Ride or not to Ride?
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Ossessionato
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Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:19 am quote
So last night I was tightening up the bolts to the split rims to make sure they were nice and snug...then I ended up snapping 2 bolts ...yeah I know

I'm going to need to get another rim and paint it black and blah blah blah

The question is..can I still ride? Seems pretty solid still...but not 100% sure..
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Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:31 am quote
i wouldn't. but, if i wanted to, and the rim is trash anyway, i'd just drill two holes and throw bolts and nylocks on it.
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Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:47 am quote
Ive snapped one on one of mine ... drilled it out bolted through and now use it.
If I didn't I'd have to get another have it blasted then get it powdercoated to match and the place that originally did them has gone tits up


Think its time I bought a torque wrench.... don't know me own strength
Ossessionato
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Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:55 am quote
So I can just drill the broken crap out and just use a bolt that is similar in size. Aren't they welded or ?
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Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:01 pm quote
they're normally welded in, yes..but that's to make it easy to remove the nut, etc - you don't need to have a tool on both sides.
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Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:07 pm quote
centre punch the back of the stud and drill it out on a press then use a M8 bolt
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Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:12 pm quote
make sure you take the tire and tube off to do this, you don't want any of those metal shavings buggering up your tube.
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Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:15 pm quote
i wouldn't ride on a rim with two busted studs. one, maybe for a short distance, but two... nah...

anyway, what's your time worth?

figure you've got to take the wheel off, remove the tire, drill it out, go to the hardware store and get the hardware (and probably a new drill bit and center punch after you break the first drill bit) then remount the tire.

vs driving down to motorsport and just picking up a new rims for 40bux... .

best,
-greasy

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Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:18 pm quote
I did mine with tyre on and inflated
Ossessionato
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Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:25 pm quote
Thanks guys

Work is 3 miles 1 way and so far I've made a total of 3 trips back and forth no problems.

The fun part is that I'm using 1/2 half of a GS/SS rim (I'm running a 110x80 tire) and unfortunately that's the side that broke. So yeah...looks like $42 bucks it is
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Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:34 pm quote
isn't the torque like 14 ft lbs? did you overtighten?
Ossessionato
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Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:43 am quote
I need a torque wrench. I usually tighten until snug, then a 1/4 turn usually does the trick. I just went HEMAN on these 2 poor little bolts...stupid

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Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:51 am quote
VLBJS1 wrote:
I need a torque wrench. I usually tighten until snug, then a 1/4 turn usually does the trick. I just went HEMAN on these 2 poor little bots...stupid
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