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Bent wheel

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Tech Talk' started by Razor, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. Razor

    Razor Member

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    Is it really possible to bend a rear rim on a softail by hitting a pothole? Did this ever happen to anyone?
  2. FLHTbiker

    FLHTbiker Moderator Staff Member

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    Anything is possible, how did you hit a pole with the rear wheel.
  3. Razor

    Razor Member

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    I hit a hole in the road. In PA we refer to them as potholes.
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    FLHTbiker Moderator Staff Member

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    Must have been one big deep pothole to bend a rim. We also refer to them as potholes. Those big enough to cause damage to a rim would be called a pole hole or a crater.
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    Yep it's possible
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    Not yet...But I know some people that have...
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    Check the tire for damage, likely has internal damage you might not see. Bum must be pretty sore too!
  8. hotroadking

    hotroadking Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dented the front rim on my Heritage, rode it that way for 10 years,
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    FLHTbiker Moderator Staff Member

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    I suppose if you damaged it bad enough your bead seal could be bad as well. Wonder how fast you hit that crater.
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    Replace wheel and tire !


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    I would, too.

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