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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-30-2018, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
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This monthís Bike magazine

Any of you Brit riders read this monthís Bike magazine?

Good, honest article about long(ish) term ownership of the Bobber. Look after your spokes everybody!
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Any of you Brit riders read this monthís Bike magazine?

Good, honest article about long(ish) term ownership of the Bobber. Look after your spokes everybody!
Is this the issue?
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Any of you Brit riders read this monthís Bike magazine?

Good, honest article about long(ish) term ownership of the Bobber. Look after your spokes everybody!
Can you share some of the highlights about what they said regarding the spokes and other care items?
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Not read the article but Iíd imagine all spoked wheels will suffer if you donít stay on top of them?
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Donít over think or panic on the spokes. I havenít read the article but many of these articles just want something to write about.

Back to spokes:

If you check your spokes, do just that..check them for tighteness. I have seen guys mess up spoked wheels by thinking that checking them meant tightening them every time. Just place a wrench on the nipple and make sure it is snug. No need to crank on it and pull the wheel out of true.
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Donít over think or panic on the spokes. I havenít read the article but many of these articles just want something to write about.

Back to spokes:

If you check your spokes, do just that..check them for tighteness. I have seen guys mess up spoked wheels by thinking that checking them meant tightening them every time. Just place a wrench on the nipple and make sure it is snug. No need to crank on it and pull the wheel out of true.
Ok I see... I assumed it was corrosion related.
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Is this the issue?
No, not that one. Itís the one in the brand new issue of Bike. Itís a 5000 mile test.
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Can you share some of the highlights about what they said regarding the spokes and other care items?
Itís just that the spokes rust easily. The only other major-ish issue was that the indicator switch became sticky after a while.

Other than that, it was the usual stuff - great engine, handling, comfort, economy, etc., etc.

They loved the fact that despite the radical look, the bike performs like a well sorted modern roadster - pretty much what we all knew already!
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