Rim repair - TULSA area

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by jasoomian, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. jasoomian

    jasoomian Adventurer

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    In review of my thread over in the garage:

    I am looking for a place in the Tulsa metro area that can repair my wheel. I've found a couple of places that say they repair motorcycle wheels, but, they haven't called me back or even bothered to answer the phone.

    Anyone know of a reputable wheel repair shop?

    If you don't want to read the thread, you can just look at the damaged rim here.
    [EDIT: link changed to photobucket (forgot I had an account there.)]

    The tire went flat shortly after the contact with the rock, but, after airing it up again, it held air fine and I managed to ride it (gingerly) home without incident. It may hold air forever, but, I'd still like to get it repaired.

    Thanks.
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  2. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    you link to pic no worky, not unless you are a member there and I aint joinin nuttin just to look at a rim..you sure you can't beat it back to shape yourself? Some of us here have done so..unless you are worried more abt cosmetics..
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  3. jasoomian

    jasoomian Adventurer

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    I'm more worried about making the situation worse rather than the cosmetics of the repair.

    Anyone else reading this, link is fixed.
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  4. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    yep..pic link worked..I cant tell but I suspect that the wheel is NOT cast, but aluminum billet..if it is, you can probably beat it back, GENTLY with a mallet and blocks of wood...if it is cast, you are screwed.

    you still stuck down south out did you make it back to tulsa?
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  5. jasoomian

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    Yeah, I made it back. After airing the tire up again (it went flat a few minutes later), it managed to hold air throughout the night, so, I saw that as a good sign and gingerly rode home and took it easy. Turned a 3.5 hour trip to 5, but, I had no issues.
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  6. Dragon43

    Dragon43 If you insist.

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    Good support under the rim on the opposite side, leave the tire aired up, 2X4 block and as heavy a hammer that you can control; good. Don't be too light, use as few blows as you can.

    Done several. Worked for me
    Never got them perfect but run'em many thousand of miles.

    YMMV :gerg Good luck

    Prolly how a shop would do it I betcha ....
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