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Old 03-05-2010, 11:24 AM   #1
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Do you think the GGB will pay for this?

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Old 03-05-2010, 11:47 AM   #2
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Ouch.

I just fixed one of those on my K1300GT (front rim.) The short version, is that you should take it to Gerry at GP Frame and wheel to have it straightened out. Unless you're going to try to collect the cost of a new rim, it probably isn't worth your time to pursue the matter.
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:33 PM   #3
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Old 03-05-2010, 01:32 PM   #4
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Do you think the GGB will pay for this?
why would they want a bent rim?




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Old 03-05-2010, 02:12 PM   #5
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Ouch.

I just fixed one of those on my K1300GT (front rim.) The short version, is that you should take it to Gerry at GP Frame and wheel to have it straightened out. Unless you're going to try to collect the cost of a new rim, it probably isn't worth your time to pursue the matter.
I'm taking it over there tomorrow morning. Considering that it's my primary transportation right now I'd like to get it fixed asap. I didn't check to see if any of the dealers have any rims in stock, but I'd rather not front the money for a new one and find out later that I'm on the hook for it. As luck would have it, my front didn't get damaged.
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Old 03-05-2010, 02:31 PM   #6
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I'm taking it over there tomorrow morning. Considering that it's my primary transportation right now I'd like to get it fixed asap. I didn't check to see if any of the dealers have any rims in stock, but I'd rather not front the money for a new one and find out later that I'm on the hook for it. As luck would have it, my front didn't get damaged.
I priced it for my GT... It would cost about $800 for the rim. I doubt a dealer would stock the rim.
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Something similar happened to me, but not on the GGB. A huge pot hole blew out and dented 3 of my rims. It was pretty easy getting the city to pay for 3 new rims/tires. And of course they fixed the pot hole
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I didn't think of this earlier but several years ago I sold an extra 5" rim from my K12RS - I seem to recall that it would have fit some of the RT's.

Here's one for sale on bmwrt.com. Don't know if it will fit your bike or not but it might be worth a look.
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Old 03-06-2010, 04:13 AM   #9
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I bent a rim a little more than that going into the Caldecott tunnel about 4yrs ago. I fixed it with one of these. No problem since.


I try the cheap solutions first before dishing out the cash. Sometimes it works.
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:28 AM   #10
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I didn't think of this earlier but several years ago I sold an extra 5" rim from my K12RS - I seem to recall that it would have fit some of the RT's.

Here's one for sale on bmwrt.com. Don't know if it will fit your bike or not but it might be worth a look.
Thanks, I saw that, it won't fit.
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Aw, dude... that sucks. I think the advice to go to GP Frame and Wheel for straightening is spot on. Then send the bill to the appropriate agency... with proof that they knew about that piece of the roadway being FUBAR, had ample time to fix it, and still didn't do anything about it. I'm pretty sure that's the only way you'll get any money out of it.

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Old 03-07-2010, 11:54 AM   #12
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It's perfect except for the paint. (expected side effect) Now I can stop commuting on the 640 Adventure! Brrrr!
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Wow, they did a really nice job!
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