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Old 10-23-2005, 12:47 PM   #1
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replacing spokes on BMW tubeless

I've got a 1992 BMW R100R with the wire spoke tubeless wheels, much like the R100GS.

The spokes in the front are rusty and I'd like to replace them but don't want to get into the hassle of building the wheel from scratch at this time.

Is it possible to replace one spoke at a time to get around this problem? Or will the wheel distort badly when removing just one?

I built one of these wheels before, but spent a lot of time doing it and only managed to reduce the wobble by half. I guess I should take that as a win, but it depressed me that it still wobbled. I think that if I started out with a true wheel, I could relace it good as new, but it sure would be a lot easier if I didn't have to go through all that hassle of building it from scratch.
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Old 10-24-2005, 01:06 AM   #2
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I've got a 1992 BMW R100R with the wire spoke tubeless wheels, much like the R100GS.

The spokes in the front are rusty and I'd like to replace them but don't want to get into the hassle of building the wheel from scratch at this time.

Is it possible to replace one spoke at a time to get around this problem? Or will the wheel distort badly when removing just one?

I built one of these wheels before, but spent a lot of time doing it and only managed to reduce the wobble by half. I guess I should take that as a win, but it depressed me that it still wobbled. I think that if I started out with a true wheel, I could relace it good as new, but it sure would be a lot easier if I didn't have to go through all that hassle of building it from scratch.
Maybe one or two spokes can be replaced, but there's no way you can do what you described ... best is to have it relaced and trued. Woody's Wheel works in Colorado seems to be good. He's getting 2 R80G/S wheels from me this month.
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Old 10-24-2005, 04:11 PM   #3
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I've got a 1992 BMW R100R with the wire spoke tubeless wheels, much like the R100GS.

The spokes in the front are rusty and I'd like to replace them but don't want to get into the hassle of building the wheel from scratch at this time.

Is it possible to replace one spoke at a time to get around this problem? Or will the wheel distort badly when removing just one?

I built one of these wheels before, but spent a lot of time doing it and only managed to reduce the wobble by half. I guess I should take that as a win, but it depressed me that it still wobbled. I think that if I started out with a true wheel, I could relace it good as new, but it sure would be a lot easier if I didn't have to go through all that hassle of building it from scratch.
just go to www.woodyswheelworks.com

or....you can hit the search cross laced GS wheels,,have quite a few posts on this subject
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