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Old 12-03-2012, 09:53 AM   #1
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Rim repair - TULSA area

In review of my thread over in the garage:

I am looking for a place in the Tulsa metro area that can repair my wheel. I've found a couple of places that say they repair motorcycle wheels, but, they haven't called me back or even bothered to answer the phone.

Anyone know of a reputable wheel repair shop?

If you don't want to read the thread, you can just look at the damaged rim here.
[EDIT: link changed to photobucket (forgot I had an account there.)]

The tire went flat shortly after the contact with the rock, but, after airing it up again, it held air fine and I managed to ride it (gingerly) home without incident. It may hold air forever, but, I'd still like to get it repaired.

Thanks.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:36 PM   #2
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you link to pic no worky, not unless you are a member there and I aint joinin nuttin just to look at a rim..you sure you can't beat it back to shape yourself? Some of us here have done so..unless you are worried more abt cosmetics..
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:55 PM   #3
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you link to pic no worky, not unless you are a member there and I aint joinin nuttin just to look at a rim..you sure you can't beat it back to shape yourself? Some of us here have done so..unless you are worried more abt cosmetics..
I'm more worried about making the situation worse rather than the cosmetics of the repair.

Anyone else reading this, link is fixed.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:07 PM   #4
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yep..pic link worked..I cant tell but I suspect that the wheel is NOT cast, but aluminum billet..if it is, you can probably beat it back, GENTLY with a mallet and blocks of wood...if it is cast, you are screwed.

you still stuck down south out did you make it back to tulsa?
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:32 PM   #5
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yep..pic link worked..I cant tell but I suspect that the wheel is NOT cast, but aluminum billet..if it is, you can probably beat it back, GENTLY with a mallet and blocks of wood...if it is cast, you are screwed.

you still stuck down south out did you make it back to tulsa?
Yeah, I made it back. After airing the tire up again (it went flat a few minutes later), it managed to hold air throughout the night, so, I saw that as a good sign and gingerly rode home and took it easy. Turned a 3.5 hour trip to 5, but, I had no issues.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:51 PM   #6
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Good support under the rim on the opposite side, leave the tire aired up, 2X4 block and as heavy a hammer that you can control; good. Don't be too light, use as few blows as you can.

Done several. Worked for me
Never got them perfect but run'em many thousand of miles.

YMMV Good luck

Prolly how a shop would do it I betcha ....
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