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Old 08-11-2013, 06:44 PM   #1
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Red face lowsided at TWS (Texas World Speedway)

Was doing great and got a little too overconfident on turn 10. Too much lean and then i went surfing until I hit the curb and tumbled a bit. Humbling experience. Really stiff and sore today, but I'm in good condition.

If the curbing was not there, I think my bike would be in near perfect condition save for scratches. Need front cowl and plastics on the right side, brake lever, right foot pegs, new frame slider and to fix my rims...

Both the front and back rims have a slight bend to the lip. Can I just hammer those back? Pictures would help I guess, but the bike is currently sitting at my work. I'm sure Mike or Joey has somethin'.
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:09 PM   #2
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:15 PM   #3
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Thanks, man. I'm going to try to get everything done before msr next month.
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:17 PM   #4
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id take it to a rim shop.. cheaper than buying a new set. glad youre ok
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:32 PM   #5
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i would try the hammer, put like a towel over it so it doesnt get too scratched up. i wouldnt care about cosmetics... sounded like youre riding less street, it was a purty bike but i would invest that money elsewhere. glad youre good though dude! heard of some nasty high sides there.
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:41 PM   #6
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Don't use a hammer, you'll just the rim up. Take it to someone that can straighten it properly.
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those curbs do a good amount of damage. i lowsided last year, hit the curb and it flipped my bike, damaging both sides. i feel your pain, glad you're ok though.
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glad you are ok, if you need help to lift those transmissions in your shop, you know where to find me.
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Don't use a hammer, you'll just the rim up. Take it to someone that can straighten it properly.
This dude got crafty
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:58 PM   #12
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Awww man. That sucks Nghia. Ice pack yesterday (inflammation). .warm compression now (for swelling).

Ill watch out for turn 10. Thanks. .now uve scared me. =/
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Nghia,
Glad you're o.k..
Don't use a hammer, it deforms the wheel and displaces the metal making it difficult to repair properly.
Take the wheels off and the tires and rotors off and drop the wheels over to Richard at A1 Wheel Straightening. Average price is $75 per wheel, more if he has to weld and hairline cracks.
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Sup Nghia, we met briefly but I'm not sure you remember me. I remember you passing me in that back straight and then I saw your bike down but you were standing up.

I'm glad you're ok bro but like we were saying at the paddocks, congratulations on your new track bike!
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Post a pic of the bent rim, I thought it was like a small tiny dent. If it's very small I've used a hammer to knock it back into place but depending on the size of it yeah patrick is right take it to a shop
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Glad you're o.k..
Don't use a hammer, it deforms the wheel and displaces the metal making it difficult to repair properly.
Take the wheels off and the tires and rotors off and drop the wheels over to Richard at A1 Wheel Straightening.
This.

& I think it'd be a bad idea riding around on self fixed wheels. OEM's already try to make them as thin and light as possible.
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Glad you are ok Tran. Take your rims to get them straightened properly if only for the piece of mind.
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Thanks everyone. Advice taken on the rims... do not try to do myself, got it! Banky I do remember, and yes I am considering making it a track bike Thanks for the lead Patrick, I'm going to find time this week after work to take off the wheels and consider taking it there. Gonna check who my shop sends rims to first, not sure if they do moto rims as well.
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