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When you think of it, if you have a level surface and a bike lift,
the bike, when on the lift 'is' the the truing devise.
As mentioned before all you need then is a weighted stand with a dial
indicator attached to it.
Spin away and take your measurements, follow the manual regarding
spoke tightening,loosening etc.

Of course it'll not be 100% accurate but it'll be better than riding
around with a completely wonky wheel



I just gave someone that advise in yahoo.
Am I close enough to being nearly right? or totally semi right AND wrong? eek........

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I suppose that if you are 20 years old and enjoy rolling around on concrete you can get it pretty close. It really is a theoretical scenario because one of the tricks is to watch the whole wheel as it turns to get a feel for it, and you can do it by simply clamping an old axle in a vise.
To some extent this is art more then science, someone that does it all the time will have no problems, but it can get frustrating rather quickly, in particular if you are not comfortable.

Considering you are unlikely to have a bike jack with you in an emergency, the question would be why even bother if you think you can't get it perfect.

Not to speak of why spoke wheels to begin with. :D
 

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un si vieux et sage

HIPPO said:


Considering you are unlikely to have a bike jack with you in an emergency, the question would be why even bother if you think you can't get it perfect.

Not to speak of why spoke wheels to begin with. :D
Spoke wheels? SPOKED WHEELS!!! well I'm wondering why myself now too? suppose, nice n shiny at the time.


Anyway the person ...........
cut a long story short he had it on a dyno and .............. why he's worried about truing a wheel when its not even noticed? one wonders..................

His question:-

"When I had my '01 FXD dyno tested recently, the operator told me
that my spoked rear wheel was slightly out and needed truing. He
said he could feel it while doing the dyno test. I checked with my "

And so the story goes

In theory, I thought I might be close enough for those of us that are 'Bloody well skint!'
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Re: Spoked wheels

Roadking96 said:
harleyhog,

Why the spoked wheels?



Ride Safe.

Well, I've a RK Classic (spoke) and I thought the yahoo question might be worth lookin at.

Heres the orig. :-

When I had my '01 FXD dyno tested recently, the operator told me that my spoked
rear wheel was slightly out and needed truing. He said he could feel it while
doing the dyno test. I checked with my local HD dealer and they do not have
the truing machine and send wheels out for truing. That would mean that my
bike would be down while the rear wheel is sent out for truing. Can I continue
to ride this season and perhaps get the wheel trued later? Is there a hazard
here riding on a rear tire that is slightly out of true? Can the rear tire be
trued up while it is still on the bike? Perhaps I should opt for a nice
chromed cast rear wheel and forget the headaches with spokes. Then again, the
spoked rear wheel is paid for and it does look great. Any comments on truing
spoked wheels will be most appreciated.


Any comments speak directly.................


groups.yahoo.com/group/HarleyTC88/message/31282



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I suppose that the question of why a fellow that doesn't notice a wobbly wheel while riding would bother with dyno runs has to be answered by a higher authority. Way it goes these days, everybody wants to get fancy while the basics are overlooked left and right.


Plenty of guys that run around with dyno sheets in their saddlebags and 20 lbs of air in the tires. :D
Must be nice to be wealthy.
 

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Can't wait to ditch the spokes on my Super Glide for the slick "wind catchers" of my Fat Boy :D Too old for that spoke cleaning and trueing stuff ;)
 
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