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    This morning I noticed a spoke missing on my rear wheel. Of course it has to be the tire that is harder to replace/repair. I have 2 questions ...

    Is there any kind of an issue waiting until winter to get this fixed?

    How much of a pain in the arse is it to replace a lost spoke? The tire is almost brand new and I was hoping to do the front wheel first as it needs to be replaced within the next 12 or so months.
    Joe the One Antlered Moose
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  • #2
    Moose, I'm assuming the spoke nipple has gone into the tire at this point ??
    can you hear it rattling around, or is it still being held by the wheel ??

    I'm gonna add to this post........


    In my opinion, get it fixed right. If one broke, the odds are more wont be far behind. A good solid once over on the wheel may be in order......

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    Last edited by gruss; 07-28-2010, 09:29 AM.
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    • #3
      NOT what You want to hear but the weel will have to come apart,You might be starting with the rear weel first,You can purchase a spoke and replace the one spoookeee but You will want to check the alignment of the rim to hub and make sure that is all correct too.
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      • #4
        Gruss; I can't hear anything rattling around. The part of the spoke that attaches to the rim is there but the spoke itself vanished. I'm pretty sure it was like that when I bought the bike but with all the clutter around the rear tire I never saw it.

        I have a local Indy shop that knows their stuff, I'll have to take it to them I guess. This isn't going to be cheap though.
        Joe the One Antlered Moose
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        • #5
          This is not a garage repair, unless you are very good at lacing wheels. The stub shouldn't have come out, laced wheels aren't tubeless and the rubber barrier and tube should keep it in place. You can't put in 1 spoke without nearly unlacing a lot of the other spokes.... unless you bend the crap out of the new one, and then it won't tighten correctly. Find a good wheel guy and prepare to bend over!

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          • #6
            Don't laugh (or cry either) but a new wheel may be cheaper if you can find one.
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            • #7
              Got a heck of a bargain off of fleabay for Mine FXDWG,You might check in there and seeee.
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              • #8
                That is what scares me about spoked wheels. Always gotta check for how tight they are. Trueing wheels is a PITA, some people can do it fast, it takes me a little longer but I can get it. I would want to know why I broke. And as I say 2 wheels are not very forgiving, do not wait, who knows what could happen. JMO
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                • #9
                  I've always loved laced (spoke) wheels. Even considered putting them on my E-Glide. Then got to thinking. Last time I got a flat I had to have the bike towed to a dealer. With the mag type wheels and tubeless tires you can carry a plug kit and a little compressor. That will get you somewhere for a more permanent fix. Funny, once you buy the kit and compressor, never had a tire problem. Guess it is like driving a car without a spare tire..... guarantee you will get a flat!
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                  • #10
                    I plugged a spoke wheel a 2 1/2 years ago. Tire was half flat with a nail in it. It held up till I put a new tire on a few months ago.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Strat HD View Post
                      I plugged a spoke wheel a 2 1/2 years ago. Tire was half flat with a nail in it. It held up till I put a new tire on a few months ago.
                      You are a brave man! There is no way I would ever do that, not with a innertube.
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                      • #12
                        Well I stopped by the Indy on the way home from work. A new package of spokes is $65 and the labor will run about $200 which all things considered isn't bad. According the my Indy the H-D Diamond cut spokes are tend to breaking. These were put on by the original owner and on a 12 year old scoot there's no telling how old they are. I drop it off on Monday and it should take a day or two. They send the wheel out to a guy who will replace the spokes for them.
                        Joe the One Antlered Moose
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                        • #13
                          Have you thought about stainless spokes. They will look good for a long time and much easier to clean. If I ever get my rims powdercoated I will go with stainless.



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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Strat HD View Post
                            Have you thought about stainless spokes. They will look good for a long time and much easier to clean. If I ever get my rims powdercoated I will go with stainless.



                            http://www.buchananspokes.net/produc...y_davidson.asp
                            No I haven't thought about them for the rear wheel. Most of the time you can't see the spokes back there. This winter I am hoping to get a wider front tire and would love either powdered to match my paint or stainless spokes.
                            Joe the One Antlered Moose
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                            Combat Vets Motorcycle Association # 19938

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                            • #15
                              Buchanan spokes are great spokes. 200.00, My local HD dealer charges 180.00 to lace and true a wheel.
                              Dale
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