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Old 10-27-2013, 05:28 PM   #16
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I had 908's on my Baja. Had head shake at 65 or so. Went to Scorp MT 90's. Shake gone, but now had the up down pulsing, similar speed to you. Sent the front back and bought another of the same. Hop gone, Pirelli covered the return, refunded my $. I'd try another.
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:46 PM   #17
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What Type Of Tools Did You Use To Pound The Wheel? Any Special Body Work Hammers Or Anything?
Nothing special. This isn't all on the 950, but I've used a vise, dead blow hammers, a 5 lb hammer with a block of wood and a rag, and a press with varying degrees of success. It really depends on how it is bent, and as has been said, it is easy to make it worse. You also have to make absolutely sure that the rim is properly supported when pounding on it, or you can easily bend the wrong section of the rim.
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:58 AM   #18
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Thanks for all the advice! Ill have a go at it with a dead blow, my torch and a little patience. It is really a minor dent with no chip or crack in the lip of the rim so I think it will be a simple fix. Worse case scenario is I frag the thing trying to fix it and buy a new, aftermarket for the deuce. Best time of year to fix things, riding seasons about over. Time to start breaking stuff on my sleds!

This is a very helpful site BTW. Love the OC Nation!
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:11 PM   #19
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I had a similar situation on my 2012, the dealer (who was very helpful) wound up sending the front wheel to a local wheel shop. They trued up the wheel and it did way better.

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Old 10-28-2013, 06:50 PM   #20
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I had a similar situation on my 2012, the dealer (who was very helpful) wound up sending the front wheel to a local wheel shop. They trued up the wheel and it did way better.

Don
I am getting similar service from my dealer, Ken's Yamaha of Norway Maine. He justed e-mailed me and said although KTM does not feel the rim could have had a perceivable dent from the factory, they are going to pay to have it trued up. That seems like a fair resolution. so far, a new front tire and a trued/repaired rim at no charge. No complaints here!
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