ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Orange Crush
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-26-2013, 09:37 PM   #1
Rockwell OP
Studly Adventurer
 
Rockwell's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Ontario
Oddometer: 659
Repairing a Warped Rim?

Not sure when this exactly happened, but I first saw it when traveling through Mexico (must have his an unexpected tope!). Sorry about the lighting, but I had to use the car headlights:





It looks like only the out part is warped. Can this be repaired, or does it look like I need a new rim?

Here's a video of the wobble:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2s2...ature=youtu.be
__________________
not all those who wander are lost | two earthlings ride around the world
Home | Photo Blog | The Route | The Bike | About Us | Participate!
Rockwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2013, 05:36 AM   #2
Gustavo.Ramos
Studly Adventurer
 
Gustavo.Ramos's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: Accross the pond
Oddometer: 779
thats close to nothing. Ride on. Had my 950 like that for two years in worst condition and never had an issue.
__________________
Growing old is mandatory... growing up is optional!

Raid de L'Amitié 2011 RR (link)
690R
Gustavo.Ramos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2013, 06:26 AM   #3
Apple Jam
Forest Flyer
 
Apple Jam's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Mt Hood mud flow
Oddometer: 6,292
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gustavo.Ramos View Post
thats close to nothing. Ride on. Had my 950 like that for two years in worst condition and never had an issue.
Yep. My front and rear have looked like that for years.
No biggie, just soft rims.
__________________
..
"got no problem with keeping truly roadless areas as wild....
On the other hand, if it has been logged or mined and roads already exist,,
...then that land should be open for public use" (peterman)
Apple Jam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2013, 06:58 AM   #4
Ockrocket
Beastly Adventurer
 
Ockrocket's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Windsor NSW [near enough]
Oddometer: 1,148
Or you could find a wheel works company to re-roll it.

But if it can't be felt while riding then why not just keep an eye on tyre wear?

Then if it becomes an issue later do something about it.
__________________
Windsor [near enough] NSW

"All roads lead to now."

I love snatching kisses..... and vice versa.
Ockrocket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2013, 07:18 AM   #5
petdav
Adventurer
 
Joined: May 2006
Oddometer: 83
deadblow hammer

I have straightened my front rim several times using a 3 lb deadblow hammer. tip* remove rotors first for easier swinging. They're pricey but work great on a bunch of stuff.
petdav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2013, 07:34 AM   #6
tomdubz
getting there
 
tomdubz's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: POW
Oddometer: 490
Just straightened mine out last week. Tire and rotors on, whole setup off the bike. Used a heavy 4' steel rod, small heavy mallet, and a cut up tube to protect the strike zone as if it's not scratched to shit already. Couple of few whacks and it's 80% better than it was. Might work better with the tire tire off.
__________________
This is my signature: TD
tomdubz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2013, 08:09 AM   #7
Rockwell OP
Studly Adventurer
 
Rockwell's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Ontario
Oddometer: 659
Sounds good. It does create some wobble and vibration when sitting on the center stand. I don't notice it while riding. I first noticed the dent in central Mexico, and we rode all the way to El Salvador with no problems (before getting into an accident, which is another story).

I'll try to get it hammered back into shape. I was sort of prepared to buy a new one, but I was hoping not to have to. We're heading out on the continuation of our trip in five weeks, so I just want to make sure it's OK for riding.
__________________
not all those who wander are lost | two earthlings ride around the world
Home | Photo Blog | The Route | The Bike | About Us | Participate!
Rockwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2013, 10:43 AM   #8
Off Road Ryder
Beastly Adventurer
 
Off Road Ryder's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Kent Wa
Oddometer: 2,274
I generally run my wheels until they look like an egg.
in the past I have cut a radius to match the wheel out of a 2x4 and used a heavy dead blow to pound them back into submission.That works well and does not scare the powder coating, works best with the tire off the wheel.
I just replaced the front wheel on my ADV with an SE hoop.. lasted a month before it was "broken in"
__________________
When Quality matters,Its all about choices.
Cyclops Performance LED Vendors thread
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=839163
www.cyclopsadventuresports.com
1-800-624-0278
Off Road Ryder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2013, 07:10 PM   #9
Gimme 2
Team slo ass
 
