Got lazy, 15k and 4 rear tires and never really checked the spokes. Just found 2 missing nipples on the rear. Keep an eye on them - I plan on checking them with an Allen wrench each oil change now.
This is a motorcycle and not a bike. The wheels are much more robust. What you will find on these wheels is 1 or 2 spokes will loosen early on, the rear especially, then they are pretty much done moving.A word of caution- spokes cannot just be arbitrarily tightened until they "ting" like the other spokes.................edited..................What does the factory service manual say about spoke servicing and settings? Steve.
I am liking my cast rims even more now.
People complain about chain maintenance all the time, now they also have to do spoke maintenance. I guess it gives you something to do when your not riding.
I like it, Brian. It's a fun motorcycle. I tend to ride it faster than I should - I didn't really have that problem with the 650, or at least not to the extreme that I tend to ride this thing. Really the only thing I don't like about it in comparison to the 650 is it's around town manners, it just feels like I can't ever find the right gear for slower city speeds. The 650 was a lot more smooth at lower speeds. But at 55+ there's no comparison!Thanks for that info Mark, how you liking that 1000 compared to the 650’s you’ve owned?
Oh shut up! LOLWOW now that is "honest" feedback for the new Vee, in particular compared to AT and Super Ten which you have also owned. You know your bikes for sure, and my riding skills pale in comparison to yours. :smile2:I doubt most would argue if they were truly being honest, when you compare for the money, how awesome these bikes are to their direct competition.