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CB13

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CB13 says:

"What else could go wrong?"

said cj on June 12th.I want to tell you a story...(went a bit Max Bygraves there)

About ten days ago I thought I'd have a bit of a blast on my bike and see what it would do(on a private road)as I'd not had it past 100mph.So of i go,110 all's well,120 still ok,124 it starts weaving a bit and not feeling right,130 something really isn't right,weaving and shaking getting worse,137 and it's all I can do to hang on.Shut off and slow down.Put it down to the road surface but really wasn't sure.Last Thursday tried again on a different private road,up to 123 absolutely fine,124 it starts again so I shut off this time thinking it must be the tyres.went home,phoned iDPMOTO at Silverstone and ordered a pair of Roadsmart2 tyres.

Went over today to have them fitted and it turns out my rear wheel has a serious ding in it that I hadn't noticed causing it to get a proper wobble on.So much so the dynamic balancer shut it's self down when the bloke tried it.So I have to buy a new wheel.£463 ffs.:shock:

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albert88

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albert88 says:

ouch

thats an eye watering amount bud, do you know what caused it?

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preunit

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preunit says:

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I blame cj :biggrin:

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fogie

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fogie says:

rear wheel

There are a few rear wheels on fleabay.....  or could you possibly fit a fireblade wheel, or similar, and maybe save a fair bit of weight?

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CB13

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CB13 says:

What caused it??

Possibly a pothole but the front is fine so not certain,may have been rear ended and the ding is curved and the width of the rim is pushed in.The fact it has a tail tidy makes me wonder if the standard guard/numberplate hanger was damaged as well.Guess i'll never know.Looked at s/h wheels on eBay,they ain't cheap and could be as bad,not worth the risk.

I blame cj but don't tell her she already wants to punch me in the face:shock: 

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calamityjane

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calamityjane says:

Too

late :shock: Although cb13 a punch in the face could take your mind of the wheel problem. Maybe it happened when it fell on the wife :winkie:

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CB13

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CB13 says:

No she's...

far too well padded:lol:

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si1981

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si1981 says:

thats

bugger! I had a fcuk rear wheel was had a crash  resulting massive dent in wheel i was going throw it out .... till can across this company in maidstone ssent it away got it back removed the paint and respray wheel got new tyre fitted i tho bet be a load weights!!! but no! lol chuffed have now a spare wheel lol wheel straightening   :biggrin:

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calamityjane

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calamityjane says:

I hope mrs 13

Doesn't go on mcn, cos a dinged wheel will be the least of your worries :upset: :lol:

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si1981

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si1981 says:

mmmm

nae dinted rim?? :tongue:

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CB13

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CB13 says:

I'm safe...

she never goes on here.I'm not that daft:smileAnyway must go and continue comfort eating,had eight rashers of streaky bacon,three fried eggs and three small jacket spuds,now going to have syrup sponge with extra thick double cream.

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