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    Dented Rim Repair ON GS?

    The front rim of my R1200GS (cast wheel not spoked) has been dented on one side. The top lip of the rim is pulled away from the tire about an 1/8th of an inch for about 2.5 inches. Tire is holding air and bead part of rim looks ok. Can this be fixed, or do I need to replace the rim. Just trying to get some opinions before I take it to the dealer. Thanks

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    I would call and ask...
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    i've used these guys before. Mark (dad) did an amazing job on a pair of K11RS rims for me. price was totally fair (beyond fair, if comparing to buying new)- and as i was living in CT, i just drove them up and he fixed 'em while i waited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgbass View Post
    The front rim of my R1200GS (cast wheel not spoked) has been dented on one side. The top lip of the rim is pulled away from the tire about an 1/8th of an inch for about 2.5 inches. Tire is holding air and bead part of rim looks ok. Can this be fixed, or do I need to replace the rim. Just trying to get some opinions before I take it to the dealer. Thanks
    The dealer will likely tell you that a rim can't be fixed but many of us have done it before. I've used The Frame Man twice and been pleased with the results (including the massive savings compared to buying new wheels).

    http://www.motorcycleframeman.com/

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    There is a risk in attempting to straighten a bent rim. Cast aluminum has low ductility and the straightening operation may induce tiny cracks, which may eventually cause a chunk of the wheel to break off at a later time.

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