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Anybody see the article that tells step by step instructions on how to lace new wheels in one of the recent mags? I think I'm losing my mind !

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I just laced a set of excels to my 05 CRF 450,then did my buddy's only thing was he let the spokes slip out of the rear hub when he laced it when I trued it I had long ones and short ones had to take it all apart to get the right spokes in the right spot,what a bummer.

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It's Very easy to do...here are 2 read up's that should help:

Lay out your new rim and if you have a complete wheel try to note which side the stamped lettering is on, ususally the lettering is on the disc side most modern mx wheel sets use the inner same lenght spoke for all locations but check to see if this is so, start with the inner spokes by placing them one by one into one side of the wheel, start the nipples by hand just a few threads flip wheel over and start the other inner spokes . Repeat with the outer spokes on both sides. Now the trueing process begins, when using new stock spokes or possiably others if they are precisely made and are all of exactly the same length and the treaded area is uniform to all tighen all spokes until the same amount of thread shows say about 2 threads showing. Now start at one of the drilled holes and I would mark it with say a magic marker, and go around the wheel tightening the spokes the same amount lets say 1/4 turn each go one revolution clockwise on the wheel then counterclockwise and so on until the spokes are fairly tight. Now check the run out up and down and side to side, usually at this point the spokes still are not at the correct final tension so I still tighen the spokes to true the rim, find the up down high spot and tighen a group of 3 or 4 spokes in this area keep working until the up/down dimension is fairly close then work on the side the side find the high spot on say the left and tighen a group of spokes tighten spokes on the opposite side of the high spot here, then after doing this move to the right and do the same back and forth again and again be sure to check the up/down sometimes and deal with that as well, if you get to the point where the spokes are very tight and you still need to move the rim loosen spokes on the high spot to accomplish this. When you are all done all the spokes should be very tight and give of a fairly uniform ping sound when struck with the spoke tool.

The Fasst Spoke Torque Wrench makes is easy to make sure the spokes are the right tightness too. Great product. I would get Buchanan Over-sized Spokes and spline drive nipples. A nice truing stand helps too . I got it on ebay about 1 1/2 yrs. ago for $100(just search under truing stand)

Now if you don't feel your up to this(which is very easy to do)call up:

www.eastcoastwheels.com (1-908-727-0751) N.J.

His name is Jeff and a really nice guy. He can do the whole wheel or just order parts for you........good guy to deal with.

and another:

http://www.heaven-vmx.com/TW_May74_Spoke_Wheel_Rebuild.htm

Hope it helps!! :cry:

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I plan to replace my stock rims with Pro racing rims this week, any idea on how much a shop would charge to true them up if I get them put back together?

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I have paid(my 1st wheel I did)$85 for one wheel(that's why I ture mine up myself now).

But I've heard of $35, other course not here in

Florida. :cry:

What I would do is call and ask them......most likely

it's going to be how long it takes them to true it up.

Good Luck!! :cry:

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If you can lace them up and get them pretty close to straight..... shouldn't cost much to true it up the rest of the way at a shop.

I paid like $10-15.

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