Wire Wheel Runout


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Wire Wheel Runout

Postby ezridermn » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:02 pm



I have a 1977 Honda GL1000 GoldWing with factory wire wheels. I bought new spokes and re-laced both the front and rear wheels. I am now working on making the wheels true. I want to confirm the acceptable runout tolerance for both of these wheels before I start the process.

I would appreciate it if you would take the time to answer my question. Thanks!



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Re: Wire Wheel Runout

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:23 pm

STANDARD RUNOUT

0 TO 0.5 mm (O to 0.002 in)

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Re: Wire Wheel Runout

Postby ezridermn » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:36 pm

Thanks for the prompt reply. Much appreciated. Couple of more questions if you will. What is the distinction of standard vs service limit? Meaning should I true to 0.5mm or is 2mm acceptable? Is that spec correct for both radial and axial runout?

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Re: Wire Wheel Runout

Postby ct1500 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:02 pm

0 to .5 would be a spec for fresh from the factory. Any troublesome spot over 2 means to toss wheel after being in service.
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Re: Wire Wheel Runout

Postby ezridermn » Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:15 pm

OK. Thank you very much for the info.

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Re: Wire Wheel Runout

Postby Fred Camper » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:10 pm

You need to set the radial (up and down) before runout. Of course need adjustment as you progress.

But where oh where did you get the spokes and what size are they?

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Re: Wire Wheel Runout

Postby ezridermn » Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:15 am

I got the spokes directly from Buchanan's www.buchananspokes.net

I removed sample spokes from both the inside and outside of both the front and rear wheels. I then sent the spokes to Buchanan's and they made up spokes that exactly matched the samples. With that said, I believe they can make the spokes if you just tell them the make/model/year of your bike. But I wanted to make sure the spokes they made fit which is why I sent them samples.

The quality of the spokes is top rate. They laced right up no problem. The spokes I bought were chrome. Took about 3 weeks to get them. They cost $385. (not cheap....ugh) But they sure look sweet. I black powder coated the rims and hubs so the chrome spokes really pop!

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Re: Wire Wheel Runout

Postby cbx4evr » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:56 am

Looking forward to the pictures.
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Re: Wire Wheel Runout

Postby Fred Camper » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:41 pm

My understanding is that there are more options to buy front spokes, as they are shared with the CB750. But the rear spokes are just for the early GL, so more elusive.

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Re: Wire Wheel Runout

Postby ezridermn » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:20 am

Follow this link to view pictures of the before and after shots of the wheels I rebuilt: https://sites.google.com/site/gl1000wheels/

I agree with Fred's comment below. You can find new chrome spokes for the front wheel of a GL1000 pretty easily. Finding rears is difficult. The only ones I could find were at http://www.cmsnl.com/ which is a European company. I believe they are selling OEM replacement spokes and are priced at about $6.75 a spoke. So 40 for the rear and 40 for the front works out to about $540 before freight. In addition, they are not chrome but rather the dull factory finish whatever that is.

So I found the best choice was to have Buchanan's make a set of custom made chrome spokes. It was a relatively simple process and they handled everything in a very timely and professional manner.

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Re: Wire Wheel Runout

Postby cbx4evr » Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:12 pm

Those wheels look awesome!!! I admire the ability and patience to true a wheel.
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Re: Wire Wheel Runout

Postby Fred Camper » Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:50 pm

Gotta agree they look great. Bet the CB750 forums would have a better price for the front spokes, but bettet quaility than Bucannan cannot be found and the matched spokes add value.




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