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    Carbon wheels

    FK FK FK ! Pothole cracked front wheel. Any contacts at BMW?
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    Re: Carbon wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by bananaman View Post
    FK FK FK ! Pothole cracked front wheel. Any contacts at BMW?
    Damn!!
    Had my dink in the forged front straightened at motoliners.
    Not sure if he'd be able to help you out with yours but worth a shout

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    Re: Carbon wheels

    Ahh hell, probably would have buckled an alloy too then.

    UK roads are terrible.

    Not sure what to suggest. Probably replacement only.

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    Re: Carbon wheels

    Lind Norwich and Cotswold give the forum discounts.

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    Keith, shit! Firstly take pictures of the pothole. You’ll need them for either BMW or the council. The wheel can’t be repaired unfortunately. If the pothole isn’t to bad ie it’s like 100,000s of potholes around Britain. The wheel isn’t fit for purpose. Moan at your dealer where you bought it from. Stress this is a safety issue. See what Germany comes back with. If they push back start saying you’re going to write to the bike magazines, watchdog etc. see if there are other incidents online. BMW won’t want their wheels hitting the headlines. If it’s a ridiculous pothole, to be honest take a picture of a not so bad pothole ie average depth. I’ve tried to claim off councils and it’s the road to hell (sorry for the pun) J

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    Re: Carbon wheels

    Found a pair complete 600miles only, 2k
    Last edited by bananaman; 18th June 2022 at 03:06 PM.
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    Re: Carbon wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by JamieMac View Post
    Keith, shit! Firstly take pictures of the pothole. You’ll need them for either BMW or the council. The wheel can’t be repaired unfortunately. If the pothole isn’t to bad ie it’s like 100,000s of potholes around Britain. The wheel isn’t fit for purpose. Moan at your dealer where you bought it from. Stress this is a safety issue. See what Germany comes back with. If they push back start saying you’re going to write to the bike magazines, watchdog etc. see if there are other incidents online. BMW won’t want their wheels hitting the headlines. If it’s a ridiculous pothole, to be honest take a picture of a not so bad pothole ie average depth. I’ve tried to claim off councils and it’s the road to hell (sorry for the pun) J
    It was about 10 mins after the 'hit' that I realised there was a problem with deflated tyre, dash flicked up 10 psi lol. I didnt see it, was through a wooded section. Council will only admit if its been reported before.

    Trust me, it very difficult to steer with 10 psi haha !!
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    Re: Carbon wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by alex View Post
    Lind Norwich and Cotswold give the forum discounts.
    Lind Norwich was as good as a chocolate fireguard, said too many ppl were asking 20-30% off so wont do it anymore.
    Speed doesnt kill, its how fast you stop.......

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    Re: Carbon wheels

    Has it put you off carbon wheels mate? Or do you just think bad luck with bad pothole ?


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    Re: Carbon wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by bananaman View Post
    Lind Norwich was as good as a chocolate fireguard, said too many ppl were asking 20-30% off so wont do it anymore.
    It was only ever 10%...people taking the piss

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