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Toronto's stepping up. We're bigger than Chicago now and we've got the potholes to prove it. My front rim is a bit less round now.

So what's the process? Do I take the rotors and tire off before taking it for (possible) repair? Thanks.
 

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Curiouser and curiouser. Just noticed the left front caliper mounting arm has an extra tab with threaded hole (under the bottom sliding pin); the right front caliper does not. I can see it on other scoots in photos and in parts fiches. It's not an ABS mount and I'm not missing parts. A reused bit from another bike?

I could buy a used wheel, though everything up here is more expensive and cross border shipping can be a pain. Plus I hate throwing stuff out if a few specialized whacks will do the trick.
 

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Only because you mentioned Toronto - do we now know you live north of the border.... please add you hometown to your online profile....

POTHOLES..????? So is all the tax money going towards national health care??

Bunch of sick people in Canada.....?????? Ahhhhh!!
 

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If the bike is still rideable, take it into a specialist for assessment first. If not, get the wheel off the bike, the tyre, and the abs ring off the wheel and take some pics and email them to specialists or take the rim in for assessment. It may not be a doable repair.
 

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Only because you mentioned Toronto - do we now know you live north of the border.... please add you hometown to your online profile....

POTHOLES..????? So is all the tax money going towards national health care??

Bunch of sick people in Canada.....?????? Ahhhhh!!
Profile? You're not one of Obama's NSA operatives, are you?!? EDIT: Computer glitched up there. Toronto is referred to as the COTU (Centre Of The Universe) by the rest of the country since the residents forget anything exists outside of it. Except Montreal's delis and Vancouver's pot.
 

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Anyhow, we're not much different than any other city slickers. Everyone tries to be polite but are stressed out by the usual: smog, gridlocked traffic, expensive everything, stifling bureaucracy, aggresive cops and inept, narcissistic politicians. That and roads resembling asphalt quilts generously peppered with potholes. Federal and provincial taxes don't cover municipal road repair--that's what property taxes are for. Problem is, they need to cover much more than roads, so repairs get postponed. I think there's an estimated $400 million repair backlog, well over a BILLION if the elevated Gardiner Express way is included (which rains chunks on concrete onto the cars below).
 

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Sorry about the triple-post. I'm feeling informative. Our health care is getting less "free" (high taxes & prices, remember) by the day, under repeated attack from within by physician colleges (who railed against government healthcare when it was proposed in the 60s) and pharmaceutical/insurance lobbyists from without. Back to the scheduled program! The wheel still holds air, fortunately. No ABS on the 2003 Standard, so no issues there. Just to be safe, I think I'll remove the wheel w/rotors and take it for assessment, replacing if necessary.
 

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There are two basic wheels in use on motorcycles of this year, cast alumumn and forged. Cast will crack when deformed alot and can not be easly repaired. Forged can bend alot and if it does crack, most times it can be welded and heat cycled to almost like new. I do think our Burgmans have cheap cast wheels. Good luck. You may find a wrecked 400 on www.copart.com cheaper than buying a new wheel. They have auctions up there too.
 

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Okay, wheel off, tire off. Besides the flaky Suzuki paint, the wheel seems undamaged, just bent along the outer rim. About 1.5" or so long. The tire seems fine, inside and out. Speaking with someone tomorrow to determine if it's a good candidate for repair.
 

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Profile? You're not one of Obama's NSA operatives, are you?!? EDIT: Computer glitched up there. Toronto is referred to as the COTU (Centre Of The Universe) by the rest of the country since the residents forget anything exists outside of it. Except Montreal's delis and Vancouver's pot.
Nope...I am not an NSA operative.....but you and I are currently being very well monitored.........by them.......... Watch what you say to me..!!
 
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