Re: Rear wheel, spokes and bearings
I am over two hundred , have used the wheel for about 9 months with the motor, I do go on snowmobile trails that are gravel/dirt trails and I use it as my only form of transportation, every day.
Just the thought of removing those rusty fine threaded bolts that hold the sprocket in place worries me and that is why I wanted to get a really good wheel that would last me another year or so. I just find that these wheels were not made for going 30 mile an hour down dirt roads.
I'm laughing as I write this because I guess what I am saying is that I should have bought a motorcycle....lol.
I guess I'll just go to the overly priced bike shop in town and ask for a mountain bike rim and suck up the fact that having down time is a fact of life.
I guess it may not have helped my spokes any by leaving the outer rubber off so that my sprocket was able to move inwards enough to allow me to eliminate the idler gear.
It could also be that I over tightened the bolts as the spokes break at that area where the sprocket is.