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Feb 9th 2017, 02:17 PM   #1
 
  Aug 2016
  Eugene, Or

Wheel rash - Keep or replace?

OK guys.. My front wheel is straight but the lip has some nasty road rash..

Safe but ugly or toss and replace?



Super mega large version
http://i.imgur.com/FkgETCz.jpg

before anyone asked.. I know the right rotor is cracked.. I have a new pair of rotors for it.

Edited by sschering on Feb 9th 2017 at 02:20 PM
Feb 9th 2017, 03:25 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Kirkland, WA

  '15 675R
Hard to see with all the glare. If you want to be really safe about it, and you probably should, you need to pull the tire off and check the inside of the rim's lip. If it's undamaged where the tire's bead seats onto the rim, it's "safe but ugly" as you put it.
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Feb 9th 2017, 04:45 PM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
that much rashing has most likely affected the structural integrity of the wheel...unless you never plan on hitting above speed limit speeds you should really consider replacing it...if the brake rotor broke there could very likely be undetectable micro cracks in that wheel too...lean over hard into a corner on that side and CCRRRAACCCK..not something you want to hear or experience would be my guess...
Feb 9th 2017, 05:23 PM   #4
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  Feb 2016
  Shelton (little Arakansas)

I'd toss it and get a replacement off eBay.
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Feb 10th 2017, 04:13 AM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Ferndale Washington

  ZX10-R GSXR 600 Track Bike
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Originally Posted by BarryMcCockener
I'd toss it and get a replacement off eBay.
Ditto......
Feb 10th 2017, 06:35 AM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  welches, Oregon

  2008 Kawasaki Versys (Sylvester), 1972 Suzuki RV90 (vanvan), 1981 Honda TwinStar (Bobber),yamaha 225
i personaly (not always the best idea but always the cheapest)
would pump up the tire to a high psi (like to its max rated psi) let it sit for a day or two and check for any pressure loss, if none sharpie or rattle can it and call it good =p
(also maybe check its balance if you can do so)

again just what i would do, what you do is really up to you
Feb 10th 2017, 08:13 AM   #7
 
  Aug 2016
  Eugene, Or

Thanks guys.. $75-$100 is cheep insurance.. I'll find a new one.
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Feb 23rd 2017, 10:39 AM   #8
 
  Aug 2016
  Eugene, Or

New wheel acquired.. It came with a 80% tread Pilot power on it. Bonus, I don't have to pay for a tire swap or worry about what damage was done to the old tire.
Feb 23rd 2017, 12:43 PM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  Kirkland, WA

  Kawasaki ZX-14
If you determine the old wheel is serviceable, recommend keeping it. Before I had two rear wheels, I'd have a tire with two thousand or so miles remaining on it, and would need to replace it because it wouldn't last for a multi-day ride of three thousand or so miles. Now, by swapping back and forth between rear wheels, I'm able to use up tires locally that wouldn't suffice for a long multi-day ride. After I wear it out locally, I mount a fresh tire for the next multi-day ride.

Oops, just realized you have a damaged FRONT, rather than a REAR wheel. The above recommendation is still valid for a rear wheel; not so much for a front wheel.

Edited by MarvTravis on Feb 23rd 2017 at 07:40 PM Reason: Noticed it's a FRONT, rather than a REAR wheel.
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