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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:07 pm 
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Hi,

Can anyone tell me at what intervals that I need to check and tighten wheel spokes on my EFI SR400? How do I go about checking and tightening these?

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Andy

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:14 pm 
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Unless you bump over kerbs or hit a brick or something, probably never, give them the occasional tap with a screwdriver around MOT time and as long as they all make the same noise then all is fine.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:06 pm 
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^^^yep^^^
Give' them a 'ring test' now so you know what they sound like; any 'dead' sound means tweak that one up a tad. On my new bikes I would do that a couple times the first year and about once a year after that and never had issues. Used bikes should be checked early on so you KNOW what ya got.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:13 pm 
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Gcrank wrote: Used bikes should be checked early on so you KNOW what ya got.

I can vouch for that: Almost all the spokes on the rear wheel were frighteningly loose but a year after sorting them, (thanks to help from forum members,) they are still fine.

One of those checks you can carry out when get ten minutes to spare with the bike, with no particular job to do! 8-)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:45 pm 
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SR400FI service manual said to check and tighten if necessary every 6000 mi.

tool is in the tool kit,

the "tip" saids that tight spokes will have clear ringing sound when you hit it with the wrench. but the loose one will be flat and "boing" sound.

its easy to check, and you feel like a musician, so have fun :)


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