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Went online to flebay to find a spare set of wheels to mount up, balance and have at the ready possibly to change out before the SMFR. Rear arrived in good shape and is now has a new BT-20 on it waiting to figure out some adapters for balancing. The front arrived from a different seller today and I was all excited as i got it at a good price including fairly decent rotors. Picked it up out of the box and placed it on the balancer to check for true and it checks out. Avon Roadrider on order for that to replace the totally spent Pirelli that was shipped on it. Looked over at the shipping box and saw something laying in it. Thought it might be wheel weights that fell off but I was not that lucky. They were pieces of the sensor ring that broke off from not being protected in shipping. It was such a good deal that I am not going to sweat it and just ordered a sensor ring to replace the damaged one.

If you are lucky enough to find a front wheel inclusive of the rotors and sensor ring, make sure that it is protected while shipping by the seller or you will be looking for another one like me.
 

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Went online to flebay to find a spare set of wheels to mount up, balance and have at the ready possibly to change out before the SMFR. Rear arrived in good shape and is now has a new BT-20 on it waiting to figure out some adapters for balancing. The front arrived from a different seller today and I was all excited as i got it at a good price including fairly decent rotors. Picked it up out of the box and placed it on the balancer to check for true and it checks out. Avon Roadrider on order for that to replace the totally spent Pirelli that was shipped on it. Looked over at the shipping box and saw something laying in it. Thought it might be wheel weights that fell off but I was not that lucky. They were pieces of the sensor ring that broke off from not being protected in shipping. It was such a good deal that I am not going to sweat it and just ordered a sensor ring to replace the damaged one.

If you are lucky enough to find a front wheel inclusive of the rotors and sensor ring, make sure that it is protected while shipping by the seller or you will be looking for another one like me.
That is one nasty, dirty wheel. Is that sensor ring cast? I am pretty sure my 07 has a stamped ring. Was that part of the iABS change?
 

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That is one nasty, dirty wheel. Is that sensor ring cast? I am pretty sure my 07 has a stamped ring. Was that part of the iABS change?
This is off a 99 and yes, it is cast. The wheel is very, very dirty and covered in spider webs but I can't argue with the price. I can clean the dirt. I was so concerned with getting it on the balancer to make sure it was true for what I paid that I didn't notice the broken ring till much later. It was always down or pointing away as I walked around. I ordered a new set of bearings and seal for this one.

I saw some iABS rings as I looked for a replacement and they do look different.
 

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My eagle eye doth spy rust on the fractured ring so I am guessing it was broken for a long time and he just threw the bits in there for good measure. Ouch, that is a $166 part!!! Time for flea bay.
 
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My eagle eye doth spy rust on the fractured ring so I am guessing it was broken for a long time and he just threw the bits in there for good measure. Ouch, that is a $166 part!!! Time for flea bay.
I could not tell if the rust was complete coverage or partial. Almost looked partial like it was cracked and the shipping finished it off.
 

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My eagle eye doth spy rust on the fractured ring so I am guessing it was broken for a long time and he just threw the bits in there for good measure. Ouch, that is a $166 part!!! Time for flea bay.
Your eagle eye is correct. A closer inspection shows rust on both sides of the small piece and one side of the larger. Flebay is sending me a replacement for a mere $20 so hopefully no cracks on that one.
 
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I could not tell if the rust was complete coverage or partial. Almost looked partial like it was cracked and the shipping finished it off.
It was visually intact in the online photos although as John spotted, it was cracked for some time. There was no packing on either side of the wheel as the box picture shows so it just beat it enough to break it completely. Not a terrible big deal as it would likely have broken while riding so I am OK with it failing now.
 

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Broke the old Pirelli off the rim only to find the tire full of SLIME. No wheel weights on the rim so I can only assume that this was " hydro dynamically balanced". What a mess. Both the inside of the rim and the tire were covered in goo! Another product I will choose not to place in my tires.
 

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Broke the old Pirelli off the rim only to find the tire full of SLIME. No wheel weights on the rim so I can only assume that this was " hydro dynamically balanced". What a mess. Both the inside of the rim and the tire were covered in goo! Another product I will choose not to place in my tires.
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I don't understand the propensity towards snake oil that many have, but it is prevalent. Wheel weights and tubeless tires plugs are simple, effective and have decades of reliable performance behind them. Yet the beads and magic potions persist...
 
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Guess I'm on the other side of the fence to you guys... Slime (and similar concoctions) is easy to wash off the wheel, but its saved my butt on several occasions from wayward nails and screws left on the roads!.
Just replaced both tyres on my GT, the shop said they couldn't give me a new roadworthy because of the nail in the rear. I'd completely forgotten it was there, probably had been for months by the look of the worn nail head... no air loss.
 

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Guess I'm on the other side of the fence to you guys... Slime (and similar concoctions) is easy to wash off the wheel, but its saved my butt on several occasions from wayward nails and screws left on the roads!.
Just replaced both tyres on my GT, the shop said they couldn't give me a new roadworthy because of the nail in the rear. I'd completely forgotten it was there, probably had been for months by the look of the worn nail head... no air loss.
That is why fences have two sides. :smile:

I have always had tires go down slowly when they picked up hardware. If the hardware comes out, they go down quickly. Agents like slime can seal only small holes. I'd rather have a slow leak and find and fix the problem than have it masked by the slime and have the hardware escape on a curve and let the tire down quickly. Just my philosophy.
 
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