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Tarz483 Tarz483
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
So as the title says
Can MX wheels be fixed or do they have to be Replaced ? Photo

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mb mb
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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Tarz483 Tarz483
5/4/2018 7:39 AM
mb wrote:

Any flat spots or cracks? ...more

No flat spots or cracks that I see

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tempura tempura
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.

"Nothing happens until something moves"

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5/4/2018 8:50 AM

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

"Shifting gears and passing queers" GL

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Spydee Spydee
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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mxb2 mxb2
5/4/2018 9:01 AM

Why would anyone ruin a ...more

Ask a quad rider lol.

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lostboy819 lostboy819
5/4/2018 4:57 PM

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

Ed Johnson

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mikec265 mikec265
5/4/2018 5:12 PM

Why would anyone ruin a ...more

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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disbanded disbanded
5/4/2018 5:51 PM

Turn that second 6 upside down, bro.

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YamahaJT1 YamahaJT1
5/4/2018 5:57 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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holeshot100 holeshot100
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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scooterwhipmoore scooterwhipmoore
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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