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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-05-2009, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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Ok so I was in a wreck a couple nights ago, this lady pulled out in front of me and I had no where to go so I had to slam on brakes and then ditch the bike before I hit her SUV. She had said she did not see me. I'm OK just a bit of road rash, I managed to ball up pretty good. Anyway the bike looks like it was pretty lucky, the saddle bags and the cover to the intake on the left side along with the clutch took most of the damage. My question is generally how much does it cost to realign the front wheel? Also It does not look like the forks are bent but if they are what would be the labor cost be to fix or replace them? I'm new to the area and don't want to get ripped off at the garage I took the bike to.

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-05-2009, 11:20 AM
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Glad you are OK. Thinking back, would it have been better if you'd ridden the brakes all the way to impact, vs. dumping the bike?

Don't know if the wheel can be fixed, might be better to get a new one. I'd have the forks checked at a shop rather than eyeballing it, make sure there's no hidden damage.

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Ok so I was in a wreck a couple nights ago, this lady pulled out in front of me and I had no where to go so I had to slam on brakes and then ditch the bike before I hit her SUV. She had said she did not see me. I'm OK just a bit of road rash, I managed to ball up pretty good. Anyway the bike looks like it was pretty lucky, the saddle bags and the cover to the intake on the left side along with the clutch took most of the damage. My question is generally how much does it cost to realign the front wheel? Also It does not look like the forks are bent but if they are what would be the labor cost be to fix or replace them? I'm new to the area and don't want to get ripped off at the garage I took the bike to.

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glad u are alright ... to alllign the front end there are four bolts on the tubes losssin slightly and straighten back like an old bmx bike... ride and if its still a little off adjust accordingly ... whre u from hutch?



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Sorry it happened but glad you're ok...
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My question is generally how much does it cost to realign the front wheel?
Glad you're OK. If the rim is bent, I don't beleive it can be safely realigned. It's cast aluminum and you would need to replace it. Usually some on ebay.

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Typical mantra... "I didn't see you"
To me translates to "I WASN'T PAYING ATTENTION".
I'd have had to give her door a good kick.
Screw her, and I'm glad you're okay.

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Great news it was not as bad as I thought, the shop was able to align the wheel no problem and the forks are fine they checked them out...no damage! In reply to EQPlayer I would probably be in the hospital right now if I had tried that and the forks defiantly would have been bent. By doing what I did I some what took control of my self, I would rather hit the ground and try and roll rather than hit into a SUV. As far as the bike is concerned it was just lucky that it was not worse.

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Hey guys do you know if when you order the front fender from CheapCycleParts.com if it comes painted, I would think it would not be but I am not sure why there are different colors listed with the part number (CC, RED). Like the following:

35001-1110-HR FENDER-ASSY-FR CC,RED $88.32 $88.32

Does anyone know if it does come painted?
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Glad you're OK, Hutch! I just had 10 stitches removed from my elbow today after my crash several weeks ago (which I've replayed in my head ad nauseam and have described in a separate thread ~ https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13057~ you might want to skim it and absorb see some of the wise counsel given to me). I'm still a bit shaken up, but will get back on the road when I'm ready. Hope you will too, and may both of us learn from for the bad experience.

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