and place in at the 6 O'clock of the rim ( ie put it on the floor)

    The jig should just be as close to the rim as possible.
    side to side and up and down is what you are looking for.

    spin rim and tighten spokes as needed.

    Easy as pie :thumb
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  6. Shandy

    Shandy Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info guys.
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  7. Clockwatcher

    Clockwatcher Been here awhile

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    Give ACME in Fairview a call....they have done some of that stuff before.....Wont hurt to ask.
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  8. Shandy

    Shandy Been here awhile

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    Will do Russ...how is the @?
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  9. Clockwatcher

    Clockwatcher Been here awhile

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    want me to bring it by?????
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