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Old 12-10-2013, 10:50 AM   #1
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The front wheel on my 950 is bent a little. I thought it was the tire but a can see it when running. It's not bad but who wants a bent wheel?

What is the best way to fix it? Get a new rim and lace it back? Where?

What kind/size, I want to stay with the 21".
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:51 AM   #2
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I got mine back into round with a few blocks of wood and a deadblow hammer. Otherwise, time to get and excel rim or something, or have Woody's build you a rim. Seems like that's what most people go with.
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:56 AM   #3
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I got mine back into round with a few blocks of wood and a deadblow hammer. Otherwise, time to get and excel rim or something, or have Woody's build you a rim. Seems like that's what most people go with.
Did you take it off before you beat on it?

Mine's not bent much.
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Old 12-10-2013, 12:30 PM   #4
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The front wheel on my 950 is bent a little. I thought it was the tire but a can see it when running. It's not bad but who wants a bent wheel?

What is the best way to fix it? Get a new rim and lace it back? Where?

What kind/size, I want to stay with the 21".
Do you have a flat spot or is it out of true? If it's a truing issue it can be fixed with a spoke wrench.
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Old 12-10-2013, 12:35 PM   #5
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When I finally changed it, my original OEM wheel looked like a Canadian nickel.
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Old 12-10-2013, 12:48 PM   #6
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I take my wheel off and remove the tire, then i put the rime in a big ass vice and apply pressure at the bent out lip, while applying some heat with a torch.
Straightened out many dings small and large this way.

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Old 12-10-2013, 03:04 PM   #7
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I take my wheel off and remove the tire, then i put the rime in a big ass vice and apply pressure at the bent out lip, while applying some heat with a torch.
Straightened out many dings small and large this way.
+1 works like a charm
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Old 12-10-2013, 03:26 PM   #8
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+1 works like a charm
With the earlier Behr front rim it's soft enough I was able to "message" several smaller flat spots with a 5 lg. rubber coated dumbbell, which had better close proximity impact leverage then my rubber mallet.

But at a certain point I switched out that rim for the stock SE 1.85mm DID Dirt Star. It relaced to my hub reusing the stock spokes just fine. Just an FYI.
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Old 12-10-2013, 03:32 PM   #9
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But at a certain point I switched out that rim for the stock SE 1.85mm DID Dirt Star. It relaced to my hub reusing the stock spokes just fine. Just an FYI.
+1 - That Dirt Star SE rim is a tough SOB and works great on an ADV.
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:13 PM   #10
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Did you take it off before you beat on it?

Mine's not bent much.
I took it off, and the tire off too. Only takes about a half hour to strip it that far and makes it a ton easier to pound on.
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:38 PM   #11
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A stock SE wheel does wonders on the ADV. easy lace up, and pretty damn tough.
I'm not so sure about heating a wheel, if you heat Alu you will soften it up,. making it much easier to be bent again in the future.
I cant remember the last time I had a round wheel on my bike, Oh ya I do, it lasted for about an hr after I put on the Se wheel. Some things just aren't worth worrying about.
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:14 PM   #12
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if its not bad just go ride it. It will bend more and again. check your spokes are tight. if you are only going to ride street and it bad I would change it. the more you bend them back, the weaker it will get. I would not put heat to it. that my .02
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:23 PM   #13
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Do you have a flat spot or is it out of true? If it's a truing issue it can be fixed with a spoke wrench.
No it's true. It's a little flat spot.

I cant' spin the wheel very well because the brakes are dragging, another thing I have to fix.:loll

Thanks.
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:48 AM   #14
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Yeah tell me about it, its my 3 rd dirtstar rim bent on my superenduro in 3 years.Next i will have have to fork out the cash and go with a woodys version.
On the pavement it feel like i got and oval wheel in front the front ends jumps.
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:25 PM   #15
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After the stock one was hammered I got the 1.60 from Woody's, best money I've spent
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