Gimme 2's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: still looking
Oddometer: 1,974
Check the spoke tension and adjust accordingly is the best advice.
Like some have said its not worth the worry to staighten, i have some decent dents in my rims , been there for years.
If you get it fixed, next week you'll hit another rock, plus i think it weakens the rim if you try to straighten them, alloy is like that.
Gimme 2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2013, 07:29 PM   #10
BigNastybrp
Big Nasty
 
BigNastybrp's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: high speed boogie land, Sunny Ca.
Oddometer: 648
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gimme 2 View Post
Check the spoke tension and adjust accordingly is the best advice.
Like some have said its not worth the worry to staighten, i have some decent dents in my rims , been there for years.
If you get it fixed, next week you'll hit another rock, plus i think it weakens the rim if you try to straighten them, alloy is like that.
+1 just check the spokes and ride it.
__________________
XR650R Dual Sport 46k+miles just a few mods, XR600R 2500 miles,
KTM ADV990R 7500,
XR1200cc
BigNastybrp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2013, 08:54 PM   #11
ciedema
мотоциклист
 
ciedema's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: On the road! Finally!
Oddometer: 1,925
I have seen then crack badly after being straighten with a hammer - I suggest don't do it if can't feel it, just ride on.
__________________
Stories from the Seat Facebook My Photos Cannonball Charity Ride
Personal Attacks - the last refuge of the intellectually impaired.

Quote:
Originally Posted by XR650L_Dave View Post
The only guaranteed route to failure is the attempted solution of problems through the application of ideology.
ciedema is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2013, 03:15 AM   #12
Ockrocket
Beastly Adventurer
 
Ockrocket's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Windsor NSW [near enough]
Oddometer: 1,148
Quote:
Originally Posted by ciedema View Post
I have seen then crack badly after being straighten with a hammer - I suggest don't do it if can't feel it, just ride on.
+1

You can get away with hammering steel rims back in to shape, not so successful with alloy rims though- they really should only be re-rolled by a pro wheel works.
__________________
Windsor [near enough] NSW

"All roads lead to now."

I love snatching kisses..... and vice versa.
Ockrocket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 01:34 AM   #13
MudratinOz
Adventurer in training
 
MudratinOz's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: Lake Macquaire, NSW, Australia
Oddometer: 892
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ockrocket View Post
+1

You can get away with hammering steel rims back in to shape, not so successful with alloy rims though- they really should only be re-rolled by a pro wheel works.
So why is a KLE rider lurking in the OC, looking to buy a real bike maybe
__________________
KTM 2012 990 ADV ABS - BLUE
The orange does grow on you. You will not notice it at first..but it starts with a few innocent KTM stickers,.progresses to a KTM key ring, to KTM coffee mug and next thing you know, you have gone completely mad and start wearing orange tee shirts.It is a very bad infection..is this yeast infection (Bronx)
MudratinOz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 03:52 PM   #14
Rockwell OP
Studly Adventurer
 
Rockwell's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Ontario
Oddometer: 659
Any tips on spoke tensions? I've read or been told to listen for a specific sound, but I am not exactly sure what that frequency would be. Also, I only have a traditional spoke wrench (without a torque function).
__________________
not all those who wander are lost | two earthlings ride around the world
Home | Photo Blog | The Route | The Bike | About Us | Participate!
Rockwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2013, 01:29 PM   #15
Gustavo.Ramos
Studly Adventurer
 
Gustavo.Ramos's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: Accross the pond
Oddometer: 779
This is a warped rim.

After the first big hit, the wheel lost consistency, the tire started pushing out throught the first bend and it was like riding with a very low pressured tire.



If not like this, keep on going
__________________
Growing old is mandatory... growing up is optional!

Raid de L'Amitié 2011 RR (link)
690R
Gustavo.Ramos is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 12:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014