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Old 01-02-2013, 07:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Warmed the bike up today, took it out for a quick ride. Turned onto the highway near my house, gave it a little gas... down she went. I was at a complete stop, didn't get higher then 5mph. The salt on the roads put a film on the tire, granite the tires weren't warmed up, bike just came out right from under me. Good thing I have full coverage, looks worse in person then pictures can show. Last time I take my bike out in the winter. Can't tell in the pictures but rear set is bent beyond repair, drove the bike home and it was totally out of alignment, just waiting on dealer quote to decide if I should go through insurance or not. Yes I had on all protective gear.









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Cold roads and cold tires. I hate that shit.

Braaap...WHACK.
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Warmed the bike up today, took it out for a quick ride. Turned onto the highway near my house, gave it a little gas... down she went. I was at a complete stop, didn't get higher then 5mph. The salt on the roads put a film on the tire, granite the tires weren't warmed up, bike just came out right from under me. Good thing I have full coverage, looks worse in person then pictures can show. Last time I take my bike out in the winter. Can't tell in the pictures but rear set is bent beyond repair, drove the bike home and it was totally out of alignment, just waiting on dealer quote to decide if I should go through insurance or not. Yes I had on all protective gear.
Get aftermarket rearsets or just take off and replace the messed up parts with OEM.

Out of alignment or clipons bent? Should be difficult to screw up your forks enough with a 5mph off/drop. Try loosening the triple clamps and working the front tire back and forth like you would if you were fixing the bars on your bicycle when you were a kid. Might hear some cracking as the forks twist back how they should be.

Frame cracked or something? Seems like you might be overreacting.
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Yeah, I hear ya. Nothing sucked more then watching the bike slide across the highway and just kept going, talk about a ride of shame, at least I was able to drive home from the incident. Thank god it wasn't rush hour or it could of been a different story.
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Get aftermarket rearsets or just take off and replace the messed up parts with OEM.

Out of alignment or clipons bent? Should be difficult to screw up your forks enough with a 5mph off/drop. Try loosening the triple clamps and working the front tire back and forth like you would if you were fixing the bars on your bicycle when you were a kid. Might hear some cracking as the forks twist back how they should be.

Frame cracked or something? Seems like you might be overreacting.
I plan on getting some rear sets, The dealer has the bike. Wanted it on record incase I want to go through insurance. I hope I'm overreacting, first time I laid any of my bikes down, of course it's the newest one to drop. I'll let you know what's said when I get the call back. Any certain brand of rear seats that are decent?
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Search fleabay for parts while you wait? Most of that OEM stuff is reasonable too. If you don't work on bikes, now is a good time to learn.
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I use did all the work on my 89 gsxr 750 when I had it but that was just fork seals and gaskets, nothing to in depth.

The lower right hand corner got a good chunk taken out, don't see the need to upgrade. Thinking to get both sides power coated a different color then flat black. Maybe a flat white, not to sure.

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There is a bigger bite taken out of the fork casting on my 675 fork leg than that. Hopefully your dealer will be straight up with you. When you get it back see if your bars are straight, had to ding my tank with one of mine before I realized it was bent.

If you can replace fork seals you can unbolt and bolt parts dude, I have Attack rearsets on my 675, pretty sure they make them for a zx6. Check different brands and see what you like. Good luck
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I will look into them, I just don't want anything wrong with it when I get it back on the road and ready for the season. I'm vert particular about my bikes and cars, I know people won't notice it but I'll know its there. What did you do to your fork casting? Just left it alone.
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Was done by previous owner, but yeah, nothing was wrong. Make sure the casting isn't cracked, which it didn't look like. As long as it didn't damage it to affect an actual working part of the fork. That part of the casting just holds the brake caliper and axle, a pretty easily damaged area on lowsides so they design it to be able to take a few scrapes and not be a problem.
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