Originally Posted by Marozas
I’ve slightly bend front spoke wheel of my ’06 R1200GSA. Tried to fix it with spokes tension, but unsuccessful – it still bent. I can drive – it’s almost ok, with light vibrations at higher speeds, but I feel uncomfortable when know what front wheel is damaged.
I asked at BMW dealer for replacement and they told me, that there no rims for replacement – I should order whole wheel for more 1000,-€.
Other option could be to order only spoke rim for R1200GS (not adventrure and not black, but gray). Price will be around 340 €.
Who can tell me what’s the difference between GSA and GS spoke rims except colour?
Are there other options to replace rim – other supplier maybe?
P.S. Sorry for flood, as same topic I posted in Gspot
first ,,,,these wheels and rims are repairable,,,we do it everyday,,, that's the good news,,,the bad news is that you are over there and i am over here,,,,perhaps i should come and visit
second,,,if your rim is bent you will never be able to true the wheel very well it has to be straightened first,
,,,you can tell a bent rim by looking carefully at the outer sidewalls of the rim/bead and you will see bulges and crazed anodizing where the spokes go through the bead
,,,straightening your rim depends on how bendt,,$70 +/- to straighten your rim
third,,, in the usa silver/grey 1200GS rims are circa $372 and complete wheels are $942 in either silver or black,,,,that means there are no black 1200GS Adv rims available,,,we routinely strip and re-anodize 1200 GS rims black costs circa $60 for satin black and $90 for shiny oem black,,circa $200 to r&r rim and retrue your wheel
fourth,,,,perhaps if you have friends in usa,,they can bring back a new one and save you a lot of money beause of the good 1.5e+ =$1 exchange rate,,,or many people have brought their bendt wheels over here on vacation and i have repaired them on the spot,,,,BEWARE,,,you MUST call in first,,,i am always on the road
holler how i can help,,,woody