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Old 08-10-2013, 06:53 PM   #1
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AARGHH!! I have terrible luck

Long story short, i bought a bike yesterday, went for a ride around neighborhood, dodged a stray dog, hit the world's biggest pothole or at least it felt like it, got home and left fork is leaking...
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:55 PM   #2
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That would absolutely suck...horrible news man...hope you get it back up quickly!!!!
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Nah, second worst luck. Rebuilt entire bike, got 2 rides out of it and lost rear caliper bolt. Now stuck waiting on a 5$ bolt.

Probably was on the way out anyways if the 07 listed is the one you bought. Good time to rebuild the forks. Lift front end with a ladder and some straps if you dont have a stand. Pull the forks off, replace the adjuster orings, crush washers, shims, seals, and boots all at the same time. Plenty of youtube videos with the plastic bag trick to keep from ruining the seals when you put the fork back together. Pay attention to the direction of the fork spring when you tear it apart.
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:39 PM   #4
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Nah, second worst luck. Rebuilt entire bike, got 2 rides out of it and lost rear caliper bolt. Now stuck waiting on a 5$ bolt.

Probably was on the way out anyways if the 07 listed is the one you bought. Good time to rebuild the forks. Lift front end with a ladder and some straps if you dont have a stand. Pull the forks off, replace the adjuster orings, crush washers, shims, seals, and boots all at the same time. Plenty of youtube videos with the plastic bag trick to keep from ruining the seals when you put the fork back together. Pay attention to the direction of the fork spring when you tear it apart.
Yeah that sucks too. Nah I didnt get it from MH. I've already got a quote on getting them done. I'm not too confident in my mechanical skills yet to try it myself.
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:43 PM   #5
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have you checked your front rim? i hit a pothole on my cbr and i saw a dent on my wheel.. me off
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have you checked your front rim? i hit a pothole on my cbr and i saw a dent on my wheel.. me off
Rim is good
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So instead of smacking a dog and wrecking you hit a pothole and damaged a $20 part. You are a "glass half empty" kind of guy huh?
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So instead of smacking a dog and wrecking you hit a pothole and damaged a $20 part. You are a "glass half empty" kind of guy huh?
Lol, according to ppl I'm the opposite. For me it was more that I literally bought it last night and can't ride it already ....except to the shop on Monday.
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There are some good youtube videos on how to replace them if you want to give it a shot. I learned how a couple years ago and I'm a when it comes to fixing things.
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took me almost 6 month to get my new track bike already, first time out on the track, within 20 mins, crashed the bike into the wall, after 4 month it is still in pieces.
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took me almost 6 month to get my new track bike already, first time out on the track, within 20 mins, crashed the bike into the wall, after 4 month it is still in pieces.
That's no bueno man.
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Just go ahead and drop it in the driveway. Get it over with early.
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^^^I can do that for you, and I have been told I am pretty good at it.
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Just go ahead and drop it in the driveway. Get it over with early.
Hey! Not funny! I had just put my newly repaired Thunderbird back together after laying it down, then a day later stopped to park my Diavel, put it in neutral, turned it off, locked it, then simply dropped it to the ground. Scratched the upper fairing and bent the shifter. Easy, but relatively expensive fixes, for pretty minor damages.

Yeah, that sidestand thingy comes in handy when you remember to use it....



This actually me off more than my Thunderbird mishap which involved avoiding a cager.
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