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Wheel Straightning

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by Drunk_Uncle, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    Is there anyone in the Anchorage, valley area that can straighten my XR650L front wheel?
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  2. legion

    legion Honking the Horn

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    Bad? I bent the front rim on a KTM 950 and straightened it out w/ a little heat and a rubber mallet. If you opt to try this I would recommend very VERY little heat. Heat softens the rim and then anneals it so the rim would be easier to bend on future hits if you botch that part.
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  3. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    I think its more warped. I sent the other set to Woody's Wheel Works. Unfortunately he's in Colorado and if I sent it to him I think most of the riding season will be over. So I may just mount the tire on my straight front wheel.
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  4. Alaskajeff

    Alaskajeff Long timer

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    You got any pics of the 650? OR you could ride it out to Palmer:D And we could go for a spin up Hatcher Pass:clap
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  5. SOLOKLR

    SOLOKLR Back to work

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    not a lot I can do for you if its bent, but if it needs to be straightened to get rid of the hop or wobble that's different. I haven't done one in awhile, but I'd be glad to help you out.
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