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Old 03-27-2012, 10:22 AM   #18931
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Thanks Ian, Moab, RotorHead, and FBM for the "rides" today. Great riding with all of you. Mossy was pretty rooty, and the "brake berms" were bigger than I remembered....QUOTE]



Talking about roots, I hit one so hard Sunday it bent my front rim. I'm lucky it held air until I got back to the truck. Crap - new KTM rim = $185. Any suggestions where to get it mounting?
Damn...that sucks. Weekend before last I hit one big one sticking up about 6-8 inches or so out at spec that popped my front tube but didn't bend the rim. You must have hit it super hard and fast.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:50 AM   #18932
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Crap is right...

Cheap route: loosen spokes in 1/4 of wheel around ding...
Big hammer and 2x4 to straighten out. Hell bang away is already broke. I have had some success with this. Then retighten and work hard at getting it straight... it may hump a little but better than 400 to get new rim and respoke...
just dont do over 90 on the pavement...

Relacing rim is not that hard IF the spoke nipples allow you to actually remove the rim without twisting or breaking a spoke (and they dont sell ONE spoke) on older bikes I simple buy spoke set and then CUT spokes with bolt cutter and then relace...much faster than working with old rusted gritty spokes and nipples...

I have no Idea who might do it, I would offer but I still havent got to my bike yet and Phils is in line...

BTW I have two 19" rims that are NOT bent if anyone is interested. Come off YZ250Fs when we went to 18" on rear...
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:19 AM   #18933
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I talked to Racetrack in Ft Walton about lacing a set of wheels for me. I don't remember what they said they charged, but it didn't seem unreasonable.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:24 AM   #18934
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Ebay, Ebay, Ebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/11-KTM-250XC...1da39a&vxp=mtr

Just take a look for a KTM Front Wheel. This one is brand new for with disc and tire. This is cheaper than buying a rim and taking it to someone to get laced up and trued. Not to mention that this will be quicker...
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:35 PM   #18935
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For you street guys

Nice and clean. Time to ride!

Not too shabby for a 17 year old bike, eh?


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Old 03-27-2012, 12:37 PM   #18936
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:46 PM   #18937
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This li'l incident happened back in late July 2010, and my broken vertebrae is near 100%, the right wrist has 17 bits of titanium counting screws, which is sufficiently rehabbed to ride again. I have her dismantled to the point I can see all damaged harnesses, cables, and hard parts that need replacing. Any pointers on where I might begin looking for servicable used parts (especially speedo, headlight frame/bracket and headlight) would be great help.
Good on ya for gettin back on the horse, cleefurd! I got banged up pretty good myself a couple years ago, I couldn't ride for 3 months and it was a long 3 months! As for yer search for used parts, give Forrestrider a shout via PM. He put his 990 back together last year, it wasn't damaged as bad as yer bike but he needed a buncha parts nonetheless...
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:00 PM   #18938
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I talked to Racetrack in Ft Walton about lacing a set of wheels for me. I don't remember what they said they charged, but it didn't seem unreasonable.
I would not trust anyone in this area to lace a wheel, unless it was someone that was reccomended. Perhaps I am just biased, but most MC businesses i been to in FWB are a complete rip off. And assholes to boot..
Ok i feel better.. Thanks for listening.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:34 PM   #18939
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I would not trust anyone in this area to lace a wheel, unless it was someone that was reccomended. Perhaps I am just biased, but most MC businesses i been to in FWB are a complete rip off. And assholes to boot..
Ok i feel better.. Thanks for listening.
Terry the owner of Racetrack Powersports is a true gentleman and honest too. I highly recommend him to anyone.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:36 PM   #18940
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I think Kevin AKA Forrestrider sent one off when he was working in his 990 a few years ago and had good service.
http://www.woodyswheelworks.com/
I think this is who he used
Check in with him.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:42 PM   #18941
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IF you still have the Garmin Zumo,,,,,,you ought to check into getting it refurbished.
http://www8.garmin.com/support/outofwarranty.html
Depending on which Zumo you have, for less than $200 on the most expensive,,,they'll just send you another one in exchange for your crashed one.
Read it here on Making Tracks. Fella's with destroyed Garmins send'em in with flat rate fee and get another GPS.




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Cool beans ineptizoid. After hunting ebay and Google all day, I decided to give Cheap Cycle Parts.com a call. Parts inbound (rev counter special ordered, rest in stock);

CLUTCH SWITCH
THROTTLE CABLE LC8 ADV
CLUTCH PIPE LC8 ADV
HEAD LIGHT WIRING HARN. USA1
FLASHER CPL.FRONT L/S
(3) FLASHER LENSES TRANSP.
FAIRING SCREEN
HEAD LIGHT MASK
DIGITAL SPEEDOMETER (OUCH!!!)
INSTRUMENTS COVER
COCKPIT SUPPORT (OUCH!!!)
REV COUNTER LC8 (OUCH!!!)

Still may need a right front fairing unless I go to Safari tank so I'll decide that one within a few weeks. The one I damaged will work for now. Will also require some obscure misc wiring portions yet to be identified which were severed by the Garmin holder and such when it landed on its head. I do believe the Zumo 550 impaling itself into the instrument area accounted for much of the order sheet outlined above. It went to Zumo heaven!
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:57 PM   #18942
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Nice and clean. Time to ride!

Not too shabby for a 17 year old bike, eh?

What days can you ride Frank?
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:05 PM   #18943
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I would not trust anyone in this area to lace a wheel, unless it was someone that was reccomended. Perhaps I am just biased, but most MC businesses i been to in FWB are a complete rip off. And assholes to boot..
Ok i feel better.. Thanks for listening.
They can handle it. They aren't assholes.
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:06 PM   #18944
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Hey bud. Most days I can get away if I have just a little notice. Being currently, ahem, unemployed does have some advantages I guess.

Good Wife knows my mototherapy is good for my morale and doesn't cost much.

Let me know when you want to get together.
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:19 PM   #18945
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They can handle it. They aren't assholes.
Right on.
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