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Offline Preload

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Zen and the Dark art of Wheelbuilding
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2011, 01:37:50 PM »
That"s all sorted Triode and thanks for the tips, I sent samples to get the right lengths. Single butted at the back non butted at the front. Chrome plated brass nipples. Measured the offsets I"m setting the rear too zero as it measured 1.5-2mm which I think after 30+years is probably incorrect.

I have booked the whole day so I can have a mental every now and then.

 
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« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2011, 03:24:44 PM »
A quick snap







The rest will be in my Restoration diary.
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Runner up Yamaha Donington Japanese & Modern Classic Bike Show 2013

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Tmax XP500
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« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2011, 03:47:08 PM »
Preload: Shiny!

I was cleaning the rear wheel of my RD and it had a broken spoke. I couldn"t believe how heavy it was.

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Re: Zen and the Dark art of Wheelbuilding
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2018, 09:42:08 AM »
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Re: Zen and the Dark art of Wheelbuilding
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2018, 12:25:03 AM »
Great work!

The wheel may be symmetric, but some are not.
So before dismantling, it's a good idea to make a note of rim offset with relation to the hub.
There might be a difference side to side.

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Re: Zen and the Dark art of Wheelbuilding
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2018, 09:42:30 PM »
Agreed, but yams come with the offset built on the hub
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