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Offline RoadWarrior1978

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Wonky wheel.
« on: November 14, 2018, 06:28:57 PM »
After having ridden my 2017 post collection from the dealer I noticed a small amount of vibe from the front wheel,  I checked the balance and further inspection revealed its got bend in the rim.

I've tried to pull it straight with some careful adjustment of the spokes but it's just to far gone to get it perfectly true,  what do you think my chances are of getting the dealer to replace it, or any places where I can have it repaired.

The price of a complete new wheel is prohibitive and just a rim is barely any cheaper.

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Re: Wonky wheel.
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2018, 06:56:11 PM »
My rear ( wheel) is wonky on my 17/cx and I got dealer to look at it and they said it was within tolerance. ?

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Re: Wonky wheel.
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2018, 07:00:50 PM »
I wonder what the run out tolerance is? I've got mine down to about 5mm from 10ish.

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Re: Wonky wheel.
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2018, 10:40:36 PM »
Why can't they just re-true it? Wouldn't that work?
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Re: Wonky wheel.
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2018, 10:44:12 PM »
*Originally Posted by Icy [+]
Why can't they just re-true it? Wouldn't that work?

I've tried myself but it's simply to bad  :003:

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Re: Wonky wheel.
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2018, 02:00:57 PM »
Typical run-out tolerances for a spoked wheel can be as much as 3mm TIR radially and axially (side to side).
If a modern motorcycle rim is out of round (i.e. kinked) it is not practical to try to pull it straight with the spokes. The 'right' way to do it is to dismantle the wheel, press (NOT hammer) the rim to the correct shape, the reassemble.

Spoke adjustment should be used only to centre the rim. It is important that the spokes are equally tensioned to share the loads evenly.


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Re: Wonky wheel.
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2018, 02:16:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by PTwizz [+]
Typical run-out tolerances for a spoked wheel can be as much as 3mm TIR radially and axially (side to side).
If a modern motorcycle rim is out of round (i.e. kinked) it is not practical to try to pull it straight with the spokes. The 'right' way to do it is to dismantle the wheel, press (NOT hammer) the rim to the correct shape, the reassemble.

Spoke adjustment should be used only to centre the rim. It is important that the spokes are equally tensioned to share the loads evenly.

Thanks, I'll be taking a trip back to the dealer to have a chat.

 


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