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Offline CazoulsTiger

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Re: Rusty Spokes
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2017, 03:38:04 PM »
My brother-in-law just had the wheels replaced by Honda on his Africa Twin.  Now with SS spokes!
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Re: Rusty Spokes
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2018, 10:11:04 AM »
My 2013 XC had them when I bought it 2nd hand. First wash for the 2017 XCA tomorrow and going to try silicone spray (motul shine & go) after washes to see how it goes stopping rust.

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Re: Rusty Spokes
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2018, 08:25:07 PM »
I have 2 xt660 both 2007 plates and the spokes are still spot on. Today everything is made cheap over seas and the standards of stuff today is just crap they only need it to last 3 years then they dont give a dam
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Re: Rusty Spokes
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2018, 09:42:52 PM »
SS to fragile for spokes on a proper adventure bike  :001:

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Re: Rusty Spokes
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2018, 06:23:26 PM »
Well, everything went just fine. Buchanan's made the spokes for $110 per wheel, and included the nipples. The front and rear wheel have different spokes. The dealer was able to lace them no problem, everything balanced out fine, I threw on fresh tubes and a brand new pair of Anakee IIIs and did a 200-plus miles scrub in.
These are stainless steel and should last a lot longer. I bought a 5.9 spoke wrench to give them a little turn in each direction every thousand miles, just to keep them from seizing again, and I plan to keep them much cleaner than I did the first time out..

Additionally, many weren't just seized and surface rusty, but included nice divots missing due to corrosion. One was pretty close to actually snapping.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2018, 06:40:33 PM by bdkrivit »
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Re: Rusty Spokes
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2018, 06:35:49 PM »
So total cost was?
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Re: Rusty Spokes
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2018, 06:37:50 PM »
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Re: Rusty Spokes
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2018, 06:40:35 PM »
That's not so bad. My chum has bought a spare pair of wheels to do similar, the wheels were 700.
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Re: Rusty Spokes
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2018, 07:20:24 AM »
*Originally Posted by manhoot [+]
SS to fragile for spokes on a proper adventure bike  :001:


I disagree , my bmw 1150 gs had s/s spokes, and was used over very bad roads and offroad abroad, its a lot heavier bike, was often loaded to the max, and the rear suspension was far more basic than the triumph unit, it never broke nor loosened a spoke,
there must be a correct grade and thickness that works

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Re: Rusty Spokes
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2018, 02:17:21 AM »
The spokes on my 2012 Xc have rusted on the leading edges. And, I knew this would happen, so I took special care of these spokes as I live very close to the Pacific Ocean. The ocean air carries moisture and salts to everything within the first few miles of shore. (I'm 2K's from the water.)

I've cleaned, polished, waxed, all to only stave off the inevitable. The trailing edges look great, but the leading are toast.

Of yeah, SS spokes DO fail at a lower threshold than carbon spokes.

Does anyone realize that their motorcycle is literally "hanging" by the spokes on the top of the rim/hub?
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