im gonna grind my rims any tips

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by daveanscombe, Nov 26, 2004.

  1. daveanscombe

    daveanscombe Guest

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    ok i wanna know how to grind my rims.....dont know what to use or any think like that...........gonna gring my try all rims...and use koxx bloxx.........do u like make little lines.....or just brush along the rim until it feels ruffed up
    any help would b good
     
  2. norco tt

    norco tt New Member

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    do u have a crap rim to try it on???????
     

  3. chronic

    chronic Dungeonmaster's Guide

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    And when you do it, you'll probably just as you said brush the grinder over the rim...which won't really do much. You gotta put some force into it and push a deep sharp grind.

    Just dont cut your wheel in half.
     
  4. bwagner

    bwagner New Member

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    No joking, when I did my first rim, I was all scared. You really DO need to use a bit of force to get the grind deep enough to be effective. You'd be very surprised how much it would take to actually harm the rim, use a little elbow grease dude, get the grind nice and harsh, you'll be a happier rider for it!! Good luck, and try to keep the grind marks 90 degrees to the edge of the rim, I.E, make them ae surface, not with the shape of the rim.
     
  5. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    push hard. 120 kilos
     
  6. xxxfr

    xxxfr RCP FABRICATION

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    yea, if u use an angle grinder, u get a nice deep grind, but its a bitch, easiest way i found, is a smaller less powerful diegrinder, and a cut off wheel, put the wheel in a truing stand, and use the cut off wheel on a like 45 deg angle to the rim...itll spin it self, just dont let it go too fast...
     
  7. CoppellStereo

    CoppellStereo Ruff Rider

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    would a table ginder work? or is that not a good idea?
     
  8. Peace

    Peace pedocrab

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    use this, works a treat! its hard to be accurate with so practice on a few trains or if you can find a stargate, that woul be perfect practice.
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    on a more serious note... yeah best way i have found is get a fresh grinding disc, lay your rim down so the wheel is resting on the rim not the hub.... then grind as hard and fast as possible, i take swipes at it, so its all a very continuos motion, because if you leave the grinder on one part of the rim for a fraction of a second it will eat it real fast!
    Keep the grinder as low as possible so you are getting the most contact between the disc and rim, then press hard and run along it fast. practice on a dead rim first if you arent confident.
    Peace
     
  9. Gurra

    Gurra Porna Veselo Zadorno

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    That thing lives in Germany :D saw it on Discovry. its HUGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. one of them showels could fit a small car.
     
  10. daveanscombe

    daveanscombe Guest

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    ok got a grind in its like 1 mm deep i used the monty x lite-hydra pads .....silly me........now i got no brake pads at all well i love the grip i shal never have a smooth rim ever again .......so will plasmatics crm......last me a while ..........or do i go for koxx bloxx..........thanxx a lott u gyes wicked advice
     
  11. sotsog

    sotsog Guest

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    hoe you wore goggles