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Tune Up for Spring and a New Riding Season
 

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Tune Up for Spring and a New Riding Season

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The Spaceman 03-04-2013 05:47 AM

It's good that you mentioned checking wheel spokes. A mechanic at Rossmeyer started checking spokes on all his customer bikes after noticing his own spokes were loose. He found almost every bike he checked had at least a few loose, many bikes were much worse with wheels out of true, or worse.

I'm not an expert by any means, but I understand that you can spot loose spokes by tapping them with a screwdriver handle and listening to the sound. A nice "ting" sound indicates they are a least snug, a dull sound means they're loose.

Buzglyd 03-04-2013 06:30 AM

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Originally Posted by The Spaceman (Post 280511)
It's good that you mentioned checking wheel spokes. A mechanic at Rossmeyer started checking spokes on all his customer bikes after noticing his own spokes were loose. He found almost every bike he checked had at least a few loose, many bikes were much worse with wheels out of true, or worse.

I'm not an expert by any means, but I understand that you can spot loose spokes by tapping them with a screwdriver handle and listening to the sound. A nice "ting" sound indicates they are a least snug, a dull sound means they're loose.

If anyone's an expert on having a screw loose, it's you!

The Spaceman 03-04-2013 07:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Buzglyd (Post 280513)
If anyone's an expert on having a screw loose, it's you!

Buzz will be here all week, folks. Tell your friends!

Kevin_Duke 03-04-2013 08:41 AM

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Originally Posted by The Spaceman (Post 280511)
It's good that you mentioned checking wheel spokes. A mechanic at Rossmeyer started checking spokes on all his customer bikes after noticing his own spokes were loose. He found almost every bike he checked had at least a few loose, many bikes were much worse with wheels out of true, or worse.

I'm not an expert by any means, but I understand that you can spot loose spokes by tapping them with a screwdriver handle and listening to the sound. A nice "ting" sound indicates they are a least snug, a dull sound means they're loose.

You bring up a good point. Modern motorcycles need such little maintenance that checking spoke tension gets neglected. Thanks for the reminder.


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