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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-15-2014, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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corrosion on spokes

My spokes on my '06 900 classic are badly pitted and corroded from poor winter storage I guess. Any ideas how to clean them up. My wheels were pretty bad too, but I cleaned them with some fine steel wool. Tried the steel wool but didn't touch the corrosion on the spokes.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-14-2014, 10:41 PM
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In for responses, mine are corroded also, if they can't be cleaned up enough, where can new spokes be purchased and I'll lace them myself.
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I would give some S100 wheel cleaner a try. If that fails then you may have remove and hand polish them or replace them.

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If you remove them, do you have to readjust them when you put them on like you do on a bicycle wheel to get the wheel straight?

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yes they will have to be trued both vertical and horizontal. Web Bike world has a good write up on how to do this yourself.

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I've done it on a bicycle several times, so I'd imagine it's pretty similar. The key is small adjustments and take your time to get it right - which is something I'm horrible at with my goldfish sized attention span.

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