18 RMZ 450 do I need a new wheel hub?

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8/1/2020 6:45 PM

Had a bad crash a couple months back and someone ran over my front wheel. Figured I just had a bent rotor. Rotor was still dragging on a particular part of the rotor.

I now see that the mounting point for the rotor is bent inwards, causing the rotor to flex in as I tighten.

It spins freely when I take that rotor screw out.

Is there anyway I can heat this up and bend it back? Or should I just get a new hub? Or send it to Dubya? grin

Also do you think I can temporarily ride with 3 loctite rotor screws? I’m just your average C class rider. unsure

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8/1/2020 6:56 PM

Replace it.

Paw Paw

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8/2/2020 6:19 PM

Paw Paw wrote:

Replace it.

Paw Paw

I found a whole complete 2018 wheel with a tire for $260 on eBay!

I think that will be the move for me instead of paying $250 for a trick hub unsure

Thanks for the advice Paw Paw, though I’m not gonna lie, I probably will do a couple rides on it before I move to another state next month pinch

I will look to replace it within the next month

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8/5/2020 8:53 AM

Watch that stress fracture right near the spoke bed if you do ride it. Hubs take a lot of stress and that could end very badly for you if the front wheel disintegrates.

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Braaapin' aint easy.

8/6/2020 4:31 AM

Falcon wrote:

Watch that stress fracture right near the spoke bed if you do ride it. Hubs take a lot of stress and that could end very badly for you if the front wheel disintegrates.

I actually called FasterUSA and they talked me out of it laughing

Ordered a new front hub, it’ll be here Tuesday and I’ll ride next weekend. Not worth getting hurt in a dumb way. Especially before relocating and stuff. cool

Thanks for the tip though smile

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