Wheel building

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jacaldo, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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  2. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    For me those would be relatively easy. I will admitt that I'm a bit nervous to start my BMW R75 rims as the rear offset scares me. Time will tell!
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  3. kantuckid

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    If that's the case then why do wheel experts & spoke mfgs say to grind off any exposed tips? I am absolutely no expert as have only done a few car & bike wheels over the years. The Honda rims I just laced I used OEM Honda spokes of the known correct length & some not a the majority had to be ground off. The rim is quite true after I got done & I simply sprayed some primer on the ends to seal them. Is there something I'm missing here?
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  4. troidus

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    I think he's saying that 1cm of thread is showing between the rim and the hub, not past the rim, so there is very little thread engagement.
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  5. Claytonroy

    Claytonroy Been here awhile

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    Yes, that's correct...thread engagement was not deep enough. This would also be the case if you had to grind off +/-1cm at the bottom of the nipple. And grinding off the excess is necessary to prevent the sharp ends poking through the rim strip into your innertube, etc.

    That's good you were working with OEM Honda spokes, kantuckid. My point is that it's way easier to get the wrong spokes - of course I'd trust an OEM source over 90% of the sellers on Ebay saying their spokes will fit your bike without knowing what your rim, hub & lacing pattern is.
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  6. kantuckid

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    Yep I was too quick to comment! Thanks:wink:
    Most spoke sellers on ebay are in Asia
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