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Offline Waynexr1000

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Tyre fitting question
« on: June 03, 2018, 01:28:11 PM »
Is it possible for a ride in ride out tyre fitting place to put a bend in a rim when fitting the tyres after having my z 8 s put on at the tyre place carried on for a ride when I pulled over at Benham’s there was a bloody bend in my front rim
The guys at Benham’s said 99 % sure they couldn’t have done it when putting tyre on cause machine goes now where near the rim
But I’ve never noticed it before and can’t remember ever hitting a pot hole bad enough to bend wheel
I accepted that I must have done it my self
Went for. 120 mile ride and felt bike was drifting right when I let go of handle bars when I stopped and checked bike over the guy at the tyre place hadn’t pushed the road side of back wheel back to the adjuster screws it was almost a full swing arm mark out which really pissed me off after paying for something to be done that I could have done my self
After seeing that mistake I am wondering if he bent my bloody wheel as well
Won’t be taking my bike there again

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Re: Tyre fitting question
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2018, 01:40:26 PM »
What do you mean by "bend" ? Is it visible, got a piccy ?

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Re: Tyre fitting question
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Re: Tyre fitting question
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2018, 09:09:08 PM »
 :110: not good that matey, think id be having words  :230:
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Re: Tyre fitting question
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2018, 09:24:41 PM »
Wayne take it back and complain big time. I do not know if the rim damage was done by them. But the adjustment was downright unacceptable. And could have proved costly.
Do not except it and if they do not come up with a good response, expose the tossers.
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Re: Tyre fitting question
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2018, 09:45:21 PM »
Sent the same pictures to the main guy will see what he comes back with tomorrow

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Re: Tyre fitting question
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2018, 10:56:51 PM »
...not good that matey, think id be having words

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Thats not from a pothole, looks like a lever been applied to it.

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Re: Tyre fitting question
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2018, 08:39:24 PM »
Hi guys can u tell me what size Allen’s I need to remove front wheel please looking to get one of those simple Multi size things also what torx size it is as well thanks

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Re: Tyre fitting question
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2018, 09:04:37 PM »
24 mm Allen for the axle and T-45 Torx for the pinch bolts.  The top of a spark plug socket often is a substitute in a pinch for the 24mm, or a large metric bolt head.
It's my opinion that your tire guy buggered the rim, go after him with conviction. And who the hell tightens an axle without aligning it first? Some part time juvenile?
« Last Edit: June 04, 2018, 09:07:39 PM by skapan »

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Re: Tyre fitting question
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2018, 09:56:47 PM »
*Originally Posted by skapan [+]
24 mm Allen for the axle and T-45 Torx for the pinch bolts.  The top of a spark plug socket often is a substitute in a pinch for the 24mm, or a large metric bolt head.
It's my opinion that your tire guy buggered the rim, go after him with conviction. And who the hell tightens an axle without aligning it first? Some part time juvenile?



I will be taking wheel back but prob in my van as I can’t get back in time to take bike over 24 for large side what’s the smaller one the other side