With the past few days being nice out I have taken my moped on the unsalty roads here in Chicago. I goto school during the day and when thats over I go straight to work. I dont get off untill its dark outside. Tonight when I was riding ,which was a little before 10pm, I hit a huge pothole. I was going in the lower 30s. I didnt swurve to the left because I didnt know if there was a vehicle on the side of me and because I thought if I did it would be too late since I saw the pothole at the last second. Its hard to see when driving at night. All i could do when I hit it was tense up for the impact. I hit it and had complete control of my bike. I felt a little wabbling to the bike afterwards but was going to drive it home and look what happened to it. I had made a bent in the rear and front wheel that is about 3 1/2 inches. The bends only accure on the right sides of the wheels. It still drives fine, with the exception to a tiny bit of shake. Also, on the rear wheel there is a crack on the rim that is in the inner part where the support piece(not spoke) comes to the middle of the rim. The wheels are aluminum I believe. My moped is a '98 Tomos Targa LX. Should I attempt to get a hammer to bang the dents in? Will the crack be a big problem(Not cracked all the way through)? Also how much does a front and rear Mag wheel run for? Prices for them are not posted at mopedjunkyard.com
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