Originally Posted by Hotboppincat
That must have been some pot hole to do that amount of damage! And we think our roads in the UK are bad!!! Sorry if I sounded patronising, that was not the intention, if you are an engineer then the work is acheivable, but the original rim may still cause a risk in the future, as the other guys stated. My Uncle rebuilds classic bike wheels (he used to do it for a living, he had his own business), unfortunately I never mastered the art, but now I have a Thruxton with spokes, it looks like I will need to pay them some attention once in a while. Best of luck.
No issue Hotbbincat, all advice taken with thanks. The roads here in Malaysia are generally very good, but during the rainy season the amount of rain is mind boggling, this was in the city, and I didn't see as I'd just come from a tunnel into bright sunshine.
As for keeping an eye on your thruxton, in theory I'd say don't sweat, I've been riding for 36 years mostly on spoked wheels, till this incident I've never even had a loose spoke. I'd have to say I wonder of the quality of the wheels, they appear rather thin... I'd also say that with the ever increasing width of rear tires it is enevitable that the outer reaches of the rim are week simply because there is little support out there. Still it was a deep hole, with basically shear sides, so paying more attention is the best avoidence. Having some forming blocks made up now for a try at repair at the weekend.