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Old 11-10-2014, 03:47 PM   #1
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Recommend me a wheel builder in Spartanburg/Greenville SC area

The bike, 2000 V Star 650 Classic aka XVS650AC.

The problem,repeated broken spokes.

Solutions tried so far,replace broken spokes and true wheel.Checked all the wheel bearings.

Suggested repair,upgrade to thicker spokes from Buchanan's.

If I buy new spokes,the entire wheel has to come apart to remove the inner spokes.I have built bicycle wheels with long flexy spokes.These really short thick spokes are a bigger PITA and with the huge hub,I'm not sure I have the patience to reassemble the wheel.

Can someone recommend a reliable shop that builds wheels around Spartanburg/Greenville SC area.I can't go much out of these areas.I am really busy to-ing and fro-ing the kids.

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This wheel is a pita to deal with.

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Old 11-11-2014, 01:29 PM   #2
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Just wanted to get this back up and hope for a response.I may make a post else where for help rebuilding my wheels.I'm now considering doing the front one just to be sure I have two perfect wheels.
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Old 11-11-2014, 01:58 PM   #3
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Can any dealers help? Wish I had an answere for you.
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Old 11-12-2014, 01:51 PM   #4
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Can any dealers help? Wish I had an answere for you.
I quit dealers years ago.Every one I tried dealing with,gave me back a bike that was broken,even after doing basic maintenance.I fixed a lot of dealer screw ups on this bike already,stripped bolt holes,improperly installed bulbs,mis adjusted clutch and rear brake.There's more I can't think of right now.I have always done my own maintenance,unless I needed special equipment to make the repairs.After all the dealership mishaps,I started buy my own specialty tools as I need them.It's cheaper than returns to the dealer and saves down time for me.
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Old 11-12-2014, 02:07 PM   #5
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Can't help you with a local fix. I did gernade a front and rear wheel on my hacked KLR. The front was rebuilt by Woody's and cost less than the local dealer. The rear was cracked across a nipple and declared unrepairable. I was very satisfied by the front wheel . I had a good experiance with Woody's. I have 3 KLRs and actually picked up 2 sets of spare wheels because I ride hard and am a really fat fucker.

Off topic slightly but I had a new trek hybrid bicycle that kept breaking spokes on the rear wheel. I kept taking it back for warranty repairs. They finally got tired of me and rebuilding my wheel so they put on a wheel from a tandem bike. Never had a problem after that.

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Old 11-12-2014, 02:29 PM   #6
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Can't help you with a local fix. I did gernade a front and rear wheel on my hacked KLR. The front was rebuilt by Woody's and cost less than the local dealer. The rear was cracked across a nipple and declared unrepairable. I was very satisfied by the front wheel . I had a good experiance with Woody's. I have 3 KLRs and actually picked up 2 sets of spare wheels because I ride hard and am a really fat fucker.

Off topic slightly but I had a new trek hybrid bicycle that kept breaking spokes on the rear wheel. I kept taking it back for warranty repairs. They finally got tired of me and rebuilding my wheel so they put on a wheel from a tandem bike. Never had a problem after that.

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I checked Woody's.They don't have the rim I want,and I didn't think to ask them about spokes.They usually have to be custom cut for a V star 650 rear wheel because they are so short.I think thicker spokes and a wider rim will cure the problem.I'm a compact fatty.
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Old 11-12-2014, 02:48 PM   #7
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i'd ask trophymoto, i can't remember the name of his shop but it's just out of greenville
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Old 11-12-2014, 05:36 PM   #8
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Search for Simpson cycles. They have a good wheel contact that I've used for 10 years now. Will's wheels I believe is the guy.
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