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Question Modifying spokes cutting and new threads?

I found myself needing to shorten some spokes and cut new threads. I know with cycle spokes one uses a special thread head or small geometric threading tool, but for a some a couple off motorcycle spokes what method do people use?
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I found myself needing to shorten some spokes and cut new threads. I know with cycle spokes one uses a special thread head or small geometric threading tool, but for a some a couple off motorcycle spokes what method do people use?
I send a sample or drawing to JTR and they send the new spokes back, That's for rare wheels requiring custom spoking.

99% of spokes today are 'necked', there's not enough material to use a stock and die to re-cut the thread. Also. the forging/heat treatment is VERY different in the threaded land compared to the shaft.

There should never be a need to use non-OEM spokes, what's caused the problem Von?
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