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Need advise about truing a front wheel

I hit something in the road with my Leonardo 300 and threw my wheel out of true. I have looked on the web for a company that might be able to strighten it for me

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But I mention Aprilia and they run for the hills. Seems like most people only want to work on Hondas and Harley's. Does anyone think that this is a project that I should try myself? Or is there anyone out there that knows of someone that could do a perfect job?I just got through dealing with the same problem. I even got a new wheel and it wasnt' true. The dealer couldn't true it because the wheel is too rigid. I found one of the best businesses I have ever come across during my search to get the wheel fixed. The company is Woody's Wheel Works in Colorado. I shipped them my wheel they trued it the day I got it and shipped it back out the next day. They are a great bunch of guys. The site is www.woodyswheelworks.com. ,,

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