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Broken spokes on rear wheel

I have a Yamaha 2000 V Star 650 that had the rear wheel replaced and spokes trued last summer. After only a few months of riding (we live in Michigan and bike is stored from Nov. to April), 4 of the spokes are completely disengaged from the rim on one end. Seems strange given the work just done. Whats your take? After this experience I'm wondering if this is something I can repair myself; how difficult it is?

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It is not that hard to replace a few broken shokes. All you have to do is take the rim off the bike and take the tire off of the rim. Install the new spokes and tighted them to the specs and put everything back on the bike and take it for a ride. After riding, I would check the spokes and retight to make sure there ready for your next ride.

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