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Can You buy Spokes for older bikes?

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Hi I've got a 83 CR250R Honda with several spokes missing in the rear wheel. Is there aftermarket spokes avilable? OEM's are discontinued aparently. I have a set of wheels from an 84 Suzuki RM250, If the wheel is the same size, would the spokes be the same?

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Rob
 
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You can measure the spoke and look at the bend and probably tell if the spoke from the other wheel will fit. Replacement spokes are available from specialty shops--I just can't think of the name of the place right now. Might try putting this post on http://www.honda-elsinore.com/ and I'll bet someone can help you.
 
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Yes, buchannanspokes.com will make whatever spoke you want. It costs about $90 per wheel which is reasonable considering an aftermarket spoke set usually runs $65 and OEM sets are $160.
 
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:bang:

Looks I'll just be buying a whole new rim instead. $65-$120 for spokes...sweet freakin jesus. :p
 
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Have you checked the prices for a new wheel??? I just bought a spare wheel off of F-bay for $1.99 (plus a flippin $25 shipping--and he just drove by and left it on my porch--LOL) I keep around just for this reason. I pulled some spokes out of it and keep them on standbuy. I also got an extra rim, hub and brakes by doing that.