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post #21 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 03:02 PM
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Some of these aluminum wheels as of late, look as if they bend much easier then the original aluminum wheels put on motorcycles.

They must be making these new wheels lighter these days.
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They shave weight all the time to be able to add electronics and other goodies without becoming a barge and to approach a track bike weight for the street. Sometimes they go too far and light and thin with components. Suzuki has been doing this for years with their GSXR line. A lighter wheel is better for performance, but light cast wheels, have minuses as well. Too bad they don't make forged wheels common to bring the pricing down. Every bike that I've owned with just 3 spoke wheels have been very susceptible to damage, no matter how old the bike was. Multi-spoke wheels are stronger, but not infallible. Ford with their bragging of losing 700lbs with their aluminum F150 is playing games as well. They did that to keep the truck within a gross vehicle weight rating and be able to add all the gizmos and creature comforts that buyers seem to want to have. Sorry for the topic wandering.
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They shave weight all the time to be able to add electronics and other goodies without becoming a barge and to approach a track bike weight for the street. Sometimes they go too far and light and thin with components. Suzuki has been doing this for years with their GSXR line. A lighter wheel is better for performance, but light cast wheels, have minuses as well. Too bad they don't make forged wheels common to bring the pricing down. Every bike that I've owned with just 3 spoke wheels have been very susceptible to damage, no matter how old the bike was. Multi-spoke wheels are stronger, but not infallible. Ford with their bragging of losing 700lbs with their aluminum F150 is playing games as well. They did that to keep the truck within a gross vehicle weight rating and be able to add all the gizmos and creature comforts that buyers seem to want to have. Sorry for the topic wandering.
Big fan of aluminum truck bodies. But I live in a state which dumps salt on the road whenever a weather forecaster even mentions the word "snow". All of the load-bearing assemblies are still steel.

What's interesting to me is the fact that KTM is using a steel frame for their new MotoGP bike. There are some advantages to a tube frame, but I know Ducati struggled with manufacturing tolerances. Maybe KTM has new methods.
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Are the stock wheels forged? Heating and reforming a forged wheel can cause it to become brittle.

I'd buy a used wheel.


They are cast....as are almost all OEM wheels these days.
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If the place is reputable, use them. No harm in getting a wheel straightened if done correctly. It's not going to explode on you...no need to be so dang paranoid. Cast wheels are repaired all the time with no issues.
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One of my friends bent 2 wheels (inside lip) on their car w/pot holes (neither leaked). We banged one back into shape. The other cracked apart on the first whack (oh yah, deflate the tires first!!! We did luckily!!) Still driving on the "repaired" one. They were puckered like your pics.
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One of my friends bent 2 wheels (inside lip) on their car w/pot holes (neither leaked). We banged one back into shape. The other cracked apart on the first whack (oh yah, deflate the tires first!!! We did luckily!!) Still driving on the "repaired" one. They were puckered like your pics.


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Thanks for all the feedbacks. For now, I'll get it fixed at the shop and when I'll find a wheel for an affordable price I'll get a new one...

900 is definitely waaaay too much money.


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