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I just finished my 15K service and something that surprised me was my spokes. Several of them were really out of spec and I'm glad that I checked them. Most of the guys I know don't ever check their spokes, but there's a lot of literature out there about why that's a dangerous practice.

I bought a little tool from Motion Pro that's specifically designed to torque spokes. I'm pretty sure I heard about it from a post on this forum years ago. I just wanted to let everybody know that most of mine needed tightening--some of them a lot--and that it might be a good idea to check them the next time you're out there tinkering around in the garage.
 

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Agree with you. A good friend of mine got a used two year old HD Heritage with only 2k miles one it. We did some good riding for about six months and then on a trip I missed they said the bike on the way to the trip started to wobble slightly but on the way back they actually had to stop at a HD dealer because they noticed the rear wobble was increasing. The wheel was not repearable due to it was not corrected right away. He ended having to buy a used fatboy rim to make it home. Now he rides with a steel fatboy on the back and the spokes up front.
 

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Thanks for the warning. Do you use a tool which gives you a torque reading or use the one in tool kit and go by feel?
 

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I guess thats some thing I'll have to remember. I justifey buying tools by the money I save not having some one else do it , plus doing it your self you know you got individualized service.
 
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