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Old 11-24-2009, 12:06 PM   #1
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I was changin the rear tube on my 50 and realized I had one broken spoke at the hub of the wheel, so I took it out. Question is, am I going to do any damage riding it like this for a few days while I am waiting on the part to come in? Also are the spokes really the main support system of the wheel, and when re-lacing is talked about, is that basically replacing the spokes with a different size ie.supermoto converisons. Anyways any help is appreciated.
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:15 PM   #2
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Pm antisocial about this..one spoke being broke won't hurt much but it weakens the wheel and they will get loose faster..and don't jump or stoppie ..takeit easy tillyou fix it
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Also are the spokes really the main support system of the wheel
isn't it the only support
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:18 PM   #4
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I was changin the rear tube on my 50 and realized I had one broken spoke at the hub of the wheel, so I took it out. Question is, am I going to do any damage riding it like this for a few days while I am waiting on the part to come in? Also are the spokes really the main support system of the wheel, and when re-lacing is talked about, is that basically replacing the spokes with a different size ie.supermoto converisons. Anyways any help is appreciated.
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In my opinion, unless you do some hardcore jumping on your bike, one spoke will not hurt it. Even then, your probably not going to hurt anything.

Re-lacing a tire is basically the build up of the tire, the assembly of the rim, spokes, hub and nipples. Doesn't have to be a different size but you can. I used to re-lace wheels for customer back when i worked at a shop and unless you know what your doing and have a truing stand, dial indicator and patience i'd let a shop build a wheel for you.

This is why they always say "check your spokes" becuase the more often you do, the less likely you are to have a bent rim or broken spoke or other issues.

But ya, to answer your main question, I think you would be fine riding it like that but i would try and take it easy until you get that spoke replaced.
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cool thanks, I just want to ride the little . I was wondering about the relacing because I am thinking of converting my dr350 to a motard, but would probably just get some excels so I can go back and forth from dirt to street.
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:44 PM   #6
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One spoke is easy, If you leave the nipple in the hole you dont even have to remove the tire, or wheel for that matter. When you get the new one just be sure it goes in the same way it came out. ie crossing under or over adjacent spokes.
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:50 PM   #7
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post up pics of your new plastics!!!!

might ask around here if anyone has any extra spokes laying around. . .easy fix
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I'll put them up when I get off work, they look SWEET! Thanks Jet
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