Anyone know where I can buy radial laced wheels front and rear like one one in this picture.
Not looking for fat spokes.
Last edited by wolfsden; 03-19-2011 at 6:17 PM.
you dont want to run one on the back, i don't think that bike is either. their just not strong enough to use with a brake, front or rear.
we relaced a bmx wheel like that once wow what a bad idea can you say tacoed wheel in about 15 minutes.... looks amazing tho
Now back on task, front spool wheels laced Radially don't do too horribly, but you have to keep up on the spoke tension more than with the cross laced wheels.
Oh, and as mentioned already, Do not radial lace a rear wheel on a motorcycle. EVER
Odd that people say this,since it looks like the '82 and '83 XS650 Heritage Specials came stock with radial laced wheels,and no one has ever complained about them not holding up.
Radial spokes are directed straight out of the hub, at a 90 degree relative angle to the rotational forces of the wheel. The spoke sides(drive and non-drive side) on those wheels are actually pulling against each other , helping to add structural rigidity to the wheel. The spokes pulling against each other on those wheels help to fight the forces being placed on the wheel by braking/drive drain pull.[/QUOTE]
The man is on the money. I've had friends run radial lacing on bmx's for the front and non drive on the rear and it usually turns out to be more of a pain than it's worth. I would't trust it especially not a motorcycle but if you were going to, a spooled front like in the picture is about the only set up I could see being safe(ish) but that being said wtf is safe about most of these bikes
Sounds like to much trouble with radials plus if you can't do both front and back just not worth it. I would like to keep them the same.
Other then your normal 40 cross spoke rims does any one have any pics they can post. Just want to know what my options are. They must be spokes. Thanks