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As above but not for a KTM - For an old 77 Honda 400/4 - renovating my lad dads bike...spokes are rusty and the rims are pitted so im gonna pull them apart to get the rims re-chromed so ill need the wheel rebuilt...
 

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Yep - cheers - i think im gonna have a crack at it...at the very worst i have to change the spokes anyway as theyre all rusted...and the rims need re chroming...
 

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I’ve always had a chap rebuild mine for me Wheelwize I think it is. Very good but it’s quite expensive. When I needed to do the old Triumph Thunderbird wheels recently I bought a static wheel balancer/ truing tool and did them myself. Check out the price of new rims, a lot of chroming places don’t like doing rims as the spoke holes have sharp edges and wear out the polishing mops. I bought polished stainless rims for the TBird which means they’ll never need doing again. The “British Chrome” ones I fitted at the first rebuild had gone very rusty.
 

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Yeah - a lad on the ducati forum just pointed me that way....i could still keep the original rims and store them...
 

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yep. Cheers...probably strip them next week - was in the garage all day yesterday so brownie points have dried up....
 

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See the article in the current (Feb) issue of Classic Bike, plus loads of advertisers offering whjeel-related parts and services
 
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