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Offline Kinegos

Flat tire - wheel wrecked!
« on: April 30, 2017, 11:29:41 PM »
My 15 year old son took our SxS out and got it high-centered on an obstacle in a sand pit.  He proceeded to spin the tires enough to just about bury the wheels halfway.  I came to the rescue with some boards and got it out of the hole, but my son had already tried to dig it out with a yard shovel.  The left rear tire was discovered to be completely flat once we got it out of the hole. 

I couldn't believe it when I got the wheel off to inspect the tire - the tire itself appears to be completely intact, with no punctures.  But this is what I found on the inside of the wheel:


Needless to say, looks like a rock got inside the wheel, and I'm guessing the sand was enough to hold it in place while the kid spun the tires and it cut a gouge in the wheel all the way around.  I've never seen anything like it before.

My question is - would you recommend I get an exact replacement wheel from CF Moto, or would it really matter if I just got one aftermarket wheel.  I think the tire itself is perfectly fine.  Both seams and the stem look perfect, and no punctures that I can find at this point.  Any suggestions for affordable, but quality replacement wheels?

Thanks a ton!



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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Flat tire - wheel wrecked!
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2017, 06:25:30 AM »
Wow..yeah see that when a rock gets caught between the wheel and the brake caliper. Well, the front and rear wheels are a different width so it would depend on which the spare was meant for but for me..this would be an excellent excuse to get a new set of quality aftermarket wheels. :)

   
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Offline dragonmac

Re: Flat tire - wheel wrecked!
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2017, 12:39:50 PM »
One wheel for a spare should get you out of the woods and back home :) / built this last month to avoid a long wait on the trail / used a front rim as it is narrower but will do the trick in an emergency !
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Offline gfmoto

Re: Flat tire - wheel wrecked!
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2017, 11:31:41 PM »
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Offline murdo

Re: Flat tire - wheel wrecked!
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2017, 02:13:07 AM »
My spare is also a front rim with a tyre the same dia as the rears, just a bit narrower.

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Offline REDRIDER

Re: Flat tire - wheel wrecked!
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2017, 08:14:13 AM »
I would go aftermarket, waited a month to get one from the dealer when my caliper bolt backed out and jammed in my wheel which cracked it... I only waited because it was warranty