Bent 79 rear mag wheel, can it be straightened?


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Bent 79 rear mag wheel, can it be straightened?

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Bent 79 rear mag wheel, can it be straightened?
Should i even bother vs purchasing good used replacement?
Back in the day you could put your BMX Skyway wheels in the freezer and they would true up, lol.

Prev-Owner, laid down bike and damaged / bent rear swing arm and apparently rear wheel but at the time wheel went unnoticed and not replaced.
However, rear swing arm/shaft drive assembly was replaced with good used/serviced unit and is fine.

Cycle is back on the road, while on a ride, my buddy visually noticed rear wheel wobble, cant feel from riding it in straight line but if you weave side to side there is vibration coming from the rear.
Going to put up on stand tonight and verify its wheel related and not recent replaced defective rubber.

79 rear wheel suspect
79 rear wheel suspect



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Re: Bent 79 rear mag wheel, can it be straightened?

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No!

Steel, maybe, a Mag wheel, no.... it has already been stressed and fractured.

MagnaFlux it and you will see that it is a Dead Duck.
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Short answer is yes, it can be straightened.

You probably have local to you a place (or two or three...) that works on aluminum wheels. I would contact them to see if they've done work on motorcycle wheels.

Now, a place that absolutely does top-notch effort is out in Colorado - www.woodyswheelworks.com

I've not used them, but have read on another motorcycle forum about their work.

Hope that helps!
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kwthom wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:16 pm Short answer is yes, it can be straightened.

You probably have local to you a place (or two or three...) that works on aluminum wheels. I would contact them to see if they've done work on motorcycle wheels.

Now, a place that absolutely does top-notch effort is out in Colorado - www.woodyswheelworks.com

I've not used them, but have read on another motorcycle forum about their work.

Hope that helps!
you can find a good wheel for the same price as getting one 'fixed'.
IMO, I will not do that.

I have 3 spare wheels for the rear of my 1800, they are cheap on the market.
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Thanks for the options All,
found a good used wheel off 78 online for 50 beans and free shipping.
Looks like ill pull down rear and service center stand while I'm at it. Almost there, this should be the final piece of the build.
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Magonsterz! wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:37 pm Thanks for the options All,
found a good used wheel off 78 online for 50 beans and free shipping.
Looks like ill pull down rear and service center stand while I'm at it. Almost there, this should be the final piece of the build.
Glad you have a possible solution...

Wouldn't yet toss that old one in the scrap bin until you know your replacement wheel meets your needs.
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kwthom wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:30 am
Magonsterz! wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:37 pm Thanks for the options All,
found a good used wheel off 78 online for 50 beans and free shipping.
Looks like ill pull down rear and service center stand while I'm at it. Almost there, this should be the final piece of the build.
Glad you have a possible solution...

Wouldn't yet toss that old one in the scrap bin until you know your replacement wheel meets your needs.
Affirmative
I like to do side by side comparison on this kind of stuff and also have the means to NDT aluminum with dye penetrant for structural cracks.
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Magonsterz! wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:04 pm video
Off by -this- much. :lol:


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