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 Post subject: 750 Paso 16" front wheels
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:19 am 
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Hi, I've just put a wanted ad in the relavent section of the forum to find a replacement 16" wheel for my Paso.
My one has a small flat spot I assume from a previous incident with a kerb before I bought the bike.
I hadn't notice it affect the handling until I recently put a 130/70 tyre on it, but now it seems to have amplified the issue.
Is this a common problem with these rims?
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 Post subject: Re: 750 Paso 16" front wheels
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:42 am 
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there are companies that can fix bent rims. Don`t know how much that`ll cost though.

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 Post subject: Re: 750 Paso 16" front wheels
PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:16 am 
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ducati-paso-Fro ... 92&vxp=mtr


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:14 am 
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I also have a small flat spot in my front rim from a pothole encounter many, many years ago and I have never noticed any issues even after a recent tire change to the new 130/60-16 tires from Shinko.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:13 am 
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Thanks for the replies so far, importing a wheel from US will be expensive as they are heavy,
I can only assume the taller profile has amplified the issue,
It's seated correctly and balanced.
It's improved the handling/turn in though..
Not that keen on cast wheel repairs/straightening as I've had one crack before (not on the Paso)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:50 am 
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Most cast wheels can be straightened, especially if its a minor flat spot. Most of the time, the wheel comes back straighter than stock, Most of the guys will be able to save the paint. Going price is around $150, and you have to remove the tire and the bearings. So you have the mount and remount cost of the tire, and a new set of bearings to add to the mix, and of course shipping both ways. So basically, if you find a wheel that is nice for under $200, you are better off. (which should be pretty easy) Maybe shipping from the states isn't too much after all.

Cheers, Phil

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:41 am 
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Here on the "right" coast of the US we have traveling vans that will come to you and do it all for around 150

In the money is no object department there are companies that will weld you up from 16 to 17 inch wheels

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:17 pm 
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higgy wrote:
Here on the "right" coast of the US we have traveling vans that will come to you and do it all for around 150


There's a shop in NH that'll do it, too. I have their contact info somewhere & can post it if anyone's interested.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:05 pm 
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jfyi shipping from Germany to the UK would be ca. 20 Euros.


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