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    new spokes needed for CL front rim...where to get??

    Hi everyone, I am trying to find some new spoked for my CL350 front rim (19"). There are plenty of options for the CB rim but not the CL it seems like. I know I can go to Buchanans and get some there but I am looking for the budget route and I am fine with some zinc plated spokes. Anyone have a source for this??

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    new spokes needed for CL front rim...where to get??

    I would check if csmnl.com has the right spokes for my model and year rather than trying to safe money on the wheels which are essentially safety items. I once bought cheap spokes for a 450 and it was impossible to true the rim because they didn't fit right and the nipples were soft as butter. Never again. David Silver spares US sells also quality products. Both are a bit pricey but it's worth it.
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    I'm not looking for cheap quality, I just do not need stainless steel and do not want to spend the extra money to get them, I am fine with zinc plated. I see places like 4 into 1 and common motor selling zinc which I am sure are fine quality, they just don't have any for CL. I'm not trying to find some cheapies from china on ebay or something.

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    The stock parts are as follows:

    Outside spokes are 9 gauge, 165mm length.
    https://www.partzilla.com/product/ho...12ffaa203188bd

    Inside spokes are 9 gauge 165.5 mm length
    https://www.partzilla.com/product/ho...12ffaa203188bd

    And CL350 wheels are 36 spoke, correct?

    Anyone offering to sell spokes should be able to supply these specs for you to confirm as correct before buying.
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    How about these, they are 8ga rather than 9ga so 0.4mm thicker, length is 165mm which will be fine for inner and outer spokes, and both inners and outers are included:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/72pcs-4mm-T...0AAOSwhxNbocgY

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    Alan, I'm looking some spokes for a 19" WM3 Takasago rims I got for my 360. Could you please confirm these are the right does for my front disc hub and rear drums with 19" WM3?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 67BGTEV View Post
    Alan, I'm looking some spokes for a 19" WM3 Takasago rims I got for my 360. Could you please confirm these are the right does for my front disc hub and rear drums with 19" WM3?
    I can't positively confirm that without having the hubs and rims in front of me to measure. Please have a look at this Spoke length calculator to see what I mean. I've used this calculator and with the measurements I took of my stock hubs and rims I got the same spoke length as stock, so this calculator does work.
    Give it a shot before you buy.

    I spotted this today Excel-Rim-HISTORY so if anyone might think they're buying 'made in USA' parts from one of the spoked wheel shops in California, you may want to ask first instead of assuming they are.
    Last edited by Alan F.; 12-01-2019 at 11:20 PM.
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    Thanks Alan, I'll try this one tomorrow.

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    I gave up on my search for the front spokes and went with Buchanan.
    Part numbers they sent were
    new spokes needed for CL front rim...where to get??-buchanan-spokes.jpg
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