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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-05-2007, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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ginantic pothole

well, i this a hig ass pothole today. i'm ok, but the gixxer has seen better days. both rims are bent. well they to the top of the chrsistmas list real quick. F*UCK.
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making that big af money are you going to go for the aftermarket wheels??
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Sorry to hear that man. Hope Santa is feeling nice.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-06-2007, 02:52 AM
 
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get the city to pay for the damage. that is a hazard.
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As laws vary let me give you the basic normal jist...

The only way you can get the city or county to pay (which depends on who's owner) is that you can prove they knew about the hole in advance. Sometimes a week or a month. And that with that knowledge they didn't fix it. Within a secondary time frame. The largest problem is the acknowledgement of that knowledge. Good luck, I have not had much luck with it.

Check dealer retail of the rims vs your insurance deductable. Then like already stated, go aftermarket.




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Replacement of the stock rims would probably be close to the price of some better aftermarket brands.....the mark up is insane.
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Replacement of the stock rims would probably be close to the price of some better aftermarket brands.....the mark up is insane.

Be careful when buying aftermarket rims: more money does not always mean "better". I have Antera's on mine...very light and good for the track, but because they are hollow/thin castings, I was warned by the importer to tipto through choppy/potholed pavement, as they will bend/dent easier than a lot of OEM rims. Same goes for racing Dymags and the like...really light racing type wheels are prone to damage on rougher pavement. If most of your riding is on the street, you'll be wanting streetable wheels...stay away from the ultra-light-weight racing models unless you're gonna be VERY careful.
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Check the m/c salvage yards for some stockers. Most aftermarket rims are going to be weaker.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-06-2007, 02:57 PM
 
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Try ebay and bike-specific forums for stock wheels... you should be able to get them cheap.
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As laws vary let me give you the basic normal jist...

The only way you can get the city or county to pay (which depends on who's owner) is that you can prove they knew about the hole in advance. Sometimes a week or a month. And that with that knowledge they didn't fix it. Within a secondary time frame. The largest problem is the acknowledgement of that knowledge. Good luck, I have not had much luck with it.

Check dealer retail of the rims vs your insurance deductable. Then like already stated, go aftermarket.
happened to me with a cage wheel.... they will find every single possible way to not pay you. Waste of time.
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