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bent rims - March 3, 2009, 04:55 PM

So I have a bent rear rim. Anybody know a place that straightens rims? Don't feel like spending $600-700 on a new one..


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will's rim repair in south carolina. runs about $75 plus shipping .... do a search on wera or ccs and you can find his contact info and lots of positive feedback.


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Why not?

There are several places to get wheels repaired. Google it.

I saw a truck pulling a large trailer in Warrenton on Saturday advertising wheel repair, can't remember the name.
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March 4, 2009, 07:32 AM

find the thread on here about the cracked chrome rim...there is a mobile wheel repair place that services md, va, and dc.

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+1 to Dieder though...i bent my rear on a pothole once...suck it up and buy used or new...i notice you have 3 bikes...which one needs the rim? if it's the gsxr...you should have ZERO problem trying to find one.
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No.. Get it fixed, way cheaper! Search the WERA board and you will easily find the 2 or 3 guys that do it for cheap. They all do a good job.

Note: If they have to weld then looks might be compromised a bit.. Depends on if you care that much..


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March 4, 2009, 02:29 PM

There is a place in Elkridge, MD called Ye Olde Wheel Works, they have striaghtened a couple of rims for me in the past.. good work.. as long as it is only the lip of the wheel... if it is the center.. get a new one...


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yeah so they charge you $70 to straighten it. They will most likely damage the paint if they use any heat at all, do they repaint with OEM color and quality? Is there any guarantee on the work? I've just always thought that a repair job is rarely as strong as the original piece, UNLESS they are using Mighty Putty...

I just think depending on the yr/model of the bike used could be the way to go.
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I had them repaint a wheel when they did the last one for me, but it was aftermarket painted already. I had a couple of stock wheels repaired and there was not paint damage when they did those.

The place I recommended does paint wheels and can send them out for powdercoating as well.


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thanks! i went the ebay route $151 shipped


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make sure you have them checked out when you get them, I bought a pair from ebay two years ago and they were both bent... hopefully yours will be straight...


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March 6, 2009, 01:58 PM

I know a website where you can get it repaired. here is all the info listed below:
Darlene Newman
Mobile Wheel Refinishers, Inc
8890 Penns Hill Rd.
LaPlata, MD. 20646
PH: 301-753-4946
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the website is www.wheelrefinisher.com



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March 6, 2009, 02:01 PM

I am planning to take my front rim there to get it fixed BUT I found one nice front chrome rim for my busa for only $100 including the tire. so I'm thinking about getting that one instead of getting it repaired.



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