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    I guess thats fair enuf...thnx for the tip...will check for micro punctures today once i get home...
    Girls are like roads, more the curves, more the dangerous they are.

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    very very stupid question....

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    Quote Originally Posted by satyenpoojary View Post
    This is so not true, despite me being one the first to write about the 'issue' on the ownership threads.

    The major reason for damage in RIMs is people ride the bike without adequate air pressure. Reasons for it like any owner would say
    - The r15 handles like a charm even with a low pressure tyre
    - The FZ tyres 'look' big with adequate air pressure
    I wish it were false. I check for air pressure twice a week and I have been following this from the time I bought my bike. Still I faced frequent air loss in front tyre of my R15 . Though the issue was resolved after cleaning the rim.

    As far as FZ is concerned, I have already towed my friend's FZ midway in a trip. Reason- the back mag wheel flew into pieces and front mag wheel was bent as we hit a pothole(only FZ's mag wheel died in entire group) . Like a routine stuff we had checked the air pressure in the beginning of the trip.
    Refer- http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/motorcyc...-16-a-665.html

    I am not generalizing but I can't forget bitter experiences with poor alloys of Yamaha bikes.

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    The pro's there have commented and let u know what to do.. My two cents for u. if u still face air leakage issues, dont hammer anymore.. find a suitable place where some kind of advanced bending procedure can be done. or just revert to tube tires. simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juris View Post
    I wish it were false. I check for air pressure twice a week and I have been following this from the time I bought my bike. Still I faced frequent air loss in front tyre of my R15 . Though the issue was resolved after cleaning the rim.

    As far as FZ is concerned, I have already towed my friend's FZ midway in a trip. Reason- the back mag wheel flew into pieces and front mag wheel was bent as we hit a pothole(only FZ's mag wheel died in entire group) . Like a routine stuff we had checked the air pressure in the beginning of the trip.
    Refer- http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/motorcyc...-16-a-665.html

    I am not generalizing but I can't forget bitter experiences with poor alloys of Yamaha bikes.
    Yamaha alloys have been a source of worry for the earlier generation fz and r15 but i thought they had changed them to better suiting alloys...

    Quote Originally Posted by vid_powerstroke View Post
    The pro's there have commented and let u know what to do.. My two cents for u. if u still face air leakage issues, dont hammer anymore.. find a suitable place where some kind of advanced bending procedure can be done. or just revert to tube tires. simple.

    one query to that...i checked the rim for bend ytd using a technique that Satyen had suggested.... ...i have found small bend on the front rim...

    Now the SVC guy says it will be round 3k to replace the rim...when i went to the tyrewalla...he said that he could cut out the valve from the tyre and covert it to a TUBED TYRE???

    Follow up questions:
    1.Is it really possible to do that?
    2.How safe and reliable is it?
    3.Will the bent rim affect the balance?
    4.Is it just better to replace the rim?
    5. Any other options...though dont suggest hammering it in place...that just doesnt wrk....
    Girls are like roads, more the curves, more the dangerous they are.

    To ride or not to ride?? is a....
    very very stupid question....

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    Quote Originally Posted by k2cool_87 View Post
    Yamaha alloys have been a source of worry for the earlier generation fz and r15 but i thought they had changed them to better suiting alloys...

    one query to that...i checked the rim for bend ytd using a technique that Satyen had suggested.... ...i have found small bend on the front rim...

    Now the SVC guy says it will be round 3k to replace the rim...when i went to the tyrewalla...he said that he could cut out the valve from the tyre and covert it to a TUBED TYRE???

    Follow up questions:
    1.Is it really possible to do that?

    Yes it its. All they do is change the valve & insert a tube inside.


    2.How safe and reliable is it?

    When any part of the bike is used in a different manner than it is meant to be used, it is not safe. Plus it defeats the entire purpose of having a tubeless tyre.


    3.Will the bent rim affect the balance?

    I think it will.


    4.Is it just better to replace the rim?

    Thats the best solution to your problem. I'd strongly suggest using Satyen's suggestion.


    5. Any other options...though dont suggest hammering it in place...that just doesnt wrk....
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    strange issue.....first try a different rim before purchasing a new rim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manasmahajan View Post
    Answers in bold.
    Quote Originally Posted by anmol_1990 View Post
    strange issue.....first try a different rim before purchasing a new rim.

    thanks manasmahajan.....

    good suggestion anmol...i will ask the SVC for a rim to test for a day and only then will buy ...lets see how it wrks out...
    Girls are like roads, more the curves, more the dangerous they are.

    To ride or not to ride?? is a....
    very very stupid question....

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    Quote Originally Posted by k2cool_87 View Post
    Follow up questions:
    1.Is it really possible to do that?
    2.How safe and reliable is it?
    3.Will the bent rim affect the balance?
    4.Is it just better to replace the rim?
    5. Any other options...though dont suggest hammering it in place...that just doesnt wrk....


    1 - Yes,
    2 - Not necessarily safe
    3 - It could lead to more cracks... its like using a cracked helmet for riding, you never know how it would behave when you need it the most
    4 - Yes
    5 - There are other options I am sure you must have read them :P but they are ONLY temp fixes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by satyenpoojary View Post
    1 - Yes,
    2 - Not necessarily safe
    3 - It could lead to more cracks... its like using a cracked helmet for riding, you never know how it would behave when you need it the most
    4 - Yes
    5 - There are other options I am sure you must have read them :P but they are ONLY temp fixes!

    thn again satyen...i m going to change the rim...that is for sure...
    cost is Rs 1994/- just checked with the SVC....

    but the spin is i can only claim insurance above a damage of Rs 5000/-...can anyone verify this?

    i guess if true, will have to shell out from my pocket....
    Girls are like roads, more the curves, more the dangerous they are.

    To ride or not to ride?? is a....
    very very stupid question....

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    Quote Originally Posted by k2cool_87 View Post
    thn again satyen...i m going to change the rim...that is for sure...
    cost is Rs 1994/- just checked with the SVC....

    but the spin is i can only claim insurance above a damage of Rs 5000/-...can anyone verify this?

    i guess if true, will have to shell out from my pocket....
    bull crap, nothing like that... which insurance company is this!
    You can claim for any amount of loss, just that number of claims bloat your premiums..
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