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post #1 of 27 Old 08-26-2008, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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Unhappy '02 919 found pothole = bent rims

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On the way to work this morning I found myself getting off of the highway and hit a pothole while I was turning. I guess I was lucky I didnt lay it down, but it did end up bending the front rim and possible the back. I do know that there is a small gash in the rear tire though. Once I get home tonight I will have to take a look at it further.

So anyway - I am looking for a front rim or some advise if it can be bent back. I am almost scared to ride the bike with the gash in the rear tire. The worst part is they are brand new tires.

I will post some pictures tonight to give you guys a visual.

Thanks, Matt

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post #2 of 27 Old 08-26-2008, 09:20 AM
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A similar mishap happened to me a short while ago, but only my front rim was damaged. You can find the 919 rear rims on Ebay often, but the 919 front rims are a little more elusive. Straightening is an option, or you can be like me and use this as an opportunity to go for the six spoke setup.

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Link to 9nineteens cbr600 front cbr900 rear rim conversion: Look at posts 11 and 19 in particular.

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Good to see you maintained control. Now, like jeff says, upgrade time! Nice winter project.

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I had a mishap with a curb on my old Nighthawk S and put a little divot in the rim similar to Jeff's. Rode it for 11 years after that and never even checked the air pressure.

Young and stupid but no harm done.

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The worst part is that the best time of the year to ride in the Rockies is here. Have a big trip planned in a few weeks. I am thinking I would like to find a used rim to start and then upgrade this winter.

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I had damaged my front rim about 2 years ago. Hardly even noticible by looking at it, but shook at high speed. I brought it in and got it fixed at a wheel repair shop. I know a lot of guys frown upon it but they do a great job. You can bring your rim there in two peices and they can fix it. A small bend is nothing. Not only it get fix but the rim gets repainted and tire rebalanced. Worth it if you ask me.

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Pictures of Damage

Finally got pictures of the rims. Ended up bending the front and rear rim, put a cut in the rear tire, bubble in the rear tire, and it broke the under frame exhaust mount as far as I can tell. I cant believe that hitting a pothole did all of this.

Rear Tire
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Front Tire
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Exhaust Mount
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Yikes! Glad you're OK!
With all of the 'upgradin' going on, maybe there are a few guys here that would part with their originals?? (Just a thought).

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Matthew, come clean, what really happened to that bike? You ain't been watching the Jack A$$ Show have you???

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Those can easily be fix for a few hundred bucks if you can find replacements.

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sorry to hear about the pot hole. Glad your ok, but good luck finding your new rims. Go ahead and switch to something new. Like 6 spokes

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post #12 of 27 Old 08-27-2008, 06:17 AM
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Evel "Matt" Knievel, You sure that was a Pothole or the Royal Gorge? Call the DOT an ask them to install ramps for your next attempt!
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Hahaha - same thing my father said... I think I would have been fine if I would have hit it straight on and would have seen it coming, but I was behind a car and it was in the center of the lane getting off of I-25 during rush hour. I am going to get pictures of the "royal gorge" tonight on my way home. I feel like an idiot. I have been riding for 15 years on and off road something as simple as this causes all that damage.

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Call your DOT and see if they will help you in getting replacments - Ive seen several cases where a few phone calls can get this fixed - without anything out of pocket !

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jeez lets see a pic of this pot hole. but dont fall into it when you take the pics you might never get out.. Hehe

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I talked to a CDOT rep regarding claims and apparently they are aware that there is a pothole there.... Thats about as far as I got before I got another phone number.. I can see this is going to be a blast. Might as well just buy the parts and get her back on the street.

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Wasn't this one was it?

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Quote:
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Wasn't this one was it?

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Hahaha... Funny guys... Thanks for the uplifting humor.

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Seriously though, good luck dealing with the powers that be

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matt, if it helps with your perspective, this could just as easily have killed you.

alive and $500 poorer? oh well !

and come now, that HAD to have been one HECK of a wallop !
lose any fillings?

any teeth ?!?

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Hey Matt! How did it sound? I know when I trashed my rim it sounded like an aluminum bat hitting a brick wall. The sound of suspension and metal crying.


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Well, it definitely had that "oh $h!t" sound. Once I got the bars to quit slapping my knees, I had that sinking feeling that I was going to be buying parts, but also had that thank god feeling that the idiot behind me wasnt currently figuring out whether to back up or go forward to get my leg out of his Audi A4..

Thanks for the input guys, good to know people have been there. And correct, better to not be hurt. I will try and snag a picture of it on the way home tonight.

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You should really look into the 6-spoke upgrade. I just scored my CBR900rr rear rim last night on Ebay. It only cost $26 plus shipping!

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How hard is it to do the 6 spoke cbr900 wheel. What years fit

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Very easy for the rear wheel, a simple bolt-on swap. The CBR900rr front is a 16", so a CBR600 F3 is used there instead. Refer to post 2 from this thread and you'll see a link to a very informative thread containing posts by another member (9nineteen).

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if matt finds c-f blackstone tech rims for $150 on ebay, i'm going to scream. (matt, this pain in the butt could turn out to be a blessing)

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