So I discovered 2 loose spokes last night on my front wheel. 1150 GS Adv. The wheel is slightly bent where it hit a monster pothole - when it had about 500 miles on the bike. Now it's at 6,000 and heading for a big week long dual sport trip this Saturday.
Any reason not to snug up the loose spokes before leaving?
How long do I lose my wheel for on a rebuild?
If the ding in the rim is minor (at least in appearance) does it get repaired or replaced generally?
Is there a stronger rim to replace the BMW one? If so is that a good idea? This ding was on a monster pothole at speed (filled with water - looked like a small puddle) and the stock wheels have held up to lots of offroad use. I do tend to ride this thing through stuff where I wonder why I don't use that perfectly good KLR sitting in the garage, and the wheels have otherwise survived.
How big of a deal is shipping? It would really be a shame
if I had to ride out to Colorado but I'm guessing this is pretty well figured out.
Thanks for the input.