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Fixing a totaled bike?

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    Fixing a totaled bike?


    I was looking for some imput from people who have laid their bikes down and what kind of experince they have had regarding weither or not the bike handles as perfectly as it did before the accident.

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    Fixing a totaled bike?

    How bad is it fucked up? If the frame is bent...you're in for one hell of a project.

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    Fixing a totaled bike?

    Here's my story, short and sweet.

    Riding, cornering, misuse of brake, sliding, flipping, tumbling, searching... for the bike that went WAY THE FUCK into the woods.

    Main frame section was fine, subframe slightly tweeked, (make that, snapped and twisted, see photo of Degsy fixing it). No plastic piece survived...

    So it is fixed now... runs great. I haven't noticed any changes in the way it runs.


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    Fixing a totaled bike?

    The frame apparently is fine. When I hit the ladder the bike went down on it's right side, and stayed down. It just has all right side damage. Plastic, exhuast, windscreen

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    Fixing a totaled bike?

    Replace the damaged bodywork, and the right side of the exhaust (I'm assuming on the can was messed up then?) and call it a day! Doesn't sound like you'll have too much trouble fixing it up as long as it's all cosmetic damage.

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    Fixing a totaled bike?

    Right, it's an easy task. But that's not what I'm looking for. It's been without oil, now for a whole month, and my question is, will it ride the same as it did before the accident. I'm looking for input on what others have regarding being in an accident and weither or not the bike will ever truely ride the same as it did before the accident.
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    Fixing a totaled bike?

    If the insurance company is wiling to total out the bike, will they replace it with a brand new bike? If yours was all stock why not just go for a new bike?

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    Fixing a totaled bike?

    Right, it's an easy task. But that's not what I'm looking for. It's been without oil, now for a whole month, and my question is, will it ride the same as it did before the accident. I'm looking for input on what others have regarding being in an accident and weither or not the bike will ever truely ride the same as it did before the accident.
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    If it hasn't been started without oil, it should be fine.

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    Fixing a totaled bike?

    Have the forks checked too. You'd be amazed at how easy those buggers will twist. JC's right about the lack of oil. Replace the cover that let the oil escape, replace the filter and oil. Start 'er up and let 'er idle for a few minutes before you take off. And go easy for the first 100 or so miles to make sure there's no metal shavings in there. Maybe even change the oil again after that 100 miles or so. But if the frame and forks and swingarm are all straight, I don't see what the problemo would be...

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    I have bought and sold about 30 wrecked bikes. my rule of thumb is that if it starts and runs an I can take it down the road at 120mph. without vibrations I fix it,, if not I cut it up for parts... The one thing I have done with a lot of bike before getting on them is re-align the forks in the triple tree, by loosing the fork bolts on the bottom and compressing the forks 4or 5 times, then re-tighten.. I am sure that after yours went down that your fork tubes would be twisted

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    Fixing a totaled bike?

    apperently the forks were pulled apart and were fine. I think I found my answer. I found the same bike a left over 99 with no milage on it. I think I'm going to take the money and run to New York.
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    Fixing a totaled bike?

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    If I'm buying a three year old bike that has never been riden, how long would the brake in period be? I've never owned a brand new bike!!

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    Fixing a totaled bike?

    Read the owner's manual

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    Fixing a totaled bike?

    usually it's on the order of 500-600 miles.

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    Fixing a totaled bike?

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    Awwwww he loves me, he really really loves me!

    Seriously tho, it's gotta be different from bike to bike. If it's brand new (i.e., never been ridden) it should have the manual, and thus tell you how long the breakin period is.

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    Fixing a totaled bike?

    I'm getting a 99 superhawk with no miles on it for $7100.
    Bob,
    Thanks for the help, but it looks like i'm not going to need it.

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    SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!

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    Fixing a totaled bike?

    What color?

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    Fixing a totaled bike?

    heh
    what collor do you think?
    Yellow of course, I have to match the leathers.

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    Excellent ride!

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    Aw, dude! There's a yellow Superhawk up near me w/ matching lowers and chromed wheels w/ about 1000 miles on it. I know the dude too, so if you may be interested I can talk at him for ya. Lemme know...

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