HOW TO: TRUE WOB­BLY WHEELS

A wob­bly wheel is easy to fix with the right gear and the right amount of skill and pa­tience

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - Contents - Words and pic­tures: Alan See­ley

Wire-spoked rims and how to true them

An un­avoid­able truth about wire­spoke wheels is that they go out of true. Our own Mark Gra­ham was most con­cerned about the ap­par­ent run-out of the front wheel on his 2002 Kawasaki TR250. Tyre change time af­forded the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to pop the wheel in the jig to get it back in line. In MOT terms you can be up to 4mm out of round and side-to-side, a more ac­cept­able fig­ure to the con­sci­en­tious me­chanic is 2mm or less. Best do the best job we can for our es­teemed col­league.

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