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post #1 of 5 Old 11-23-2013, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know of a source for a decent (used) front wheel for a DL650? I have been using a BFH to bend it back into shape, but air is still escaping.

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ABS or non ABS?

Wheel repair is often the best option. Wheel repairs - Some known places.

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Does anyone know of a source for a decent (used) front wheel for a DL650? I have been using a BFH to bend it back into shape, but air is still escaping.
Seems there may be a story you're not telling, Sean......? Hopefully that's all the damage.

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Good luck finder a front......used (undamaged) ones are rare to come by. There is a damaged one on Ebay at the moment...rash and a ding....don't know if it hold air?? As GreyWolf mentioned, better off getting it repaired somewhere......new wheels are over $500.

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post #5 of 5 Old 11-25-2013, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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No real story, Rob. These rims bend like butter when barreling down the forest service roads. They aren't made for at-speed runs!

Yes, they do seem to be like gold. Fairly rare and expensive to replace.

Thanks for the advice everyone.

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