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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => BMW 1200 LC => Topic started by: plaky on August 03, 2015, 03:54:21 pm

Title: Rim buckle on 1200GS LC
Post by: plaky on August 03, 2015, 03:54:21 pm
I buckled my rim quite badly a few weeks ago on a ride to Sutherland, I took it to some dude in Stikland and they could not get it right. I was then at the GS trophy trials and met Ruan who was part of the SA team that came second in the last GS trophy. He told me he has a guy that will fix the rim. I though ya right, but what do I have to loose! New whole wheel R15k and new pouter rim with spoking it was R6k. I got the wheel back and it is 100%, I could not believe it. Cost was R890 from Ruan. He is that Cape Bike hire place in Buitengracht street in Cape Town. I can look for his card if anyone needs the exact address. Really worth making a note of this.
Title: Re: Rim buckle on 1200GS LC
Post by: Manic on August 04, 2015, 12:41:42 am
Great stuff  :thumleft:

Title: Re: Rim buckle on 1200GS LC
Post by: Draadwerk on August 04, 2015, 06:36:52 am
My front also has a nasty buckle - please PM details. Lets see if I can sort something out, as the man is in CT...
Title: Re: Rim buckle on 1200GS LC
Post by: Copernicus on August 04, 2015, 11:24:40 am
Great stuff  :thumleft:



I agree.  This is the type of info that we need on a sticky somewhere (without breaking rules about vendors etc.)
Title: Re: Rim buckle on 1200GS LC
Post by: DaveT on August 04, 2015, 07:09:09 pm
Great stuff  :thumleft:



I agree.  This is the type of info that we need on a sticky somewhere (without breaking rules about vendors etc.)

I will add to this list: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=125973.0, (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=125973.0,) but am having issues with the "more than 2000 characters" warning.

Sorted
Title: Re: Rim buckle on 1200GS LC
Post by: brettp on August 28, 2015, 12:29:21 pm
My front also has a nasty buckle - please PM details. Lets see if I can sort something out, as the man is in CT...

you come right with the damaged rim?
Title: Re: Rim buckle on 1200GS LC
Post by: Vanjea on August 28, 2015, 12:41:29 pm
How did you guys manage to buckle the rims? They should be quite tough not? ???
Title: Re: Rim buckle on 1200GS LC
Post by: plaky on September 02, 2015, 12:49:54 pm
How did you guys manage to buckle the rims? They should be quite tough not? ???

This is the first rim I have buckled on a 1200GS. I hit quite a nasty culvert. I was told it was due to the width of the new LC rim, the wider the rim the weaker it becomes! It sort of sounds logical to me.
Title: Re: Rim buckle on 1200GS LC
Post by: Roarman on September 03, 2015, 03:18:14 pm
How did you guys manage to buckle the rims? They should be quite tough not? ???

This is the first rim I have buckled on a 1200GS. I hit quite a nasty culvert. I was told it was due to the width of the new LC rim, the wider the rim the weaker it becomes! It sort of sounds logical to me.
Question. I read somewhere that the profile of the new wider tyres are lower, thus causing the problem of bending rims. Is this true?
Title: Re: Rim buckle on 1200GS LC
Post by: Ouman on December 18, 2015, 02:16:13 pm
Where was this guy when I needed him!? Became a costly exercise for me

Thanks for the info!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Rim buckle on 1200GS LC
Post by: Gryshond on December 18, 2015, 02:35:57 pm
The rims on the LC are apparently not as robust as on the previous GS. Combination of wider rim and lower profile tyre.