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Last weekend I hit an object in the road and bent the rear rim significantly. Fortunately didn't go down. Trying to straighten the rim later resulted in a crack.:( It still holds air but I don't trust it. I have found a new one but they are expensive. Does anyone know of a salvage option. I think all the rear tires on the Ninja 1000's are the same so the year of the bike doesn't matter.

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There are outfits that will weld and repair wheels. I used one to fix a nice big dent in my FJR's front wheel (thanks for the $200 pothole, California!)
 

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It is currently at a welder that I have respect for. He is not sure it can be fixed but will give it a try. Another friend says that cast aluminum can't be repaired. The micro cracks remain and with vibration may fail. Hence me looking for a used replacement.
 

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This happened to me once on my R6, front wheel. I bought a new condition used wheel off eBay including rotors for MUCH cheaper than a replacement wheel alone (which needs everything bearings, seals, rotors, valve stem).

Look up the wheel part # and see if any other bikes use the same one, it will widen your search pool.

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This happened to me once on my R6, front wheel. I bought a new condition used wheel off eBay including rotors for MUCH cheaper than a replacement wheel alone (which needs everything bearings, seals, rotors, valve stem).

Look up the wheel part # and see if any other bikes use the same one, it will widen your search pool.

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There are no Ninja 1000 rear wheels available on ebay at this time. The parts numbers for several models are similar but not exactly the same. A couple of wheels are available from ZR6's and a Ninja 650R. These look identical but no way for me to know for sure without buying and shipping one. A little expensive gamble. Will keep looking. If anyone know if one of these wheels will fit please let me know....:confused:
 

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I was able to get it welded. Cleaned it up and repainted the area and it looks pretty good. Mounted the tire and test road yesterday. No problem after 40 miles. Yeah!
 

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A bit late to the party but the N1k uses a 6 inch rim vs the 5.5 on the 650/6r. Same reason we can't mount a 180 tire to our rim. Technically you can but I wouldn't consider that safe to ride on.
 
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