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Unhappy hey guys... need help again... - February 25, 2009, 09:10 PM

i didn't realize i bought a bike with a front bended chrome wheels that's got crack/split where the air came out. that is why the front tire kept on gettin flat so obvious using the plug isn't the answer. So, got any idea where i can replace a front chrome wheel or maybe repairing chrome wheel shop or a place where i can buy a new CHROME one somewhere in rockville or somewhere near Rockville, MD? let me know soon, i def want to get this over with.



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February 25, 2009, 09:12 PM

I hope you can get it all fixed before it gets nice outside. Good luck.
I have this issue with a car alloy too. I'm curious to see if it could be fixed.


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February 25, 2009, 09:18 PM

call baltimore cycle salvage, they may have one. Def check junk yards.

or check out seller danburyps on ebay, I bought a brand new rear rim from them good motorcycle store (it's in CT though, they ship fast)

if the crack isn't huge..maybe you can JB weld it?? then sand down the excess (a light coat so it doesn't throw the balance off) if so, that could get you around for a few days. i've seen someone JB weld / epoxy their engine in the middle of group ride just enough to make it home...so maybe it would work

call motoneko in owings mills...i've seen their garage...maybe they have a spare rim laying around...doubt it would be chrome though

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February 25, 2009, 09:38 PM

If i try jb weld... would they be able to chrome it after doing the welding on the rim? that's my concern. danburyps on ebay... i don't see any item that he's selling. it's showing that he isn't selling anything now, i guess. I'm gonna call baltimore salvage tomorrow and see from there. thanks for ur help. anymore???



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February 25, 2009, 09:46 PM

not sure on the chroming/polishing of JB weld or epoxy due to the chemicals involved.

pics of the crack would be best. maybe it's past repair and u should be focusing on a replacement.

(i'm bored at home)

http://www.metrowheels.net/motorcyclewheelrepair.htm marietta, ga

http://www.wheelrefinisher.com/ they have a mobile service, servicing MD, VA, and DC we also offer custom wheels, custom colors and finishes including powder coating and chroming at our locations in La Plata, MD, Burton, MI and with our mobile service in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC.

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February 25, 2009, 09:50 PM

yeah i just found out about the wheel refinisher. so i believe that one is def going to solve my problem SOON. thanks so much for your help. we def should ride together sometimes, it's gonna be fun! im so sick of this cold weather! lol.



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February 25, 2009, 10:19 PM

careful with cheap chroming, it flakes off inside the tire and the bead won't seal
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OMG don't JBWeld your rim...get a new safe rim, it's only your life right?


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There's an old saying: Chrome won't get ya home.
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hit up the salvage sites or send it off to be repaired.
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buy a rim off ebay and get it chromed


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also if you plan on getting it rechromed they would have to grind off the jb weld first, JWZ has the right idea if you insist on chrome, try polished or powder coated
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February 26, 2009, 10:56 AM

well guys... i've decided to replace a new chrome wheel instead of repairing it with welding and stuff because it can cause "off-balance" and it won't guarantee solving the problem... it could've become worse after riding for a while. so it's best to just replace the wheel. maybe new or used. it's very hard to find a reasonable price for just 1 front chrome wheel... i called and most of them are like $400 to $500. it's kinda crazy.



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February 26, 2009, 12:25 PM

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i didn't realize i bought a bike with a front bended chrome wheels that's got crack/split where the air came out. that is why the front tire kept on gettin flat so obvious using the plug isn't the answer. So, got any idea where i can replace a front chrome wheel or maybe repairing chrome wheel shop or a place where i can buy a new CHROME one somewhere in rockville or somewhere near Rockville, MD? let me know soon, i def want to get this over with.
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There's an old saying: Chrome won't get ya home.

that's more like a timeless saying.........


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