Spoke tightness

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by roadking, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. roadking

    roadking Active Member

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    Gday all,

    I recently found that a number of spokes on my 07 Roadking had suddenely become loose. I clean my bike every Sunday after I ride, so I was surprised to find that after ride down the Great ocean road last Sunday that I had so many loose spokes. It seems as though they loosened up during that ride.

    Has anyone else experienced this? What did you do about it?

    RK
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    They have sploe wrenches to tighten them up and it should be done evenly so you don't throw the truness out on the rim until you get about the same ring from tapping on them as you rotate the wheel.
    You can get them online from J&P cycles.

    http://www.jpcycles.com/
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2009
  3. roadking

    roadking Active Member

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    Hey Glider,

    Thanks for that!

    Have you had any trouble with your Roadie?

    RK
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Yeah, I can't keep it in the garage:D

    Great bike once I put the IDS on it, no more noises.

    Love the engine, not too happy with the gearing, takes a bit away from the bottom end, but otherwise it's a great bike.