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Bent rim on NC500 - anyone got a spare wheel in the highlands?

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I'm a complete idiot and curbed my front left wheel while doing about 60.  I'm about 30 miles away from John O'Groats as my gf and I were driving the NC500, so I'm fairly sure no one can help but thought I'd ask anyway.

 

Does anyone have a front wheel for sale (Rays) anywhere near the highlands?  

 

Obviously I can put the space saver on, but I've got another 700ish miles to do and don't think they are designed for that.

 

Anyone got any other ideas?  The wheel is currently holding air but I don't know for how long.  A tyre shop in Wick has had a look for me and checked it's not leaking, but said there really isn't a lot anyone can do.

 

Here's a photo, yes I know I'm an idiot:

 

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4 minutes ago, Kryptek49 said:

I'm a complete idiot and curbed my front left wheel while doing about 60.  I'm about 30 miles away from John O'Groats as my gf and I were driving the NC500, so I'm fairly sure no one can help but thought I'd ask anyway.

 

Does anyone have a front wheel for sale (Rays) anywhere near the highlands?  

 

Obviously I can put the space saver on, but I've got another 700ish miles to do and don't think they are designed for that.

 

Anyone got any other ideas?  The wheel is currently holding air but I don't know for how long.  A tyre shop in Wick has had a look for me and checked it's not leaking, but said there really isn't a lot anyone can do.

 

Here's a photo, yes I know I'm an idiot:

 

iiYvKO-DcqQq7RsMBoGpQ7RgnC-eTtbN_4RB_5mJ

Ouch, :pmzmanalex:

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Just now, fijifixit said:

Ouch, :pmzmanalex:

Thanks - I already have, I think he's near Perth somewhere but don't know how long the tyre will hold for.  If I can continue the trip I'm probably about 300 miles from him

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Not the ideal situation, however, that should hold air providing you do not corner at 100 mph.

 

Just keep it nice and steady and you will be fine. :thumbs:

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