Dented Rim Repair?



5 replies to this topic
  • tctrailrider

Posted July 16, 2003 - 05:45 AM

#1

My sons bike has a root dent on one side of the rear rim. It bows out about 1/8 inch. Looking for repair suggestions, hammer, heat etc. Rim is is in good condition and runs true. Aluminum rim on a KDX. Thanks

  • thumperfamily

Posted July 16, 2003 - 04:21 PM

#2

me to, me to, somebody tell us?

  • Indy_WR450

Posted July 16, 2003 - 04:27 PM

#3

Not repairable. Aluminum is really sensitive to being reshaped after damage. If you bend it back it will be really weak and possibly break while riding. :)

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  • msgbean

Posted July 16, 2003 - 06:05 PM

#4

I don't know how badly it is bent but it is safest to use a press to push them out. I have also used a hammer against an anvle with no problems also.

  • Dutch

Posted July 17, 2003 - 05:25 AM

#5

Do a online searce for motorcycle rim repair and you will find there are lots of folks making a living repairing rims. The trick to repairing the rim is to use a similar force that it took to bend the rim to repair it. Protecting the hub and the opposite face of the rim, I put a piece of plywood down on the cement floor of my garage and use a large hammer with an oak 2x4 against the rim. With a little practice you will make it as good as new, (and just as strong).

  • tctrailrider

Posted July 17, 2003 - 01:05 PM

#6

Dutch, Thanks thats the answer I was hoping for.




 
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