Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Peter, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Peter

    Peter Guest

    At around 32,000km I broke a couple of spokes and repLACED all of the
    spokes on the front wheel of my DR650.
    Just under 38,000km and I have broken another spoke on the front wheel. :-(
    I guess I am doing it wrong.
    Any tips?
    Peter, Aug 2, 2011
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    atec77 Guest

    Are you regularily doing a wheel torque and test ? if they are to lose
    it's actually worse I am told
    atec77, Aug 2, 2011
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  3. He wheelie is, but I guess I spoke too soon
    George W Frost, Aug 2, 2011
  4. Peter

    atec77 Guest

    That's wheelie wheely bad punning Gworge
    atec77, Aug 2, 2011
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    Deevo Guest

    Oh, what goes around comes around.
    Deevo, Aug 2, 2011
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    Diogenes Guest

    Stop torqueing !!!

    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Aug 2, 2011
  7. Peter

    Peter Guest

    Come on guys...
    Im getting spooked about the spokes and that is why I spoke up..
    If this keeps going around I can see Gerry starting another revolution.
    Peter, Aug 3, 2011
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    Nigel Allen Guest

    This entire thread is tyresome.

    Nigel Allen, Aug 3, 2011
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    atec77 Guest

    Quite rotary in construction
    atec77, Aug 3, 2011
  10. Peter

    Nigel Allen Guest

    That's circular reasoning (happens when you stick your head up your
    primary orifice.

    Nigel Allen, Aug 4, 2011
  11. Peter

    Peter Guest

    I have another set on order.
    I am going to try stainless nipples this time and also use a little bit
    of grease. I am also going to do the job myself (with some help).
    I plan to purchase a spoke torque wrench and actually put some attention
    into them at least until they settle in...

    Is it possible that an aftermarket brake disk could apply force in a way
    that would place exsessive force on the spokes?

    That was replaced prior to the original breaking.
    Peter, Aug 6, 2011
  12. Peter

    GWD Guest

    Now you are torqing :)
    Check correct torque eg the Ural manual says 4 inch pounds. Not much,
    but consistency is vital.
    YMMV, so RTFM.
    GWD, Aug 6, 2011
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