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This may seem a dumb question, but happens if a rim breaks? I am mid resto of 85 xr350 and found the front rim has cracked where it was originally welded. The crack was barely visible when the spokes were laced, but once spokes were removed it opened up. If I lace it back I am assuming it will close up again? If it was to let go why won't the spokes and tyre hold it together, and it will run with a buckle?ImageUploadedByThumper Talk1448074783.102135.jpgImageUploadedByThumper Talk1448074800.137777.jpg

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I would not ride on that. Should be replaced. You might find someone that can weld it but it wouldn't be just anyone I'd use.

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I have been told that due to the magnesium content, they are difficult to weld correctly?

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