Two holes in rim for valve stem?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Rockwell, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Rockwell

    Rockwell Been here awhile

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    I purchased THIS rim several months ago and just got to putting in on the bike yesterday. I noticed, after I put it together, that it had two holes (each about 6" apart) for the tube valve stem. Was there a mistake during manufacturing? I've never seen this before.
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  2. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    The other would be for a rim lock.
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  3. Rockwell

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    Thanks. Just got my TuneECU cable from your shop last week. Looking forward to using it once I have the bike started up again. Just finishing off the rebuild.

    The bike has been without fluids since January (about 10 months). Should I have any concerns?
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  4. xcflyn

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    Not a motor expert, But- as long as the motor never came apart I would not think twice about firing it up. If you are worried about lubrication you can always pull plug wires and crank it a little to prime the oil pump: before you do ask a real expert if you need to hook plugs to the wires and ground them to do this, some modern motorcycles will fry the coil caps (or so I am told) if you dont do this. When I was a young we would buy old motors from junk yards to rebuild for our "hot rod" projects, when we would pull them apart the bearings,lifters,and heads would all have oils in them, this was after sitting for years most of the time.
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  5. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    IT would also be a good idea to pour some motor oil down each cylinder and turn the motor over by hand a few times to lube the rings and walls. Doesn't take much teaspoon or two. Just pour it in via the spark-plug hole or intake valve if the carbs are off. Make sure to keep the valve open long enough for it to drip into the cylinder.
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  6. Rockwell

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    I also just notice that the rim doesn't have the rubber strip around the inner part to protect the tube. Aren't new rims supposed to include this part?
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  7. crofrog

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    Just use some duct tape.
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    Or, you can order the rim strips for the 950 SE which are thick and work better than duct tape.
    Rear rim part number 63010073000 for $6.56

    Front Rim part number 58409073100 for $4.47
    Prices are through Munn Racing
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  9. crofrog

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    If you want it thicker just go around the rim another few times. Duck tape never spins and makes getting the tube stem a pain to pull through. And when it wears out you just tape it up again
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  10. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    +1 on duct tape... or Gorilla Tape.
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  11. Rockwell

    Rockwell Been here awhile

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    I can try some duct tape. I just assumed the new wheel/rim should come with the rubber piece given that the photo on the website shows one and I paid $700 for the wheel.
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  12. CRW

    CRW I dont want a pickle

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    also wrap the duct tape in same direction as wheel rotation:norton
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  13. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    This.

    Can't use duct tape with rim locks anyways.
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  14. Rockwell

    Rockwell Been here awhile

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    Munn racing does not process international orders.

    I guess I can buy these locally at any motorcycle shop?
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  15. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Yes.
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  16. eddie bolted

    eddie bolted BOING!!!

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    It's not a KLR!:D
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  17. Rockwell

    Rockwell Been here awhile

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    I rode a KLR last year. I didn't realized how spoiled I have been until I did.
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    Says who?


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  19. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    You must be new to rim locks, the rim strip goes over the lock...duct tape a rim lock down to the rim and have a good time getting the tire on. :lol3
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  20. dogsslober

    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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    Place duct tape on rim first,poke hole for valve stem,poke hole for rim lock, insert rim lock, ready for tire:wink:
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