Bent front rim what to do??

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  1. SlowJoefromBako

    SlowJoefromBako Aint livin long like

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    Well it was bound to happen. Last weekend la-bastow-vegas day two I hit a boulder in the dust. So the rim is done. I read a couple of threads on adv about 1.85 DID dirt star from the super enduro would lace up to the stock spokes. So I orderd one, it got here today and third spoke is not pointing the right way. Is there something Im missing or did the internet lie to me? If this wont work whats my next best opption? I would like to run a 1.85 rim. 2011 990R Thanks
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  2. dogsslober

    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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    I think you need to un do it and flip the rim and start over. If that makes sense.
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  3. Wolfgang55

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    Give Woody's Wheel Works a call, great guys w/ their service & general help.
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    Go for the Super Lace three-cross lacing for extra strength. He might even give you some credit for the spokes you have already.
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  6. LukasM

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    Woody builds super nice wheels but the Dirt Star rim on the stock hub with the stock oversize spokes is a great value.

    If you ordered the KTM rim for the SE it should fit 100%, you just have to lace it up the same as the old one. Hard to tell what you are doing wrong but try to find some close up pics of a stock wheel and copy that.
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  7. Idle

    Idle Been here awhile

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    Your rim might be drilled for a Japanese bike? Or reverse European? check old vs new rim and see if they match.

    You may be able to get spokes made that will work. Or not, and you'll have to send the rim back.

    Good luck!
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  9. Sporting Wood

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    Did you order the right rim? Sounds like you got a Jap indexed version. Flipping it over is bad advice, it'll only waste your time. Good on ya for taking the inititive to do it yourself, learning something useful and not joining the rest of these geespot wankers who can't wipe their own ass without calling in help.:deal

    Send it back, get the right one. Its specifically indexed for the KTM hub. Only place I know where to get it is from RAD or KTM. You're absolutely correct for doing it this way. No better rim and for the price it cannot be beat.
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    Woody does nice work, however doing yourself has a certain amount of satisfaction and you'll learn something most are afraid of.. I was until I laced up my SE wheel on the ADV hub. since then Ive done two more..:clap
    The se wheel will work, double check everything, there are a few utube vids out there that helped me.. Good luck!!
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  13. SlowJoefromBako

    SlowJoefromBako Aint livin long like

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    I tried to get a half decent pic.the top half the rim is perfect. the bottom crosses or off. The red string is the top spokes, lines up perfect. the orange wire is the bottom the angle is off. Is this something simple that I dont understand. :ear
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  14. SlowJoefromBako

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  15. slidewayes

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    take all spokes out separate into 4 equal groups clean and lube the threads put a dab of lub in all divots for the nipples start with a spoke and point it at the most likely hole in rim the go to the next hole in hub of the same direction skip 3 holes in rim and so on tell that direction is complete then start the opposite direction you should repeat this 4 times you'll get the hing of it shortly the straight pull spokes wait tell you try an older husky or ktm with 4 different length and bends like a rubik's cube
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    So I went out to the garage and compared a SE wheel to a ADV wheel to A Jap wheel. You have a Jap rim and it wont work[​IMG]
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  17. SlowJoefromBako

    SlowJoefromBako Aint livin long like

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    Mystery solved the rim is a jap. If I hlod it next to my xr650 it lines up perfect. Good call dogsslober. What I cant fiqure is why they would make a rim with ktm orange writing for a jap bike? Im learning all sorts of interesting things already, and I havent even started yet.:D Thanks for the advice.
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