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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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yeah i called a couple places today, looking like around 200+ to re-spoke the wheel etc...

so for right now, i'm still looking for a used one that isnt all broken up like mine.
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Well, just keep in mind that used wheels are, well, used. If you had a problem with loose spokes, it stands to reason that pretty much any used wheel you look at could have the same problem. It may look good, but you could well be in the same boat in a very short time.

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yeah i did think about that. before i install the wheel, i do plan on at the very least checking out for any play in the spokes (especially on the hub end as that is where mine are all loose now) and have a shop go over it to make sure the wheel is true etc...

also, when i told the dealer earlier that my spokes were loose on the hub said he said that its not uncommon for those holes to become oblong over time. i'm going to check the hub when i get home later and check for any noticeable irregularities in the mounting holes on the hub.
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Cheaper to get a decent used wheel...I'm building quite a collection.
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I have a used rear in perfect shape. When I bought mine, previous owner had bought it and mounted a tire on it for a spare. By the time I needed to replace the rear tire the "spare" had some cracks in the sidewall. So it is in the garage, ready to go. Pm me lets see what we can work out. I like having an extra, but don't like someone being broke down either..
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sorry i should have updated this. got a "new to me wheel" on the bike today!
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Last summer I noticed loose and broken spokes on the rear wheel, so I arranged to have the wheel re-spoked or re-laced. The spokes were not cheap (Canada) and after labour I was out around $500, but I figured I had a good-as-new rear wheel.

A year later I noticed that my Volusia was bobbing a bit while slowing to a stop - just like last year. Lo and behold, I found loose spokes and two are broken. The shop won't do anything about it.

So I am thinking of buying a used wheel, but just wondering if the M50 mag wheel would work on a 2003 Volusia?

Any thoughts?

Jeff
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Last summer I noticed loose and broken spokes on the rear wheel, so I arranged to have the wheel re-spoked or re-laced. The spokes were not cheap (Canada) and after labour I was out around $500, but I figured I had a good-as-new rear wheel.

A year later I noticed that my Volusia was bobbing a bit while slowing to a stop - just like last year. Lo and behold, I found loose spokes and two are broken. The shop won't do anything about it.

So I am thinking of buying a used wheel, but just wondering if the M50 mag wheel would work on a 2003 Volusia?

Any thoughts?

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Last summer I noticed loose and broken spokes on the rear wheel, so I arranged to have the wheel re-spoked or re-laced. The spokes were not cheap (Canada) and after labour I was out around $500, but I figured I had a good-as-new rear wheel.

A year later I noticed that my Volusia was bobbing a bit while slowing to a stop - just like last year. Lo and behold, I found loose spokes and two are broken. The shop won't do anything about it.

So I am thinking of buying a used wheel, but just wondering if the M50 mag wheel would work on a 2003 Volusia?

Any thoughts?

Jeff
Yes, the M50 Rear wheel will work on a Volusia, (I've done it on a 2001)it's a direct replacement with no worries about loose spokes!!

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