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Offline marc11

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Bent another rim
« on: May 02, 2014, 06:40:38 PM »
This is my second front rim bent in a few years damn it. This time on the RT.  I'd like to ride it and have it fixed over the winter. See pics thoughts?

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Re: Bent another rim
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2014, 07:11:38 PM »
Propane torch and a dead blow mallet should smack it back into a shape resembling original.  Heat and hit, repeat as required.
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Re: Bent another rim
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2014, 07:18:44 PM »
Propane torch and a dead blow mallet should smack it back into a shape resembling original.  Heat and hit, repeat as required.

With my luck I'd bend it the other way. 

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Re: Bent another rim
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2014, 08:06:06 PM »
Dang dude. The RT is not an adventure bike. How the heck did that happen?
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Re: Bent another rim
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2014, 09:09:04 PM »
Dang dude. The RT is not an adventure bike. How the heck did that happen?

Changing lanes. Looked over my shoulder to check all clear and slammed into one between the lanes. Fuggin NY highways.

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Re: Bent another rim
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2014, 09:11:51 PM »
Slammed into what?  :headscratch:
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Re: Bent another rim
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2014, 09:13:42 PM »
Pot hole. Deep one. Huge actually at about 70 mph.

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Re: Bent another rim
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2014, 09:20:54 PM »
Not wanting to be political, but you need to move to a state that actually uses their road taxes to; ya know, repair roads.  ;)
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Re: Bent another rim
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2014, 09:29:16 PM »
Not wanting to be political, but you need to move to a state that actually uses their road taxes to; ya know, repair roads.  ;)

Don't I know it. I hate this place.

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Re: Bent another rim
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2014, 10:01:38 AM »
Don't even think about Michigan.  :-\
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Re: Bent another rim
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2014, 10:44:41 AM »
Woody's wheelworks.   8)
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Re: Bent another rim
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2014, 12:19:19 PM »
Woody's wheelworks.   8)

Yep I've used them in the past and will do so with this rim. However anyone see any issue with riding it as is until the snow flies again?

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Re: Bent another rim
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2014, 08:16:01 PM »
Woody's wheelworks.   8)

Yep I've used them in the past and will do so with this rim. However anyone see any issue with riding it as is until the snow flies again?

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Re: Bent another rim
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2014, 09:23:56 PM »
Had a small dent on the rear wheel on the speed 3. It wasn't loosing any air but when i changed the tire at a friends shop we used a 10 ton press to push it back into place. Can't even tell where it was.
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Re: Bent another rim
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2014, 09:28:50 PM »
Had a small dent on the rear wheel on the speed 3. It wasn't loosing any air but when i changed the tire at a friends shop we used a 10 ton press to push it back into place. Can't even tell where it was.

Yep a friend said the same thing.

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