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Old 09-24-2011, 06:56 PM
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Rim Repair

Was looking for a good place to get a wheel straightened and had a referral to this guy and for $65 bucks not a bad deal. Passing along a link and the guy seems pretty straight forward.

Wills Rim Repair | Bent motorcycle rim repair

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Old 09-24-2011, 08:01 PM
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So which one was it?

* Bent rim got you bummed?

* Did you catch a hidden pothole and now your rim won’t hold air?

* Come down too hard from a wheelie and cracked your wheel?
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:07 PM
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If they do quality work, I've got no problem with wheel straightening.

1 1/2 years ago, after getting rear ended at a red light, I okayed having my rear wheel straightened vs $750 for a new wheel (my bike was a total without me making several concessions). It was $165, including powder coating. !5,000 miles and 3 rear tires since and no problems.

But mine was only pushed in about 1/8" x 3" wide on one side of the rim.
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ive also heard good things about them
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:25 PM
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Bent rim and I'm bummed Wolverine. Got off eBay and it wasn't as straight as the owner thought. But after a refund and offering for me to keep the wheel (very nice seller) it's getting fixed. Hope to have it back in a week.
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I hope they can fix it for you. $65 seems like a good price though you might want to ask them to what tolerance they are going to repair it to.

On a similar note I've given up on buying rims from "experts" who part out bikes but either don't know how to read a dial indicator or just lie about the condition of the stuff they sell. From now on if the seller won't guarantee in writing the lateral and radial runnout I'll pass on it.

Good luck.
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Dan Cronin View Post
I hope they can fix it for you. $65 seems like a good price though you might want to ask them to what tolerance they are going to repair it to.

On a similar note I've given up on buying rims from "experts" who part out bikes but either don't know how to read a dial indicator or just lie about the condition of the stuff they sell. From now on if the seller won't guarantee in writing the lateral and radial runnout I'll pass on it.

Good luck.

I've seen those on ebay and it wasn't that kind of deal. The guy I bought from wasn't a bike guy but had a couple wheels from his son. I asked him to buy the front and he said he would sell for $65 +sh. I asked if it was true and he said yes but everything on ebay is "as-is" and you never really know. When it showed up I spun it on a balancer and it had some hops in it enough that it would have been felt. I contacted him and he honestly felt bad that it wasn't what he said and committed to making it right. He said if I got a refund for me to dispose the wheel. I figured $65 to get it fixed I'd still end up getting it fixed one day so told him not to worry about it. Even after I let him off the hook, he refunded the price of the wheel. Pretty stand up guy to do that.

I'll check on the tolerances, good question.
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Go with Wills Rim Repair. He is a bit slow getting it done sometimes or a bit slow returning your calls but you cant beat his work. Alot of wera racers use him and think highly of him.
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my buddy could have used this, he bent both rims on his cbr1k and was out a couple grand for both rims and tires
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Got the wheel back and it's perfect. He even filed down some of the scuffs and put on fresh paint. No additional charge either! Definitely recommend.
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The link in the first post appears to be malware, does anyone have a better link for Will's? Still in business?

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Often times there will be a place in your home town that will do this. Ask around to find out who straightens car wheels - they have the same bead geometry. You might have to talk them into it but in the end it will be worth it.
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Lol, not in Western MA, population--Cow +1.

I found Will in South Carolina..he is still active and the rim is on its way. I will update with results.
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