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In this post I’ll explain how you can make your own motorcycle wheel truing stand for just a few bucks. Of course you can just buy one, but why not make it? That’s what BikeBrewers.com is all about, isn’t it? Since it’s a very visual task, I used mainly images with instructions in it to explain the building process of your wheel truing stand.

Got the spokes in place? Check out this post if you still need to lace your wheels. .

Ingredients for Your Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand

Materials

  • Some wooden beams (or just one long one which you can saw)
  • Wood screws
  • Wood glue
  • 4 roller blade bearings
  • 2 angle irons
  • Some bolts and nuts
  • A little motor oil

Tools

  • Pencil
  • Screwdriver
  • Drill press (with some bits of course)
  • Center punch
  • Saw
  • Box cutter
  • Vise

Important: it’s very important to make all the holes as precise as possible. You can do this by using a center punch and making pilot holes. A vise in combination with your drill press would be ideal. 

Try to be as accurate as possible and take all the time you need. If you have any tools or a way to make this easier; go ahead! All holes need to be centered on all sides.

Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 1
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 2

Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 3
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 4
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 5
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 6
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 7
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 8
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 9
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 10
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 11
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 12
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 13
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 14
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 15
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 16
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 17
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 18
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 19
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 20
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 21

In order to make aligning the wheel you can add a marker or install a dial gauge (this is the most accurate).

And that’s it! You’ve got yourself a motorcycle wheel truing stand. You can use the axle of your bike to keep the wheel in place, but if this is not working for you, you can buy an axle like this:

axle for truing stand

This is one of the cheapest ways to build yourself a motorcycle wheel truing stand. Of course, if you know your way around with materials like steel, you can use the same concept. And if you’re not up to building one yourself, you can always buy one. I can recommend the Tusk truing stand.

By Published On: January 26, 2017Categories: Articles1 Comment on Create Your Own Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand2.8 min readViews: 914

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About the Author: Ron Betist

Ron Betist grew up with motorcycles with a father heading the Amsterdam motorcycle police force. He has been riding (legally) for over 40 years and motorcycles are his true passion. With a life-long career in marketing and sales he has a huge international network. He joined as a contributor at BikeBrewers in 2017 to spread his word about bikes with the rest of the world.

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  1. Rick January 16, 2020 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    What keeps the uprights perpendicular, one screw and some glue? Needs bracing.

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In this post I’ll explain how you can make your own motorcycle wheel truing stand for just a few bucks. Of course you can just buy one, but why not make it? That’s what BikeBrewers.com is all about, isn’t it? Since it’s a very visual task, I used mainly images with instructions in it to explain the building process of your wheel truing stand.

Got the spokes in place? Check out this post if you still need to lace your wheels. .

Ingredients for Your Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand

Materials

  • Some wooden beams (or just one long one which you can saw)
  • Wood screws
  • Wood glue
  • 4 roller blade bearings
  • 2 angle irons
  • Some bolts and nuts
  • A little motor oil

Tools

  • Pencil
  • Screwdriver
  • Drill press (with some bits of course)
  • Center punch
  • Saw
  • Box cutter
  • Vise

Important: it’s very important to make all the holes as precise as possible. You can do this by using a center punch and making pilot holes. A vise in combination with your drill press would be ideal. 

Try to be as accurate as possible and take all the time you need. If you have any tools or a way to make this easier; go ahead! All holes need to be centered on all sides.

Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 1
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 2

Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 3
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 4
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 5
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 6
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 7
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 8
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 9
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 10
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 11
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 12
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 13
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 14
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 15
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 16
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 17
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 18
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 19
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 20
Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand 21

In order to make aligning the wheel you can add a marker or install a dial gauge (this is the most accurate).

And that’s it! You’ve got yourself a motorcycle wheel truing stand. You can use the axle of your bike to keep the wheel in place, but if this is not working for you, you can buy an axle like this:

axle for truing stand

This is one of the cheapest ways to build yourself a motorcycle wheel truing stand. Of course, if you know your way around with materials like steel, you can use the same concept. And if you’re not up to building one yourself, you can always buy one. I can recommend the Tusk truing stand.

By Published On: January 26, 2017Categories: Articles1 Comment on Create Your Own Motorcycle Wheel Truing Stand2.8 min readViews: 914

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About the Author: Ron Betist

Ron Betist grew up with motorcycles with a father heading the Amsterdam motorcycle police force. He has been riding (legally) for over 40 years and motorcycles are his true passion. With a life-long career in marketing and sales he has a huge international network. He joined as a contributor at BikeBrewers in 2017 to spread his word about bikes with the rest of the world.

One Comment

  1. Rick January 16, 2020 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    What keeps the uprights perpendicular, one screw and some glue? Needs bracing.

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