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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-30-2007, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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rim swap

my buddy has a 99 zx-6r w/ 2 broken rims (accident). can he instead of buying stock replacement rims swap them with 05-07 ninja rims
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-02-2007, 11:13 AM
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Im not thinking so.. but google is your friend!

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is this accidently broke 2 rims or broke 2 rims in accident??

Who needs tools i got zip ties & electrical tape
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-04-2007, 05:50 AM Thread Starter
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he was on the highway at night and crossed paths w/ a 2X4 that was laying on the ground . both rims have big dents in them from impact. hes triend calling junkyards but no luck so far
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he was on the highway at night and crossed paths w/ a 2X4 that was laying on the ground . both rims have big dents in them from impact. hes triend calling junkyards but no luck so far
You run over 2x4's at the MSF. It shouldn't cause 2 cracked rims under normal conditions.



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Yeah they wont fit. The axle diameter is different or something of that nature. I can't remember why but I wanted to do the same thing and was told by 3 different mechanics there not compatible.

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You run over 2x4's at the MSF. It shouldn't cause 2 cracked rims under normal conditions.
Thats what I was thinkin too
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not sure how he managed to do it but here are the pics of the damage.



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not sure how he managed to do it but here are the pics of the damage.



that can be rebent... i've done so with car wheels. but it will need a new paint job afterwards.

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that can be rebent... i've done so with car wheels. but it will need a new paint job afterwards.

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i guess it would be quite a bit cheaper to rebend them but wouldnt the rim be weaker from it
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god that sucks sooo bad. and it does seem like it would be weaker afterwards
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god that sucks sooo bad. and it does seem like it would be weaker afterwards
i could maybe see repairing those, but some of the pics i saw on that website look like bad news, welding on wheels is a baaad idea. who knows tho, maybe he heat treats em afterward . . .
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I bet they are just as stong. And there nothing wrong with welding on the wheels. If everything is done right there is no worries. It looks like darn good work to me.

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Its not smart to f around with your rims on a bike... If 1 goes, you are a meatball. A couple new hoops are a hell of a lot cheaper than new skin. Same with patching tires, I just won't do it, expect to maybe get home in a pinch.

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Its not smart to f around with your rims on a bike... If 1 goes, you are a meatball. A couple new hoops are a hell of a lot cheaper than new skin. Same with patching tires, I just won't do it, expect to maybe get home in a pinch.
Buy new rims. Oh and running over a 2X4 wouldnt do that unless his tires were nearly flat. Are you sure he didnt hit a curb?
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i wouldn't worry too much about a repaired wheel. if carbon fiber wheels can handle track duties, a repaired metal/aluminum wheel should be able to handle street duties. the only weakness i can foresee is a fracture when running over another 2x4 at the same spot on the wheel.

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might be somethin that you never run into but welding makes metal brittle, does every time, brittle metal cracks and or shatters. I dont want wheels that could shatter. . .
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