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Old 03-01-2013, 11:12 AM   #1
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:47 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:30 AM   #3
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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!
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Buzz will be here all week, folks. Tell your friends!
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:41 AM   #5
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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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