Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Long Island, NY
Rear wheel cracked
Went to replace my rear tire this week and was shocked to find this when I took the rear wheel off. I never really checked the wheel closely in the last 8 months of riding since the last tire change, but I also don't recall hitting any pot holes or anything thay would have caused this. It's not cracked all the way through, still holding air. The shop said they didn't recommend fixing it. They have no problem fixing wheels with bends, but said that with the size of the crack, they didn't feel comfortable repairing it. They suggested buying a used wheel in good shape for about $500 (they recommended some salvage places to get it from, wheels are like new, bikes with less than 6k miles and had front end damage so rears are good) or a new wheel to the tune of $1200+. I went with a rear wheel from a salvaged GT, found a gloss black one which now gives me an excuse to powder coat my front wheel gloss black, and also gives me the excuse to change my front bearings (25k miles) while I'm at it.
Anyways, anyone else think it's worth repairing this thing as a spare wheel? Anyone else have one that cracked like this?
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Work - 2018 H-D NYPD FLHP
Personal - 2013 BMW K1600GTL
Track - 2005 Suzuki SV650