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R1200GS vertical spoke wheel shake

I bought a set of spoke wheels for my 2008 GS.


They show a very upsetting vibration, an up-down motion when going over 140-160 kph.


That wasn't there with the mag wheel, or with my 17/17 conversion wheels.


I haven't balanced them. But that usually feels different, perhaps some spokes out of true?


Can those spoke wheels be trued just like a regular spoked wheel?
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Re: R1200GS vertical spoke wheel shake

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Can those spoke wheels be trued just like a regular spoked wheel?
Yes, those spoked wheels can be trued and should be balanced like any other wheel.
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Re: R1200GS vertical spoke wheel shake

There are quite a few threads and many recommendations on The ADVRider site in regards to this topic.
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Re: R1200GS vertical spoke wheel shake

I'd start by balancing them!! A simple check is to find your favorite wrench and tap each spoke. Listen for a change in the pitch of the spoke. A tight spoke will ring "high" and a loose spoke will ring with a dull thud. If they are all over the place you'll need to find a wheel guy but I doubt it. I think you'll find that most of tem will ring with the same pitch. One or two will be off either hi or low.

I repaired and laced my old bent rear wheel last winter. These wheels are VERY strong.

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Re: R1200GS vertical spoke wheel shake

Make sure you use torque wrench as well. It'll help get the right tension on the rim.
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Re: R1200GS vertical spoke wheel shake

I'm betting balancing fixes it.
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Re: R1200GS vertical spoke wheel shake

Balance it. Use weights that can be screwed on to the spokes, not stick ons to the rims. NoMar has some good ones.
Just like a dirtbike, if you ride spoke wheels on the road, it has to be balanced or they will hop pretty bad.
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