Pics of Bent Rim

6 replies to this topic
  • Coastie3202

Posted April 15, 2008 - 05:16 PM


Attached are some pics of the slight bend to my front rim. Please take a look and let me know if it is anything to worry about. The straight in bend is between the tape marks. The rim is not bent laterally. Seems I may have hit something straight on.

Thanks for your opinion.

  • Markopolo400

Posted April 15, 2008 - 05:30 PM


IMO, that's nothing to worry about.

In fact, my 400 has a bigger dent in the front rim, and I've been racing with it for quite a while with no problems.

  • Slinkyman16

Posted April 15, 2008 - 06:23 PM


wow i couldnt really see anything.. i have buddies riding on rims more screwed up then that.

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  • crfrider189

Posted April 15, 2008 - 06:26 PM


doesnt look bad.

  • DeeCee

Posted April 15, 2008 - 07:36 PM


I agree with Markopolo, this is not a major issue at all. If you did change your rim you would not notice any difference. Also looking at your picture, I see the tyre is compensating for some or all of the dent. If you spin the wheel I doubt you will see any major deflection in the tyre.

Bottom line, leave it alone.

  • USED YZ426F

Posted April 16, 2008 - 06:09 AM


Agreed. There just isn't enough there to worry about. You probably hit a root or rock straight on at speed and did that.

  • Aka.Goose

Posted April 16, 2008 - 10:21 AM


Completely normal thing to happen...Doesn't look bad...
But if there is easily noticable wobble in it while spun on the stand, then I'd be slightly more concerned...

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