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Old 08-04-2012, 11:41 PM
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hey i have a 125 thumpstar and my brother went and tightened the spokes but he tightened one side at a time and now the wheel does not spin straight it wobels all over the place. how do i fix this
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:52 AM
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Ok, rather than writing a book here...Go to youtube.com and lookup...
How to true a motorcycle wheel.
There are several good videos there on the subject.

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Old 08-06-2012, 12:49 AM
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You must be the smaller of the brothers.
I can think of several ways to get that rim fixed.....

Like PP said: It isn't rocket science but a few tips will help.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:55 PM
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If you try and don't succeed, you can take it to a shop and have them true it for you. It's definitely a skill and takes lots of practice to get it right.
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OHH truing a wheel.... I was going to say bang it against a tree and ride on
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ok thanks for the help paw paw
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YouTube would have saved me a lot of time, had it been around a few decades ago when I first started messing with rims. I looked at a couple clips and they were pretty good. They teach you the basics which is all they can teach you anyway. Getting good at it comes from doing it.
No one is born knowing this stuff. The people who are real good at it got that way because they weren't afraid to learn.
If I could offer a tip: Not every imperfection in a dirt bike rim can be corrected by spoke tension.
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