AS­SESS­ING RIM DAM­AGE AND RIM RE­PAIR

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6, 7, 8. Once you are get­ting close to where you feel the rim is straight, you can add a small piece of flat steel to help make a larger flat area, still heat­ing the area you are try­ing to re­pair. At some points you might have to push down fairly hard on the other end of the wheel to coun­ter­act the force from the press. 9, 10, 11. As you can see, we were able to get this rim back into fairly good con­di­tion. You will still most likely have a small flat spot that is man­age­able. Flat spots are pretty much im­pos­si­ble to re­move. You can now true the wheel ei­ther on a wheel stand or in­stalling it on your mo­tor­cy­cle and us­ing an in­di­ca­tor that you can at­tach to the mo­tor­cy­cle. A lit­tle duct tape and marker/pen­cil/straw—just about any­thing that won’t scratch your rim will work fine. Keep in mind the rim will never be as good as new, as the bend­ing and heat­ing will weaken the rim a lit­tle in that area.

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