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post #11 of 16 Old 07-11-2019, 08:51 PM
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A few years back, ok quite a few years ago, GrayWolf (not Greywolf) hit a pot hole too and bent his rear rim near Toad Creek on a trip to Alaska. They tried to pound it back into shape but cracked the rim. Used a tube and continued on, if I remember correctly.


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An ex-colleague had a Strom wheel collapse causing him to crash. He's now a paraplegic (or quad, I'm not sure which) so he's also been trying to find others who have had wheel failure.

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An ex-colleague had a Strom wheel collapse causing him to crash. He's now a paraplegic (or quad, I'm not sure which) so he's also been trying to find others who have had wheel failure.
Really? He should post his story online or at least post it on facebook and share his experience with the rest of us. Where was this at and when? What type of riding and at what speed? What year bike how many miles on it? Was the bike overloaded or not so much?

So far, I haven't heard of this happening to anyone else. I've only had my bike 1.5 years though. So far it seems as if it only happens if you hit something harder than normal.

When you consider how many V-stroms there are, I wouldn't say it's that common. Really what's common is people using their motorcycle for off roading when they should not be. When you consider how many people take the v-stroms off road and abuse them it's a wonder there are not more problems with the cast wheels. I've layed my bike down 2 times both were off road. No bent rims though.

Very sorry to hear this happened.
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An acquaintance hit a pothole on the road doing about 50 mph. Bent and cracked the wheel - a tube was used to get home, then the wheel was replaced. It really depends what you hit and how fast you are going As mentioned above, a 4" step impact (culvert, curb, rock) will do more damage than hitting a fat branch that is sitting across your trail.

Skillful riding and common sense will get you through a lot of very rough terrain with no damage.
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there is no big problem with cast wheels or not unless you riding hard enduro over rocky terrain.
Been doing this many times on my honda nc750x with knobby tires, rode whole Morocco on
and off-road and not a single chip.

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Cast will take a pretty good beating but everything has it's limits. I took out two car rims on a pot hole north of San Francisco. Just watch for the land mines and pick your track carefully.
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