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Old 08-06-2008, 10:36 AM   #1
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rim straightening???

So, I banged up my front rim in my get off on Saturday and it now has a bent lip. I'd like to save some change and have it straightened if at all possible. Who are you guys using and is it cheaper than just buying a used rim off of fleabay? Is there anyone local with quick turn-a-round time?

Also, my aftermarket Pro-Tek rearsets got a little bent. I'm assuming they are aluminum? Can I just heat them up and slowly bend them back out??? Maybe an inch and a half if that....just trying to save some change if I can.
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:37 AM   #2
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I'm pretty sure your rim is toast my friend. Check the WERA forums for parts you will get them cheap. Also, Sam's Cycles near d-town maybe able to help. I can pick up the parts for you and deliver them if you need
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I'm pretty sure your rim is toast my friend.
I'll post a pic later, but I don't think it's THAT bad....but I will let the person who I take it to give me the final say so.
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it'll be cheaper to just buy another rim. straigtening them usually runs 150 for each wheel. and your rear sets cannot be bent back. an inch and a half is a LONG way to bend aluminum. don't heat it up either because you will ruin the temper of the alu and cause it to be very very weak, i doubt it will even support your weight after that.

crashing isn't cheap. sorry you're finding out the hard way.
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it'll be cheaper to just buy another rim. straigtening them usually runs 150 for each wheel. and your rear sets cannot be bent back. an inch and a half is a LONG way to bend aluminum. don't heat it up either because you will ruin the temper of the alu and cause it to be very very weak, i doubt it will even support your weight after that.

crashing isn't cheap. sorry you're finding out the hard way.
yeah, no sh*t BUT, I already knew that...just looking at my options

maybe time for upgrading to adjustable rear sets
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i think pro-teck sells them in pieces so you can just buy the bent part.

oh forgot, i used the one near Patrick once but the lip wasn't that bad.
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What bike do you have? I have some R6 rims. They are 17"
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What bike do you have? I have some R6 rims. They are 17"
04 GSXR 750....I don't think R6 wheels are gonna fit.

and I think I found one for $150 shipped so no biggie I suppose.
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i think pro-teck sells them in pieces so you can just buy the bent part.

oh forgot, i used the one near Patrick once but the lip wasn't that bad.
I noticed that....heel guards were bolted, etc. The main bracket to the frame is what bent. You know if I can order piece by piece with MotoSport or similar?
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I noticed that....heel guards were bolted, etc. The main bracket to the frame is what bent. You know if I can order piece by piece with MotoSport or similar?

call them, i lost a heal guard once and bought it directly from them. Not sure if you can order it through internet shops but shops like Motorcycles Unlimited can i think.


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Price ranges from $75.00 to $125.00. 281.376.9477
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call them, i lost a heal guard once and bought it directly from them. Not sure if you can order it through internet shops but shops like Motorcycles Unlimited can i think.


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good call Alberto!!! $46 for a new bracket....

I'm gonna pull the front rim this week and see if it can be salvaged. If not, I found one for $150 bucks shipped. Not bad for a high side
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good call Alberto!!! $46 for a new bracket....

I'm gonna pull the front rim this week and see if it can be salvaged. If not, I found one for $150 bucks shipped. Not bad for a high side
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