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post #1 of 6 Old Aug 13th, 2013, 12:28 pm Thread Starter
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Bent Rear Rim

Looking to find out if anyone can tell me what the rear rim tolerance is for being bent or out of round. Whats to much... ty
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Looking to find out if anyone can tell me what the rear rim tolerance is for being bent or out of round. Whats to much... ty

25 thousands looks to be the bend..
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post #3 of 6 Old Aug 14th, 2013, 8:53 pm
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Looks like you are over the limit. May be able to fix it with a block of wood and a hammer. (It has been done before to get a badly bent rim to hold air on a trip). There are wheel straightening shops that basically do just that.
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Re: Bent Rear Rim

I dented both rims on an R1150R I had a few years ago. Stripped both rims down and sent them to Frame Straight back east. He was able to fix both rims for less than the cost of one new rim. Turn around time was about 10 days including shipping both ways. He does not use a block of wood and a hammer, sure it could be done that way, but I believe he has forms he has created (out of wood?? who knows) that he places over the dent and then uses a press to form the wheel back to what it is supposed to be. The only issue being the dent needs to be on the edge of the wheel or in between the spokes so he can get the forms in there to work. When my rims came back you could not tell anything had happened to them. Looked as good if not better than new and my rear rim was dented dead center and had started to flatten out during my attempt to get the bike home. Once he did his magic, was nice and round and smooth.


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I dented both of mine a few years back when I hit a bad pothole in a curve and everyone then was telling me to not get them straightened. The consensus was with the weight of the LT and since so much depends on the wheels it was best not to take a chance on possible future failure. That said there are a couple of them on ebay right now for under $400. That is what I ended up doing and they made me feel a lot more secure knowing that they had never been damaged and then repaired (important to get stuff from reputable sellers who list where the parts come from).
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Thank you guys for the info...
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