2017 TC250 Wheels Junk - Rims, spokes or both?

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9/30/2018 10:05 AM

I'm at about 20 hours on my 2017 TC250 and the spokes are pretty much out of adjustment. I have another ride or 2 at best before it's time to dismount and replace the wheel sets. My question for those who have experienced this; Is it the rims, the spokes or both? I would hate to relace with new spokes only to find out the later that the rims are crap too. I always though Dirt Stars were decent rims.

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9/30/2018 12:23 PM

Mainly spokes IMO

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vomiting equals disqualification.

9/30/2018 12:27 PM

I will add that since you have some time in them, may as well upgrade to some Dirt Star rims too.

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vomiting equals disqualification.

9/30/2018 2:45 PM

FasterUSA

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9/30/2018 5:48 PM

I’m at 25 hours and I’ve never even gad to tighten a single spoke. Weird how some need it all the time and some don’t.

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9/30/2018 10:57 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/30/2018 10:57 PM

I havn’t had any problems with mine although I check
My spokes almost every ride

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9/30/2018 11:04 PM

I've had some pretty hard flat lands from over shooting jumps.

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10/1/2018 3:06 AM

The spokes on the Austrian bikes are bad. The rims are just as good (or bad if you look at it that way) as the Japanese bikes rims. OJ a slightly bigger jump and you'll have a dent on the rim no matter what bike you are on with stock rims, especially if you land a bit sideways.

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10/1/2018 4:01 AM

56 hours on mine. No problems.

Very happy with quality of Tusk wheels on another bike.

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10/1/2018 6:57 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/1/2018 6:58 AM

Personally, every time I've bothered to relace a wheel I do new spokes/nipples/rims. Unless you have an issue where it's pretty much fine but 1 or 2 broken spokes.

Doing new spokes with a used rim can be annoying once you find the minor flat spots/bends in the rim while trying to true it.

I only used the stock wheels for a few hours but did have to keep on the spokes on that short time. I have a few wheelsets from FasterUSA that are great as mentioned.

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10/1/2018 7:57 PM

I ride like a slow old man, and use a torque spoke wrench regularly.
No issues.
(Since 1983 when I came up short on a double on my new Yamaha TT600. Tachoed rim with numerous broken spokes. I also punched the bottom out stop through the shock at another track. I rode harder in those days - and wasn’t smart enough to NOT MX race a dirt bike that weighed the same as a VW Beetle.)

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