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Old 12-14-2009, 08:35 PM   #1
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Question who can straighten m/c wheels

i recently just noticed that my rear wheel has a slight bend in it and i want to get it fixed. We have people at work that do wheel repair for cars, but is there an m/c specific place that does this. Ive seen some of the work they do and im not overly impressed
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The guys behind us should be able to Mark. I can ask tomorrow if you like.

Otherwise Patrick recommends A1 wheel straightening in Spring or Sabs on the south side.
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I got a spair set of wheels my 06 gsxr 1000 I had. I will let the pair go for $300 with rotors both front and rear. Black. Just throwing it out there if you cant get it fixed.

$180 If you want the just the front with a tire and rotors!!! (rotors are almost worth that lol!!)

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The guys behind us should be able to Mark. I can ask tomorrow if you like.

Otherwise Patrick recommends A1 wheel straightening in Spring or Sabs on the south side.
A1 did a good job on my wheel. The guy is a little odd though.
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Shop around a little, because I think they charge at least $100 a wheel to straighten.

If isn't isn't affecting the ride, keep looking until you can find another one for a good price and keep the bent one for a spare....

If a TL1000 or Hayabusa fits this is about as cheap as you'll find a new one..

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Is it bent on the lip or actually warped? My wheel seems to be a little bit warped and between 46 and 51 mph my bars wobble side to side some. Not enough to really worry but I notice the shake in the bars. I used my finger as a "dial indicator" and it seems a lil warped. Can this be fixed?
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Either way, they can straighten them. Best bet is to call either shop listed and run by to have them check it out.

I have seen some pretty bent wheels fixed.
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Shop around a little, because I think they charge at least $100 a wheel to straighten.

If isn't isn't affecting the ride, keep looking until you can find another one for a good price and keep the bent one for a spare....

If a TL1000 or Hayabusa fits this is about as cheap as you'll find a new one..

http://www.delkevic.us/?section=shop...erm=&order_by=
i dont know for sure if it is affecting the ride, but if you remember i was complaining about the rear moving around on me. its def effecting the shape of the tire though. it moves just slightly with the wheel. havent had a chance to ride hard on the new tires to actually tell.

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I got a spair set of wheels my 06 gsxr 1000 I had. I will let the pair go for $300 with rotors both front and rear. Black. Just throwing it out there if you cant get it fixed.

$180 If you want the just the front with a tire and rotors!!! (rotors are almost worth that lol!!)

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i need the rear. gimme that for 100 bucks


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Is it bent on the lip or actually warped? My wheel seems to be a little bit warped and between 46 and 51 mph my bars wobble side to side some. Not enough to really worry but I notice the shake in the bars. I used my finger as a "dial indicator" and it seems a lil warped. Can this be fixed?
its the lip thats warped. its pretty slight, but its def there. i didnt know until i was cleaning the bike today and spun the rear wheel while i was cleaning the chain etc..
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Either way, they can straighten them. Best bet is to call either shop listed and run by to have them check it out.

I have seen some pretty bent wheels fixed.

think a kawi rear wheel will fit?



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think a kawi rear wheel will fit?



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It might.. plus your bike might be faster then.. LOL!

but I need the sprocket back!! I need to get that alum Vortex off before I strip the teeth.
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It might.. plus your bike might be faster then.. LOL!

but I need the sprocket back!! I need to get that alum Vortex off before I strip the teeth.
says the guy that was riding the suzuki bandit.
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Yup... want some of the Bandit?





Wasn't because the wheel is off a Kaw, but off the ZX-12R! LOL!!!!
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Is it bent on the lip or actually warped? My wheel seems to be a little bit warped and between 46 and 51 mph my bars wobble side to side some. Not enough to really worry but I notice the shake in the bars. I used my finger as a "dial indicator" and it seems a lil warped. Can this be fixed?

If the center of the wheel is offset or warped your better getting a new wheel. That's a serious problem. Spin the wheel up in the air and see if the centerline of the wheel waves back and forth, not just a shallowed or slow bent of the outside lip.

Can you out accelerate the vibration? Or does it get worse?

A bent wheel will get worse w speed but a balance problem will go away due to harmonics after about 20mph after the vibration starts. But be sure to ride at a constant speed at that point and not just acceleration so the weight transfers back to the front a little.
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OHHH Ima gonna bid it up!

What tires are those and how much tread left? (you did say what you see is what you get.. )
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Ill keep an eye on it, but prob just end up getting it straightened. cant justify buying an extra wheel i dont need..
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