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Old 03-14-2009, 12:33 AM   #1
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Hit pothole. Rim bent. D^mn!

I was going to work tonight and was on the feeder by my house to get on the freeway. The road there sucks because of construction and while I was looking at things to aviod I totally missed seeing the pothole till it was to late. Did'nt lose control of the bike or anything. But it smacked hard.

Where are some places that straighten rims? Or I may just buy a new one.

No pics yet. I'm at work. This sux!
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Old 03-14-2009, 12:35 AM   #2
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Old 03-14-2009, 12:35 AM   #3
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The FZ6. It has solid rims.
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Sorry to hear it. I try to stay on the original strip of road right there, because of the holes. They are worse because of the rain, too. I noticed them today on my way downtown.
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Old 03-14-2009, 12:39 AM   #5
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I'm just glad I didn't wreck. Like everyone says, the bike can be fixed.
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That sucks, you can fix the rim depending on how bad it is. They usually charge 150-200 a wheel. I would probably look for a used one at a junkyard or CL. Could you use a wheel from another model?
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That sucks, you can fix the rim depending on how bad it is. They usually charge 150-200 a wheel. I would probably look for a used one at a junkyard or CL. Could you use a wheel from another model?
I don't think it's too bad. I looked at some old threads and found A1 and SAB's that could straighten it for $75-$125. I researched and R6 front rims from 04 and up are the same part number. I'm looking on E-Bay now. To order one brand spanking new is $450-$670.
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if i were you i would just buy another used rim there is a few places that do fix bent rims but you could just get another for as much as they charge
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WHOOOA don't order new. I wouldn't at least. It's a toss up b/c sometimes when they repair the wheel the paint gets stripped and you will need to repaint the wheels again.
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I'm going to check with my insurance. I have full coverage and can probably end up with a new one anyway. Have to check and see what my deductable is.
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I wouldn't mess with an insurance claim but again, thats me. I'm used to getting cheap parts off forums and such. A lot of Yamaha parts are interchangeable I'm sure so do you know if the R6 wheels are the same? If so, maybe you could score one of them since FZ6's aren't as common.
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I don't think it's too bad. I looked at some old threads and found A1 and SAB's that could straighten it for $75-$125. I researched and R6 front rims from 04 and up are the same part number. I'm looking on E-Bay now. To order one brand spanking new is $450-$670.
R6's are compatable.

I'm in pretty good with my insurance agent. So it don't hurt to ask.
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R6's are compatable.

I'm in pretty good with my insurance agent. So it don't hurt to ask.
Well there you have it. You have a few options now.
I've bought a wheel (and many other used parts for VERY cheap) off of a forum from a person out of state and all my experiences have been good If you go the forum route check and see if people have good feedback and find that good deal your looking for!
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contact the construction company or the county dot office, a pothole big enough to damage your wheel is a safety hazard, and they are liable for the damages. be sure to take detailed pics of where it happened and the damage. it usually takes a while to get the claim settled, but you could get an extra 600 bucks in your pocket after it's said and done, along with a fixed wheel!
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contact the construction company or the county dot office, a pothole big enough to damage your wheel is a safety hazard, and they are liable for the damages. be sure to take detailed pics of where it happened and the damage. it usually takes a while to get the claim settled, but you could get an extra 600 bucks in your pocket after it's said and done, along with a fixed wheel!
That's interesting, on the same token though, if the wheel isn't rideable in the condition it is currently in, he could be a while without riding just waiting for ^them^ to take care of it. But, thats all up to him. I haven't ridden in 3 weeks and about to go nukking futs!
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that's why you go out of pocket to fix/replace now, and then when they finally settle the claim, free money! lol
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that's why you go out of pocket to fix/replace now, and then when they finally settle the claim, free money! lol
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, , !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Got home this morning and noticed that the rear took a small dent also! This sucks really bad.

contact the construction company or the county dot office, a pothole big enough to damage your wheel is a safety hazard, and they are liable for the damages. be sure to take detailed pics of where it happened and the damage. it usually takes a while to get the claim settled, but you could get an extra 600 bucks in your pocket after it's said and done, along with a fixed wheel!

^^Those losers are definitely hearing from me.^^

Maybe I will have the rims powder coated white now. I do have another bike to ride in the mean time.

THIS SUCKS................................WAAAAAAAAAAAH !!!!!!!!!!!!
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