I have found a couple of broken spokes on my rear wheel. Even with that the wheel seems to spin true. No up and down or side to side movement. So my plan is to replace all the spokes. Figure I'll start with the broken ones an go from there one spoke at a time. I've never had to do this before. Anything I should know? Anything to watch out for?
- You can't buy individual spokes from Yamaha, they only sell complete sets.
- There are at least 2 different lengths of spokes on the rear wheel, depending on whether are on the sprocket side or the brake side. There may also be different angles on the head ends (I can't confirm this since I have never seen a set of new spokes).
- I have given away a bunch of my used spokes, but may have few left if you let me know which ones you need.
- Lacing and truing a wheel is a skill. The only time that I have tried it is with a bicycle wheel which turned out looking like a potato chip .
This was my first ever attempt at rebuilding a wheel. My advice is to get a stand off eBay, they're not too expensive, and watch plenty of YouTube videos on 'how to'
Not strictly necessary but I did buy a proper spoke torque wrench off Amazon: BGS 8511*Torque Spoke Key, Interchangeable Heads,*Pack of 1 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009YTGY..._c.JADbWN8CM9E
(please ignore all the crap in the background )
Last edited by buellzebub; 08-31-2019 at 03:41 AM.
Thanks for the links. I've watched a couple already. I've got plenty of time to study up. Spokes will be delivered "Sep. 6 - Sep. 11" I read that to mean "Depends on how messed up we get over the holiday weekend."