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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 28th, 2007, 4:32 pm Thread Starter
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Front wheel help...

The front wheel on my '99 K12 is bent. I've been hoping to find one locally, but no luck yet.
I found one on fleabay from an '03 R1150R. Any idea if it will fit???

Thanks in advance-

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 28th, 2007, 5:28 pm
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The front wheel on my '99 K12 is bent. I've been hoping to find one locally, but no luck yet.
I found one on fleabay from an '03 R1150R. Any idea if it will fit???

Thanks in advance-

Scott
Scott

The easiest way to find if a wheel will fit a different machines is to cross-check the part number between models or model years.

Use www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com, www.webparts.com or www.realoem.com

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 28th, 2007, 10:18 pm
 
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Scott,

Did you look into getting it fixed?

http://www.mcwheel.com/

These guys straightened my 98RS front rim, it was bent in 5 places. Great turn around time and communication. I just took off the rotors, sent it to them and had it back in under a week.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 2007, 8:40 am Thread Starter
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You guys are da bomb!
Thanks for your help- I'm exploring both options.
I'll keep you posted

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Clutch has a real good idea, if it will work on your wheel!

Another place is: www.woodyswheelworks.com in Denver.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 2007, 4:18 pm Thread Starter
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Checked, & the part numbers are different... The wheels sure LOOK the same

So, onward to repair!

Thanks everyone - Have a great weekend!

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 2007, 4:26 pm
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bending your front wheel

is a part of life, bad pot holes....No big deal to have a reliable workshop fix it up for peanuts./ Leastways that is the way it has been for me. I have a small block and tackle in the garage and regularly inspect the front wheel
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*update*

Well, I've decided to send the wheel to Woody's in Colorado for straightening.
I'm also going to look into some metal valve stems, with a 90 degree bend. Anyone had any experience with these?
The BMW parts fiche lists valve stem size as D 15, which I think means diameter???
The wheel will get balanced with the valve stem in place, then re-balanced after the tire's back on.
Thanks again for the help.
Looking forward to riding again soon!

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