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Offline wishiwas16again

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Wheel Rims and rebuilds
« on: April 16, 2019, 08:18:59 AM »
My rims are no good  :'(
This hopefully links to my post and picture in the WR200 section: http://www.yamahait.com.au/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=24366.0;attach=10583;ts=1555365837;image
I've not rebuilt a wheel before, but YouTube should help me.  I'm thinking to assemble everything and then hand it over to an expert to tension and true everything.

But what I'm really here to ask is for any advice on getting the nipples undone without destroying the spokes so they can be re-used.

Thanks in advance  :)
 

Offline storie585

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Re: Wheel Rims and rebuilds
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 11:29:19 AM »
Heat, oil and patience
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Offline wayne61

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Re: Wheel Rims and rebuilds
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019, 05:38:24 PM »
I have no patience.
I do have a disc cutter though  ;D
Go soothingly on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon.

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Offline wishiwas16again

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Re: Wheel Rims and rebuilds
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2019, 05:55:51 PM »
I have no patience.
I do have a disc cutter though  ;D
That's plan 'B'  :)

Offline dont

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Re: Wheel Rims and rebuilds
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2019, 08:01:19 AM »
That's plan 'B'  :)
Plan 'A'
50/50 mix atf and acetone, a few of drops each end of the spoke nuts every couple hours (or once every beer if in a hurry) then leave over night (or until hang over gone if you were in a hurry). Then heat nipples for about 20-30 secs with small needle point butane/propane gas gun. Then go to plan 'B' 😋
Haha, no before plan B give em a sharp twist (impact driver on nipple end if the slot is clean) and test your luck. The trouble I reckon is that unless you get them all off cleanly you may as well have just cut them 😞
What goes up must come down, unless you broke a 'rod 😞