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Old 09-19-2017, 11:52 PM   #1
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Fell into one of these on my new Street Triple...

Was out for a Sunday ride and on a busy stretch of road back home I rode straight into/over a sunken manhole cover. The photo isnít the same one but looks pretty much like it. It was probably a bit deeper but had perfectly smooth curved edges, not like a reg pothole.



I was going about 50mph and saw it too late to steer out the way so braved myself (all 150lbs) and raised my of the seat. It wasnít as bad as I thought, definatly a hard bump/thud but was quite stable and didnít actually feel as scary as I thought in that split second. On other bikes I would have been holding on for dear life!

I didnít hear any bang like the suspension bottoming out (at least I.dont think so) and the wheel and tires look fine and no oil coming from the front fork.

Do you think I would need to take it in for a check over or could have possible damaged anything that I can see or feel? Or tell me if Iím being paranoid my other bikes have been basic and l havenít been a highly tuned machine like this.

How do you add a photo on here?
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Old 09-20-2017, 04:39 AM   #3
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I wouldn't worry about it.
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Nothing bent?
No odd handling?
No oil leaks?

Probably fine. Pay attention for a little while to see if there's been any change and then, if everything seems ok, I wouldn't be concerned.
That's what suspension is for.
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Houston streets can be a I try and ride as close to the line and far enough back to be ready for whatever fell out of the work truck or huge pot hole.
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Check the torque among the engine cover bolts
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Nothing bent?

No odd handling?

No oil leaks?



Probably fine. Pay attention for a little while to see if there's been any change and then, if everything seems ok, I wouldn't be concerned.

That's what suspension is for.


I was more worried about any fork damage. If the wheel mans tire is okay can I assume the fork is okay too?
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That doesn't look too bad. I've got a few near me and and rather accustomed to then. Glad the bike's ok.
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