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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-28-2017, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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Bent My Rear Rim....@1%&!

I was out cleaning off the bike this morning and found that I have destroyed my rear rim. I think I hit a pot hole a ways back. Glad I was not stranded. Anyway, I need a new rim for my 2014 ZX14R, anybody have a take off or advice on where to purchase a new rim? Thanks ahead of time...Ap
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Friggin potholes around here are scary, glad your OK. A bit of rain and the road goes to shit ... can't help with the rim but I'm sure you can find one on ebay in CA from a parts scraper. I'm only driving the Sequoia until the streets get patched up.

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If you win the super lotto or sell the boat get these:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BST-Carbon-F...lVc4xM&vxp=mtr

if not: free shipping

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Besides a brand one, trying to find a shop that can try and straighten it out if possible or second hand one online would work as well.



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Besides a brand one, trying to find a shop that can try and straighten it out if possible or second hand one online would work as well.
We have a shop locally (St, Louis) that can straighten some rims, depending upon how badly they are bent.

A friend hit s 4x4 on the Interstate and bent both rims. The front was too phucked and had to be replaced, but they straightened the rear. Neither one lost air after the incident, amazingly. I popped the tires off for him and then remounted and re-balanced them on the straightened rear and new front.

Apogee, how did you manage to hit a pothole with the rear and not the front first? In the case of the 4x4, the front wheel took most of the damage.

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We have a shop locally (St, Louis) that can straighten some rims, depending upon how badly they are bent.

A friend hit s 4x4 on the Interstate and bent both rims. The front was too phucked and had to be replaced, but they straightened the rear. Neither one lost air after the incident, amazingly. I popped the tires off for him and then remounted and re-balanced them on the straightened rear and new front.

Apogee, how did you manage to hit a pothole with the rear and not the front first? In the case of the 4x4, the front wheel took most of the damage.
That my friend is a great observation. it was nighttime on an unlit back road. I was going around a left hand corner and at the very last moment I was able to steer the front wheel around the outside edge but had to stay going left and pow the rear wheel dropped into the pothole. It was quite abrupt but I did not think it damaged anything. I rode the seventy-five miles back home and put the bike away, not discovering the damage until I went out to clean the machine... Partzilla wants $700 and change for a OEM wheel P/N 41073-0574-18F
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I bent a rim once and went to the municipal building of our town and they paid for it.
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That my friend is a great observation. it was nighttime on an unlit back road. I was going around a left hand corner and at the very last moment I was able to steer the front wheel around the outside edge but had to stay going left and pow the rear wheel dropped into the pothole. It was quite abrupt but I did not think it damaged anything. I rode the seventy-five miles back home and put the bike away, not discovering the damage until I went out to clean the machine... Partzilla wants $700 and change for a OEM wheel P/N 41073-0574-18F

14R rims are a bit pricier on Fleabay due to slightly lighter weight than older 14 rims, but fronts are usually more expensive than rears, since they usually take the brunt of accidents etc. and are in shorter supply. If it's still holding air and doesn't shake like a paint mixer, it's probably ok to run it until you get a replacement. My buddy couldn't go over 50 without his vibrating, especially in front.

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^^^ true. I once had both rims slightly bent on my CBR 1000RR after hitting two consecutive lumps on a highway and it held up fine. No air escaped and they didn't have any shake whatsoever.



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Well it really was my fault. I forgot to add air to both tires after taking out air when I took the bike to the track (track tech check).



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14R rims are a bit pricier on Fleabay due to slightly lighter weight than older 14 rims, but fronts are usually more expensive than rears, since they usually take the brunt of accidents etc. and are in shorter supply. If it's still holding air and doesn't shake like a paint mixer, it's probably ok to run it until you get a replacement. My buddy couldn't go over 50 without his vibrating, especially in front.
No vibration at all, but I don't think I like the idea of knowingly operating a killer death machine with a defect..It is a down gripe as far as I am concerned. I looked on Fleabay and they have far more front rims than rear, and the rears they have are either bent or messed up in some way. If I cannot find something soon I will have to bite the bullet and get a new OEM rim from Partzilla for $700 and change. Almost enough to make an insurance claim but not worth that mess at this point.
A side note: A guy on a HD was cruising down our local street on Sunday when another dude in a Toyota Pickup truck all decorated out with Purple Heart and pro veteran stuff made a left in front of the guy on the HD and killed him. That is how quick it happens..........



BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield Police say that one man has died after a motorcycle and a truck collided near the intersection of White Lane and Lily Drive in southwest Bakersfield.

The crash happened around 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoon; the driver of the motorcycle was transported to a hospital with major injuries where he later died.

The condition of the truck driver is not known, but they are cooperating with the investigation according to police.

BPD also said that both eastbound and westbound lanes of White Lane will be closed until 6 p.m.

At this time, police do not believe that drugs, alcohol or speed were factors in the crash.

[B]Then there was this guy on a crotch rocket where a car made a left in front of him too three days ago on the same road just a little further down. [/B

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The man killed in a motorcycle crash Wednesday night near Hughes Lane and White Lane was identified by the Kern County Coroner's Office as 37-year old Anthony Lee Singh.

Singh was driving a motorcycle in the 3800 block of Hughes Lane when he collided with a car.

Singh was transported to Kern Medical Center, where he later died.

Bakersfield Police said no one else was injured.
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No vibration at all, but I don't think I like the idea of knowingly operating a killer death machine with a defect.
Have to agree with that assessment.... I found these links...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/13-14-15-16-...-/142095537352 $335 on the buy it now option...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/06-11-KAWASA...-/381917318414 This one is way cheaper and has a tire on it....


http://www.ebay.com/itm/2011-06-11-K...-/381912412260


Seems there are a few on ebay right now... lot better than 700 bucks on a new one...ouch... good luck..


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here is another link to the master search page.... several here for sale...

http://www.ebay.com/bhp/zx14-wheels
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Unless there is a big chunk broken out, someone locally should be able to easily straighten the rim and refinish it for very little money. These things are just painted over aluminum so, there is little complexity to this.

I'm likely going to get a gen 1 14 wheel for drag racing. They fit as well, even if they are a bit heavier and uglier.

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Unless there is a big chunk broken out, someone locally should be able to easily straighten the rim and refinish it for very little money. These things are just painted over aluminum so, there is little complexity to this.

I'm likely going to get a gen 1 14 wheel for drag racing. They fit as well, even if they are a bit heavier and uglier.
Metal worked aluminum is probably fine for some people, just not me. I ordered a new OEM rim..$700.33 delivered from Partzilla. I have a slightly bent rear rim for sale....Ap
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So I got the new $700.44 cents from Partzilla and having a "No Mar" tire changer got busy and changed out the rim. Put a ninety degree valve stem in place and balanced out the tire. I cleaned everything I could get at back their and reassembled the bike. When I went to the front rim to clean it I found that the front rim is bent also. Partzilla wants $650.75 cents for a rim. This tears it for me. I have notified my insurance company and am taking out a claim. Here are pics of the damage and the new rim..Ap



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Damn man that sucks ! Shit it looks like you didn't hit a pothole but more like a CRATER! The rear bent rim looks much worse than the front. Front looks fixable though.



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I was amazed when only the rear wheel was bent. Unless the machine is broadsliding through a turn or has a wheel in the air, it's highly unlikely you could hit a hole with one wheel and not the other.

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Glad you are ok,
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