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Old 11-23-2017, 02:33 PM
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first time riding on the freeway on a bike, and everythings going well up until i head back from my ride back on route 66 and i hit a BIG *** pothole and it was me and my buddy on the bike and we managed to ride home on the rim and i didnt even know it was leaking air [or bent] until it was completely flat a few miles from home... [what a coincidence]

From what ive read on rim repairing, you can bash it back in place, but im not sure if im going to do that yet. im mainly wondering what cousin parts will fit on the f4i for the rear rim..

954? cbr600rr?

this is a 01 2001 cbr600f4i with grey rims
 
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Old 11-23-2017, 04:25 PM
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Our roads are like Cambodia, I hit a pothole last year so hard it twisted the steering.

How the hell are we supposed to ride safely on roads like this.


 

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Old 11-24-2017, 03:51 PM
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So this started out as an acceptable post
Originally Posted by xifer View Post
first time riding on the freeway on a bike, and everythings going well up until i head back from my ride back on route 66 and i hit a BIG *** pothole
But then we hit the real pothole in the road
and it was me and my buddy on the bike
First time on a bike on the freeway and your riding nuts to butts? This was life telling you to stop.
From what ive read on rim repairing, you can bash it back in place, but im not sure if im going to do that yet.
I wouldn't. If you get it wrong it will still leak air, and you already noticed you can't tell until its too late. You don't want that to happen at freeway speeds or in a fast corner. Just get it repaired by a wheel company. Are you sure its the rim and not the tire?
 
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:48 AM
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so ive come to the conclusion the bent rim im not even going to try to fix, after calling multiple local wheel companies and with 50-80$ estimates and a large possibility that the paint is going to get damaged as well as a possibility of it cracking, i ordered a $105 tire +rim on ebay, and its en route now.

Offtopic of the rim, i sold my other cbr600rr the other week, and the guy drove it away but then it died, and him and his pops kept having to bump start it, and then they rode it back to my house , and we figured out the problem, the battery wasnt cranking so i put my f4i battery in there, cranked it a couple times, nothing happened, then i re-installed the rr battery and it started right up!

now my f4i battery is dead and my battery tender doesnt work so bump starting was my only option. and it started up, and i was able to bump start it on a flat tire, but after letting it sit and attempting to start it up again, the battery isnt doing much. Im just going to wait until the tire arrives to see if its a regulator/rectifier problem or something battery related. but if the battery keeps dying after i let the bike run to 230 or 178 depending, what should i start looking at?
 
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