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Old 05-29-2007, 08:52 AM   #1
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Rim straightening question

Sup Fam? I bought a rear rim off of e-bay a few months back and decided to polish it last night. When I bought the rim, the ad said that it was straight and true, but when I started to sand it down, I noticed that the model number was sanded off the rim and it looked like it may have had a few deep scratches on it. It also looked like it was repainted. Before I invest time and money in this rim, is there a place I can take it to see if it is balance and straight? I would hate to buy bearings and a tire and the rim is not good.
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Old 05-29-2007, 09:13 AM   #2
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ill check it out for u.. and im in SW
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Old 05-29-2007, 09:13 AM   #3
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You can get a rough idea if you place it on a rod and spin it. If you can't see it wobble then bring it to Motorcycles Unlimited. Patrick also may know of another place, I have seen him mention another shop that does it too. Any motorcycle tire shop should be able to help you.

Good luck, I have been burned by eBay before also.
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Old 05-29-2007, 10:07 AM   #4
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In SW Houston, take it to SAB's at Bissonet and 59. The do good work. They'll make sure it's straight, and if it's not, they do really good work repairing.
+1 cool pll also..
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Old 05-29-2007, 11:03 AM   #5
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In SW Houston, take it to SAB's at Bissonet and 59. The do good work. They'll make sure it's straight, and if it's not, they do really good work repairing.
+2 . Very good experience with SABs.
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Old 06-25-2007, 01:07 PM   #6
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did SABs charge you guys $130 for a small flat spot? I was planning on leaving the wheel there, but after they said it would be $130, i tucked my tail between my legs, grabbed the wheel, and ran.

Anyone have a better connection than I apparently have, to get this done there, more so in the $70-$90 range? Or should I hike it all the way to A-1?

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Old 06-25-2007, 01:17 PM   #7
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did SABs charge you guys $130 for a small flat spot? I was planning on leaving the wheel there, but after they said it would be $130, i tucked my tail between my legs, grabbed the wheel, and ran.
I had paid about $150 or a little bit more for the Ninja wheel I had straightened last year. Considering how much a new one was and that I didn't trust any wheels off eBay, I think it was a good deal.
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how damaged was it?
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Old 06-25-2007, 01:36 PM   #9
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(i am probably taking it to them anyhow - I just need to pop my wheel bearings out...tool will be in at the end of the week hopefully)
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how damaged was it?
Not damaged at all, it was just slightly bend.
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