Substitute Entrance Wheel – 2014 R1200RT

This was my first time ever posting to the MOA discussion board, and I need to thank everybody who replied with useful recommendation and data for my subject. Woody’s obtained proper again to me inside an hour to inform me my rim was junk at this level (bent AND cracked). A neighborhood rim restore place advised me the identical factor. I knew it in my coronary heart, however, hey you must ask. I had already been in search of used choices on the traditional locations (and a few new to me locations steered right here) however wasn’t having a lot luck. Loads of rear wheels, however as somebody famous the entrance wheel could be the very first thing to go in a crash I suppose. So then I made a decision to purchase new. Referred to as a couple of locations; my native supplier (Garcia Moto in Raleigh NC) quoted me $1578. Different choices on-line have been within the $1400 vary.

I noticed an add on for $999. I referred to as and spoke with them, and Simeon, the individual I spoke to there appeared fairly educated and useful. I positioned order via the web site, and he texted me again to let me know that he obtained the order and that the worth had truly gone up from BMW, however that he would honor the worth proven on the positioning. At present the itemizing is at $1299, so I obtained a great deal. Whereas I’ve by no means accomplished enterprise with them earlier than, thus far so good, however I assume I’ll know for positive as soon as it arrives. I’ll replace this submit then to let individuals know of my expertise general with them. He additionally talked about he’s an Ilium supplier and will supply discounted pricing if anybody is concerned with that.

The explanation I’m trying? Effectively I used to be commuting dwelling (to Wake Forest NC), 8 miles from dwelling, crossing over Falls Lake for these aware of the realm. I used to be in a line of site visitors, doing 55+, and the automotive in entrance of me straddled a giant rock within the street, squared off dimension of a loaf of bread perhaps, most likely presupposed to be a part of a wall or one thing. Was I following too shut, was I distracted by the lake view a bit, was I being a bit too relaxed now that I used to be on the ‘straightforward’ a part of my commute? All of these? Sure most likely, and this was an costly lesson for me to ensure to recollect to maintain my head within the recreation. On the finish of the day, I saved the bike upright, made it to the facet of the street OK, with no damage, so I’ll take that as win not less than.

And lastly, right here is the rim itself – I do not know, perhaps some JB Weld and a hammer?

Due to all once more, Kevin

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