Join Date: May 2008
Location: Thornton, co, usa
Bent Front Rim???
I had tries put on my 08 1200 GT a couple of days ago when they balanced the front tire they asked me if i hit a pothole because my front rim was bent. They took me back and showed me the rim spinning on the balancer and it was bent down not side to side no creases or paint chipping .I have never hit anything that hard and have never felt a vibration or that the front tire was not true even with the old tires. They told me that it was holding air and they would balance the tire and a new rim was 600$ not including the bearings?So not having a spare 600$ i head home and think this bike is going to chatter and vibrate or something and it was the one of the smoothest rides i have ever had no vibration it doesnt even fill bent.I ride this bike every day to work it is my daily driver weather permitting and i rode to work the next day and it fills fine i even took her up to 90 locked on the course control and took my hands off the handle bars and the bike ran straight as an arrow?I have gone even faster than that and pushed it in the corners and i dont fill a thing.What do i do get a new rim or have this one straightened or ride it the way that apparently have been for the last 7000 plus miles.Any input would be much appreciated
2008 K1200 GT Blue
Last edited by rockymtn17; May 23rd, 2009 at 10:45 pm.