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Roughly speaking, probably not.

Any rim you might use is probably already drilled - the holes drilled in the rims correspond with a particular spoke length and spoke angle.

If these are off by much, you'll put undue strain on the hub, rim, and spokes, and almost certainly cause bending and cracking.

There are some exceptions, but it's certainly not the rule.

The guys here like Buchanan's for rims and spokes.

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The main thin to be concerned with is hub size. If the rim is off a drum brake wheel it should lace up to another rum brake if they are roughly the same size. You can't readily mix drum brake hub with disc hub Rim and visa versa.
I am running the rear rim off an RM125 on my CB350 racebike front and the rear rim off a CR125 on the rear using the stock hubs and spokes.

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yeah, chris' old gold front n his 250 i think is from a dirtbike too.

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