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Old 05-12-2014, 12:02 PM   #16
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I have those rotors too, I like them.
You could probably even bend that rim back into shape with the tire still on it. Fix it up properly during the winter.
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Old 05-12-2014, 06:10 PM   #17
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Do you still have standard front suspension?
If so, there is your problem.
The front forks bottom out and something has to give..................
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:25 PM   #18
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Tire tool insertion point is made and yep, this is minor. I would ride the hell out of it





This is my rim after Kofa, AZ trails. Went with an Excel A60 from Woody's after this, as I had already bent it back into shape once before. Problem is now solved and staying solved

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Old 05-13-2014, 10:24 AM   #19
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Do you still have standard front suspension?
If so, there is your problem.
The front forks bottom out and something has to give..................
I have hyperpro progressive springs. It really was a huge stone.,,,
Was riding uphill in loose sand in a track from a wheeled tank. saw the stone too late, only the edge poking out.
Didnt took a picture, but below is one how some parts of that proving ground look like.

I might work on it on the weekend and will post the results afterwards

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So I did it on Friday night, my boss was so kind to let me use his garage.

what worked best for me in the end was to put a aluminium hammer below the dent (any piece of aluminium would do I guess) and hammering it out with a panel beating hammer. As this was too light I used a heavier hammer to drive the panel beating hammer on the dent. The dent is still visible but the gap is closed now.

Next time I would fixate the wheel better, may by another piece of wood on top - screwing it down on the bench and get a heavier hammer. Took almost 2 hrs- next time should be done in less than one, using the learning curve ;-)



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well disaster struck again on Saturday, while I went for some modest greenlaning
On a piece of tarmaced road I caught a nail....

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Old 05-19-2014, 03:23 AM   #21
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So I did it on Friday night, my boss was so kind to let me use his garage.

what worked best for me in the end was to put a aluminium hammer below the dent (any piece of aluminium would do I guess) and hammering it out with a panel beating hammer. As this was too light I used a heavier hammer to drive the panel beating hammer on the dent. The dent is still visible but the gap is closed now.

Next time I would fixate the wheel better, may by another piece of wood on top - screwing it down on the bench and get a heavier hammer. Took almost 2 hrs- next time should be done in less than one, using the learning curve ;-)



before:


after



well disaster struck again on Saturday, while I went for some modest greenlaning
On a piece of tarmaced road I caught a nail....

More break down pictures!


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Old 06-07-2014, 07:40 AM   #22
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the aftermath

tough I would post what came out later, and I think as a result of this little accident / bent rim.

My bike was in for changing one wheel bearing in the rear wheel ( another break down in during a road trip but thats another story..).
Front end felt funny too, turns out steering head bearings are fucked up too. There where only 10.000 km old.
Plus and most surprising: one of the screws clamping the fork on the lower yoke was sheared off. Apparently not a slow fatigue break but a sudden one. They had to drill the remains of the bolt out and cut a new thread.

So if I bent my rim again I will have a closer look...
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Old 06-08-2014, 04:09 AM   #23
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that's how mine got fixed by a friend

lose on the ground, 5 hits with a massive nylon hammer. you are not able to find the spot anymore where it was bend





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