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New to ATV's so have some general questions on best proctices and repairs.

This weekend a buddy came over with his 4 wheeler. He is much more experieinced and in my haste to try to keep up, I seem to have dented a front rim a bit.

That tire is noticably lost some air but it does not appear to be bad enough to go full flat.

First, I think I can knock the dent back with a ball peen or a BFH and a cold chisel. Is there any other tips and fixing this sort of dent in the rim?

Last question is on air pressure. I was very surprised at how low the pressure is recommended. The tires on the bike are Bear Claws. Rather aggressive tread. Is there any rule on pressure vs terrain? Does one always stay with the recommended or do you go over a bit in rockier stuff?

I am not sure if the dent came from a rock or a tree stump.

btw...pretty much thrashed the bike Saturday! It was a blast and it performed like a champ! Got stuck only once in some really deep muck on my property. Definately need to add a winch to it sooner than later!

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Use a bfh and a block of wood to hammer out the dent in the rim. I run 3-4 psi normally on my sporttrax

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hahaha, your last sentences made me laugh !! AWESOME !!

yah, you can knock the dent out and probably fix the leak too, if not some tire goop, slime ...

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Thanks guys!

I've been checking it every moning before I go to work...tire has not lost any more air so I think once I "tap" it back into shape, I should be OK.!

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