Author Topic: Bent both wheels clipping a curb and two flats too.  (Read 1781 times)

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    Bent both wheels clipping a curb and two flats too.
    on: Jun 24, 2020, 05.11 pm
    Jun 24, 2020, 05.11 pm
    Yep did something stupid and clipped a curb, both wheels bent at a spoke and ended up with two flats.  After waiting for a wrecker that never showed and no one else available I rode 10 miles home at 25MPH.  Tires were hot of course as you would expect.  No additional damage to the rims/wheels.  Fragile rims these are but in any case, I dont have a center stand, how do you guys raise the front (I do have the crash bars that look like a potential spot) and raise the rear.  Will buy new rims and relace them on.

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    Re: Bent both wheels clipping a curb and two flats too.
    Reply #1 on: Jun 24, 2020, 07.31 pm
    Jun 24, 2020, 07.31 pm
    Not sure if this will help or not, but it may be worth a look:
    https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/how-to-lift-your-motorcycle

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    Re: Bent both wheels clipping a curb and two flats too.
    Reply #2 on: Jun 24, 2020, 09.43 pm
    Jun 24, 2020, 09.43 pm
    Hi yeah this isnt exactly what I need so I would say its more CT specific on how to raise the rear with single sided swingarm and the front.

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    Re: Bent both wheels clipping a curb and two flats too.
    Reply #3 on: Jun 24, 2020, 10.30 pm
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    Small scissorlift.
    I have this one with extended axle supperts to go past the exhaust to the engine.
    https://valkenpower.com/motorfiets-uitrusting/motorliften/minilift-500kg.html



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    Re: Bent both wheels clipping a curb and two flats too.
    Reply #4 on: Jun 25, 2020, 12.46 am
    Jun 25, 2020, 12.46 am
    Thanks for that. Looks like a good option for the rear how about lifting the front.

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    Re: Bent both wheels clipping a curb and two flats too.
    Reply #5 on: Jun 25, 2020, 09.08 am
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    I can screw an eyebold in the ground to hook a strap on.

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    Re: Bent both wheels clipping a curb and two flats too.
    Reply #6 on: Jun 25, 2020, 02.53 pm
    Jun 25, 2020, 02.53 pm
    Before you buy new rims, check out Woody's Wheel works in Denver. They most likely can repair your rims and get things done right to get back on the road. I would compare costs between them and replacement parts and labor.

    https://woodyswheelworks.com/
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    Re: Bent both wheels clipping a curb and two flats too.
    Reply #7 on: Jun 25, 2020, 03.47 pm
    Jun 25, 2020, 03.47 pm
    Thanks for pointing that out.  They are cracked at one of the spoke holes.  I can get new rims for 400 for the pair.

     



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