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Coastie3202

Pics of Bent Rim

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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.

http://picasaweb.google.com/Coastie3202/YZ450F/photo#5189645126455377122

http://picasaweb.google.com/Coastie3202/YZ450F/photo#5189645160815115522

http://picasaweb.google.com/Coastie3202/YZ450F/photo#5189645195174853922

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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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