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Hey,

Quick question...

Im looking to get SM wheels for my CRF150, and Im trying to do it the cheapest way possible.

I found some 17" excel wheels that are the correct width and spoke holes for my bike. The wheels are fairly priced, but do not come with spokes or hubs.

Can I use my stock spokes and just lace the stock ones onto the new excel rims? Or do I have to buy Buchanon spokes/nipples? If so, where can I find spokes to fit my CRF150 that are made for the 17" excel rim? Ive searched and havnt had any luck.

Thanks,

Mike.

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Use your stock hubs, but I'd suggest buying new spokes unless your old ones are in REALLY GOOD SHAPE! Spoke sets are cheap, might as well go new!

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The stock 19" front and 16" rear spokes will not work for the 17" Excel sm set-up. Also the nipple holes (rims) are too large for the stock nipples. Use a complete Buchanon spoke/nipple set-up as per the PM.

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any one know what 19inch motorcross rim could work with an xt500. i am going to change the 21inch to a 19inch but i need to find a wheel that will fit and i need to know where to get a spoke kit

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I found some 17" excel wheels that are the correct width and spoke holes for my bike. The wheels are fairly priced, but do not come with spokes or hubs.

:thumbsup: Just because the rims have the right number of holes does not mean they will

work with your CRF hubs. The spoke holes in the rims have to be drilled at the

correct angles to align the spokes with the holes in the hub. If the angles don't

match, your spokes will have to bend when they are tightened. Spokes are not

designed to take bending loads and will break - very dangerous. :ride:

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Thanks Jeff, I previously referred him to your business for several parts.

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