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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-08-2015, 01:39 AM Thread Starter
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Dumped bike repair issue question.

As y'all heard I had to dump at low speed the other night. On the ride home after it was a bit harder to shift. I don't know if that was me/nerves or if it was the bike.

If it was the bike what should I be looking at to make sure nothing is broken. I dumped it on it's right side.

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can u post pics of the damage
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Weird. Seems to be shifting OK now, but I'm hearing a rattleing (could just be me being paranoid).
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Did the bike fall on the left or right side? Unless it landed on the left and impacted on the shifter, I can't imagine anything happened to cause a tough shifting. My guess was that it was just shaken nerves, especially since the rough shifting seems to have cleared up.

Now, about the rattling: When is it happening? Is it constant? Only at idle, while revving, while shifting?

Few things come to mind off the bat:
Cam chains. do you have the stock ACCTs? maybe try the grambo trick to reset the springs

Another common culprit could be your exhaust heat shields Check to see if one of the retaining straps didn't pop loose or break in the fall

......I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere then in any city on earth.

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first thing i would check is to see if the muffler or pipe clamps came loose from impact then just do an all bolts and nuts check
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