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Old 01-15-2013, 02:32 AM
bigbutterbean bigbutterbean is offline
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Default Re: Back wheel assembly

Originally Posted by maniac57 View Post
That rim had more than engine problems...looks like it was "trued" wrong. I saw a wheel do this once just from airing it up to 60psi. It simply exploded into a taco chip shape breaking a bunch of spokes as it bent once it got to 60 or so psi.
If you're referring to scotto's rim, his bike took off without him and ran into a wall. The bike in question has a 212cc engine with I believe 7 ft lbs of torque. That's about 3 to 4 times as much as an ht engine. I seriously doubt scotto, a man who's been racing and riding all his life, would put an improperly trued wheel on a bike with that kind of engine power. Anyone who would do something like that has bigger issues.
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