Can Rims Be Straitened?

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5/4/2018 7:29 AM

Title pretty much says it all
I recently got a 1999 YZ125
Which I haven ridden other than up and down the street .
I broke the throttle cable and haven't had a chance to fix it yet .
Any way white it was on the stand I spun the front wheel a noticed otd bent wobbles side to side
Than I tried the rear and it is bent also
But not as much as the front
The front is bent a little more than I'm comfortable with
Riding
So as the title says
Can MX wheels be fixed or do they have to be Replaced ? Photo

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5/4/2018 7:33 AM

Any flat spots or cracks? I would try truing it before buying a new one.

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5/4/2018 7:39 AM

mb wrote:

Any flat spots or cracks? I would try truing it before buying a new one.

Thanks
No flat spots or cracks that I see

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5/4/2018 8:43 AM

By tensioning the opposing spokes to the bend, they can be trued quite well, if the bend isn't too severe.
Best to remove the tire and have a good inspection of the wheel anyway, before you start jumping obstacles.

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"Nothing happens until something moves"

5/4/2018 8:50 AM

Why would anyone ruin a nice bike with spoke skins.......

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"Shifting gears and passing queers" GL

5/4/2018 8:53 AM

Probably to draw attention away from the bent rims?

You sure you're not confusing bent rims with the fact they aren't trued properly?

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5/4/2018 9:01 AM

JOE_SPROCKETS#1 wrote:

Why would anyone ruin a nice bike with spoke skins.......

Ask a quad rider lol.

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5/4/2018 4:57 PM

Get a good spoke wrench and true the wheel, several you tube videos that will show you how.

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Ed Johnson

5/4/2018 5:12 PM

JOE_SPROCKETS#1 wrote:

Why would anyone ruin a nice bike with spoke skins.......

mxb2 wrote:

Ask a quad rider lol.

Last bike I bought from a quad rider had every bolt over tightened.... except the spokes were never tightened. Hubs were junk from loose spoke wear. Warp9 to the rescue!

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5/4/2018 5:51 PM

Turn that second 6 upside down, bro.

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5/4/2018 5:57 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/4/2018 6:02 PM

Oh my. I surrender. A member of nearly 9 Nine years... Done with Vital. See y'all on the other side.

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5/4/2018 7:08 PM

Ask George

If you have never trued a wheel, just bring it to a shop and have a qualified person do it. If you just have side to side movement and very little or no "up and down" movement it can be trued. You could actually ruin the rim not knowing what you are doing.

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5/4/2018 7:29 PM

It's a yamaha! solution.....Pour generous amounts of high octane fuel over the entire bike, Set on fire, Problem fixed.

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