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Old 04-06-2007, 11:04 AM   #1
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So was riding along I-10 last night (with a tinted visor -- Problem 1), going about 80 and I did a quick cut across 2 lanes to get off the Studemont exit (Trying to get in front of a few cars to get over -- Problem 2). I hit the curb (just missed the off ramp by 2 feet) and went about 3 feet in the air and lost air in both tires. Landed with 2 flats and hit the other curb at about 60 - road through the grass, off the curb and into some shop parking lot. So I guess what I'm asking is -- How much for some new rims for a GSF600S ? Everything on the bike is fine, and planning on keeping it for about another year - so something cheap - stock perhaps?

Any suggestions where to look?

(I was wearing helmet - not wearing jacket -- Problem 3)

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Sell that bike and get a Dual-Sport
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wow...you are an idiot.

but call around to local salvage places, they probably have some rims laying around.
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Old 04-06-2007, 11:09 AM   #5
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I hit the curb (just missed the off ramp by 2 feet)




Try SABS and see if they can fix it.

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At least let them take a look at it.
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Old 04-06-2007, 11:36 AM   #6
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Try SABS and see if they can fix it.

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Nahh -- Those rims are thrashed. About 8" of the rim is bent in to about 1.5" from normal. I think when I hit the 2nd curb with the flat tires is when those bent so there was no tire to absorb the impact.
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Old 04-06-2007, 11:41 AM   #7
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you will probably need new tires too I would not trust those anymore
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Old 04-06-2007, 11:47 AM   #8
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i agree with everything that the people above said. Please don't be an idiot, I live in this area. Last thing I want to do is get hit by an out of control rider or run over an out of control rider in my truck. You can always take the next exit and backtrack. Think about all the time you would have wasted if you would have died, or caused an accident.

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And I usually don't post things like this. I hate sounding judgemental and . Just be careful.

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you will probably need new tires too I would not trust those anymore
and a dirt bike!
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Old 04-06-2007, 12:01 PM   #10
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and a dirt bike!
I don't think a dirt bike would have taken the hit that much better.

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Old 04-06-2007, 12:15 PM   #11
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I don't think a dirt bike would have taken the hit that much better.
then you've never really ridden the out of a dirtbike!:icon_bigg

(speaking from similar experiences...yes that is plural.....it would take it)


that is a gnarly bend though! congrats on not dying!
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Old 04-06-2007, 12:24 PM   #12
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then you've never really ridden the out of a dirtbike!:icon_bigg

(speaking from similar experiences...yes that is plural.....it would take it)


that is a gnarly bend though! congrats on not dying!
Thanks - Didn't even lay it down - Just a few ramps and then coasted into a parking lot - It really couldn't have gone any better. Doesn't appear to be any other damage either. Suspension is working, no marks on the lower exhaust or other low points. This is the third time I've hit a curb on my bike, all 3 times happened at night all with a tinted visor on - This is the fastest, and this is the tallest curb that I've hit. I think moving to a dual sport or dirt bike would just take the challenge out of it.

All seriousness though - That MSF course did help -- The part about how to go over an obstace properly (stand on pegs, bent knees, off the seat) and how to handle a blow out really came in handy. Now I just need to take into practice the part about not overriding your bike / taking it easy on the road.
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Nightshade, your may have to fight 99blackr1 for the nickname curbcheck.

You have run over a curb 3 times on your bike? You need to change something about your riding habits.

Good luck, glad you is ok
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You have run over a curb 3 times on your bike? You need to change something about your riding habits.
Like maybe the "I wear my cheap sunglasses at night" part? :laughing6 :BangHead:
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Nahh -- Those rims are thrashed. About 8" of the rim is bent in to about 1.5" from normal. I think when I hit the 2nd curb with the flat tires is when those bent so there was no tire to absorb the impact.
Try them. http://www.sabssuperauto.com/

Look at their photos, those wheels didn't look any better than yours.
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Or you can just go and buy a betta bike that you can get more after market parts for.. from my stand point you need a new back rim front rim and a new BIKE........
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Old 04-06-2007, 03:41 PM   #20
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Or you can just go and buy a betta bike that you can get more after market parts for.. from my stand point you need a new back rim front rim and a new BIKE........
The bike is paid for. Insurance is $33/mo - it rides nice, comfortable, gotten (analog) speedometer up to 148 [prob really 130??] so it goes fast enough - about the only thing I can't do is wheelies [without dropping the clutch]. So why do I need a new bike?

I'm still in the process of paying off my debts from college, and saving for a house too - So I guess ultimately - I'm cheap
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