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Wheels- How bent is too bent to fix?
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Wheels- How bent is too bent to fix? - September 1, 2014, 07:35 PM

Put my wheel on a truing stand and it looks like I not only bent the lip but the "spokes" are out also.
Best I can measure, about 3mm at the wheel centerline. About the same 1" from centerline and then about 4-5mm at the lip. Plus, it is slightly out of round at the lip.
Can it be fixed? Or can only the lip be fixed?


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September 1, 2014, 08:19 PM

If its not a dent, then yes it can be re-trued. The bend will likely remain.


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September 2, 2014, 07:58 AM

Try to have them done but if not perfect then rain rims.


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September 2, 2014, 08:29 AM

The yellow arrow is what I mean by the lip and the white arrow being the centerline. So the lip could be fixed but not the centerline?
Oh, Dodge, thats what I'm thinking but I don't feel good about the side to side movement.
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September 2, 2014, 08:49 AM

If it's a cast wheel then (depending on the amount of damage) you may not be able to straighten the centerline. The rims edge can usually be repaired fairly easily buy a wheel shop.

If it's an OEM cast wheel then it may be cheaper to simply find a used one.

What bike are these off of?


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It's a '05-'12 ZX6r wheel. OEM. They are not exactly cheap if they are straight If there is a place local(ish) then I would like to have them take a look first and tell me how much, if it could be done.


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Bring it by the shop for Rick or I to look at.


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Bring it by the shop for Rick or I to look at.
Will do! I guess y'all have seen your fair share of bent up wheels


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