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Wassup guys, I just bought an 00' cr250 & when i was going over the bike i noticed 2 slightly bent spokes (dnt look bad) next to each other.I got the replacing price at 105 for truing included or $66 just for replacement or $4ea for spokes. I was wondering would it effect my riding? & would i need the wheel trued ? Im a newb so im not educated in replacing them if the truing is not needed. Thanks ImageUploadedByThumper Talk1379804859.442327.jpg

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just replace the bent spokes yourself and snug them up. Search youtube for a vid on how to tighten spokes and you'll be fine.

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I'd say if you can swing the cash then get it trued. While you can just simply install the new ones and tighten them I can bet that the rest of the wheel isn't tru just based on the age of the bike. This is something most people over look and a messed up wheel can be dangerous. Truing a wheel is an art in itself and isn't something the average joe can or will do in their garage. But with all that said if you were to spend the 8 bucks for new spokes, did all the work yourself, and just ride trails you may not ever have a problem. If your not familiar with removing the wheel and tire you probably should just let the professional do it and get back to riding.

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I'd say if you can swing the cash then get it trued. While you can just simply install the new ones and tighten them I can bet that the rest of the wheel isn't tru just based on the age of the bike. This is something most people over look and a messed up wheel can be dangerous. Truing a wheel is an art in itself and isn't something the average joe can or will do in their garage. But with all that said if you were to spend the 8 bucks for new spokes, did all the work yourself, and just ride trails you may not ever have a problem. If your not familiar with removing the wheel and tire you probably should just let the professional do it and get back to riding.

 

Ehh, I laced my first wheel at 14 or 15. Took it to the honda dealer to get it trued and they over tightened the spokes. I had two pop the very next ride. Ended up replacing the broken ones and loosening the rest and retrued myself. Learning how to do it yourself is a hell of a lot better than paying ~$65/hr for shaky quality.

 

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Also, check the rim for cracks

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just replace the bent spokes yourself and snug them up. Search youtube for a vid on how to tighten spokes and you'll be fine.

That was my problem, with finding a vid on how to replace the bent spokes, is it just simply loosening the nipple & pulling the spoke through the hub ,then put it back in with the new one ?

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That was my problem, with finding a vid on how to replace the bent spokes, is it just simply loosening the nipple & pulling the spoke through the hub ,then put it back in with the new one ?

 

 yep, once you get them replaced and snugged up followed this vid on how to tighten them.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLhONxt9Zi8

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yep, once you get them replaced and snugged up followed this vid on how to tighten them.

Do i have to take off the inner tube, the wheel & etc in order to replace them ?

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No, you can leave the nipple in the rim and maybe the wheel on the bike if you have room to work the spoke out of the hub.

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