Bent rim

5 replies to this topic
  • tk421

Posted August 26, 2002 - 12:27 PM


Had too much fun on the WR this morning, bent the front rim good. :) Where’s the best place to get a new one?

[ August 26, 2002, 03:28 PM: Message edited by: tk421 ]

  • keith

Posted August 26, 2002 - 05:00 PM


i just bought an excel rim and they have changed the holes, so i had to buy an excel spoke kit. excel is now in the spoke business. i brought the hub and rim to buchanan's,(626)969-4655. they stock blank excel rims and can drill them to fit any model. i wish i had known this before i ordered the rim and spoke kit. the excel spoke kits have the aluminum splined nipples. i have heard that these can crack. anyways they set me up with the right spokes and nipples to build a wheel that looks like the stock one. any one want to buy a set of 18" spokes and nipples for a yz/yzf?

  • tk421

Posted August 26, 2002 - 06:32 PM


Thanks Keith, I’ll give Buchanan's a call.

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  • Dougie

Posted August 27, 2002 - 09:49 PM


See if you can get it fixed first. I just had my street bike rim re-straightened from .300 back to .015. And it was a mag wheel. The place I took it did spoke wheels also which he said is much easier.

  • jwriott

Posted September 13, 2002 - 05:27 AM


Try Woody's Wheel Works in Littleton Colorado. They can do wonders with wheels. I don't have the number but if you can't find it off the net, I'll look it up for you.


  • yznvegas

Posted September 13, 2002 - 06:55 AM


Like the other guys said, if it's not tacoed it might be able to be trued back to within specs.


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