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Thread: V85TT 2021 Catastrophic spoke failure

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    V85TT 2021 Catastrophic spoke failure

    Check your spokes if you have the same year.
    1150GS , Moto Guzzi California 3.

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    Wow, that's not good.

    Only ever seen something like that once before, turned out the tolerance on the holes in the rim were everso slightly out and a couple of the spoke nipples pulled through putting more strain on the rest.... Ended up looking like that rear wheel.

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    I had a look at the tubeless wheels on a new Guzzi the other week
    From memory ……I think they are manufactured by the same company that make the 1200/1250 wheels and there was a few ‘issues’ reported here
    Can someone with a 21/22 V85 have a look at their tubeless rims this morning and confirm the manufacturer details stamped on the rim edge

    So many roads...........So little time......

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    I wonder how many riders with spoked wheels make sure they have the spoke torque checked at service.

    Here it's a Guzzi, but we have seen rear wheels collapse on GSs & even Super 10s.

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    Yamaha xtz1200 super teneres were known to have spokes coming loose. I had a broken spoke within the first few hundred miles from new, the whole wheel was rebuilt under warranty. The yamaha wheels were very similar to those on Suzuki V stroms ( I don't know if they had similar issues) I regularly checked mine with an allen key. I used small cable ties to bind two together to help mitigate this.

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