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davieb
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Buckled wheel

Post by davieb » Tue 22 Jul, 2014 09:36

Just took the Z1 for its MOT and was told that there is an advisory for a 'slightly buckled wheel'. Clearly it didn't fail on it, so it should be reasonably safe. However, not knowing much about wheels I have to ask a couple of naïve questions:

1) Can it be regarded as safe?
2) Can it be repaired?
3) If no, is it still possible to buy original Z1 wheels?

many thanks

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Jet
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Re: Buckled wheel

Post by Jet » Tue 22 Jul, 2014 10:06

Buckles are not usually a problem, most companies can repair without an issue, If not OEM, they pop up on ebay once in a while at a reasonable cost.

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Mouldy
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Re: Buckled wheel

Post by Mouldy » Tue 22 Jul, 2014 11:57

Try here - not local to you, but there's always Yodel;

http://www.precision-welding.co.uk/allo ... pairs.html

They've repaired wheels on my Zed (when I had it), my son's Clio (when he had it) and my brother-in-law's TT.
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davieb
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Re: Buckled wheel

Post by davieb » Fri 25 Jul, 2014 09:49

Hi

Many thanks for the comments. When I read the word 'buckled', I did panic a bit, but having dug further into it after your comments, I realise it might not be a big deal. For anyone else in the Devon area, I've been told that South West Wheel Repairs (http://www.southwestwheelrepairs.com/index.html) on Exeter's Marsh Barton are excellent for all wheel work and I'm heading up to see them this morning.
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Re: Buckled wheel

Post by Jet » Fri 25 Jul, 2014 10:45

If you are a BMWCC member, check if they are connected and take advantage of any discounts.

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Re: Buckled wheel

Post by Racing Tortoise » Fri 08 Aug, 2014 14:18

davieb wrote:Just took the Z1 for its MOT and was told that there is an advisory for a 'slightly buckled wheel'. Clearly it didn't fail on it, so it should be reasonably safe. However, not knowing much about wheels I have to ask a couple of naïve questions:

1) Can it be regarded as safe?
2) Can it be repaired?
3) If no, is it still possible to buy original Z1 wheels?

many thanks
Hmm. Never came up before. Was that the one you walloped!?
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davieb
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Re: Buckled wheel

Post by davieb » Sat 09 Aug, 2014 15:46

Walloped? A mere flesh wound..

No it was the nearside front, I took it off and you could barely see the dent; but it was mentioned as an advisory so it's now sorted. I'm having the offside rear blemish sorted next week - the one I kissed the island kerb with.

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