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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-12-2016, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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Today, when I was riding home from work, I accidently wrode into a very steep hole on the rode. Both tires 'exploded' at 95km/h. I could luckily keep the bike up and running so I didn't fall. After a thorough check I saw that both rims were seriously damaged. The rear rim is definitely total loss, dealer will look at front rim tomorrow.

I was wondering what is the best option to buy? Dealer gave me price of new HONDA OEM rear rim (just rim) and that is 550 euro without the work of 'respoking' the whole rim plus the labor etc...

Would you guys just replace the rims with Honda OEM rims or would you go for Excel rims? I was also thinking of getting new spokes as my honda spokes are already quite rusty.

What are you thoughts?

To bad I have to buy new rims, innertubes and tires. Was just looking for some crashbars and bashplate...

Thanks for the replies!

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sad to see your roads are as bad as ours, I would look at new rims more In the off road style, probably tougher as its a possibility it could happen again. also would your insurance cover the cost?
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Better off going for a pair of these.

http://www.alpina-uk.com/
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Did you ever buy any Davy?
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Better off going for a pair of these.

http://www.alpina-uk.com/

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I wouldn't spend another peso on OEM rims after that. Buy a set of Excel A60s.

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Did you ever buy any Davy?
Noy yet....exhaust is first on the list as my wheels are still round.
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These guys tell me they are working on new wheels http://www.talon-eng.co.uk/product-type/hubs-wheels/
worth a look
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Hey

Today, when I was riding home from work, I accidently wrode into a very steep hole on the rode. Both tires 'exploded' at 95km/h. I could luckily keep the bike up and running so I didn't fall. After a thorough check I saw that both rims were seriously damaged. The rear rim is definitely total loss, dealer will look at front rim tomorrow.

I was wondering what is the best option to buy? Dealer gave me price of new HONDA OEM rear rim (just rim) and that is 550 euro without the work of 'respoking' the whole rim plus the labor etc...

Would you guys just replace the rims with Honda OEM rims or would you go for Excel rims? I was also thinking of getting new spokes as my honda spokes are already quite rusty.

What are you thoughts?

To bad I have to buy new rims, innertubes and tires. Was just looking for some crashbars and bashplate...

Thanks for the replies!

Abj
Hi Abj , what pressures were you running when it happened ? regards Rory
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These guys tell me they are working on new wheels http://www.talon-eng.co.uk/product-type/hubs-wheels/
worth a look
Benefit of the Alpina rims is they are tubeless, better for the road.
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