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post #1 of 5 Old 04-29-2010, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone know a good place to get some, preferably here in Canada? But if he got to go south of the border he will.

I have a friend of mine who just bought a Ninja 650R and was told the rim had a small bend in the lip, little did he know the rim was straight. $600 for a new one

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-29-2010, 02:52 PM
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if it's just the lip that's bent. you can hammer it back into place. or take the tire off and heat up the area of the lip that's bent slowly and patiently hammer it back.... i believe the rims are either steel or cast iron which is the norm. knowing kawi and that they like to be difficult by doing everything different, might have alum rims. i cant remember though.

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There are shops that can fix rims even if broken right in half. I had my front one fixed two years ago. It was just a small bend.Cost was about $150 and that includes re-painting it. i am sure there would be a place that can do it in St. John's.

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Anyone know a good place to get some, preferably here in Canada? But if he got to go south of the border he will.

I have a friend of mine who just bought a Ninja 650R and was told the rim had a small bend in the lip, little did he know the rim was straight. $600 for a new one

Thanks

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post #4 of 5 Old 04-29-2010, 05:18 PM
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I hit a pot hole so hard once, it bent the lip on both front and rear rims. The rims were still straight so the wheel shop were able to fix both of them. It was very cheap to get them fixed.

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post #5 of 5 Old 04-29-2010, 05:30 PM
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They had an episode of Trucks where they refurbished a wrecked truck, the wheel was bent and gouged and they said they took it to a shop in Nashville and for under 100 bucks the wheel looked brand new when they were done with it.

There has to be shops up north that can do the same thing with MC Wheels.....

Look in the phone book, or search the internet.

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