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Can a slightly bent rim be fixed? it still holds air and got me home no problem. Its only on one side too. If not I will be looking for a rear rim. 2001 XR 650L. thanks for the replies and AWESOME board!!

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Yes a rim can be fixed if its dented got my daughters kx65 rim straightened out the dealership took care of it dont know where they sent it though.

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You can bend them a little, but you can't really undo it. The best I've done is using a big crescent wrench to bend the lip of the rim back.

On the dirt even a large ding really isn't to much of an issue. On the pavement it's a lot more noticeable.

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i had an XT600 with pre bent rims and a DR650 that i bent the rims and i used a rubber mallet:bonk: and a little care and it seemed to be ok,:lol: then i checked the spokes n trueness and no serious problem......... that will teach me to hit a bigass pothole thinking it was a puddle though........:)

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COOL !! thanks for the help. I will try to bend it back when i change tires. I didnt notice it on the ride home so it must not be too bad.

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COOL !! thanks for the help. I will try to bend it back when i change tires. I didnt notice it on the ride home so it must not be too bad.

There used to be a place that advertised in cycle mags for repairing bent wheels.

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