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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-28-2008, 05:29 AM Thread Starter
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Winterizing work

Well, I went through the usual winterizing ritual yesterday and was pretty sad about it all. On the one hand I like snow and winter weather, generally, but I really miss the riding.

No special issues this year, except that I finally got around to working on the front brakes and found that they still have a high speed wobble/chattering so I guess I'll have to go through the measurement process to figure out if one or both rotors are bent. Any easy way to tell if the issue is a bent rim instead of rotors? I'd hate to buy a new rotor or two only to discover that the rim's bent and the new rotors got screwed up too.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-28-2008, 05:43 AM
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can't you use the dial caliper on the rim? Clamp it to the fork, let the needle run on the polished side of the rim.

However, I have trouble envisioning a scenario like that. A rim is going to bend around the outside, or perhaps on the spokes. The inside hub is the sturdiest part, with the least chance of bending. So unless you ride a buell, I don't think that's the issue

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