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Calling All Wrench Heads

Hey Wrench heads, I'm hoping you can help me out:

1) I have removed my side fairings, how do I seperate the two side pieces? They have those funny screws holding them together.

2) how can I tell if my frame is no longer straight?

3) how can I tell if my subframe is no longer straight?

4) how can I tell if my folks are bent?

Any help would be appreciated. Oh and sorry, but this is likely only the start of what will likely be a lot of questions.
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Re: Calling All Wrench Heads

how can I tell if my folks are bent?

ummmm take a really close look at them the next time they are visiting . . .
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Re: Calling All Wrench Heads

Hmmm...which 2 side pieces?

If the frame isn't obviously bent, the only way to find out is to goto the Frame man or to a GMD Computrack.

Subframe, you'll know if it's bent when you pull out the bolts.



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Re: Calling All Wrench Heads

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Hmmm...which 2 side pieces?

If the frame isn't obviously bent, the only way to find out is to goto the Frame man or to a GMD Computrack.

Subframe, you'll know if it's bent when you pull out the bolts.
Thanks for the help. The two side pieces I'm referring to are the ones where the big RR logos are. The two side fairings. They are connected at the bottom of the bike by some little phillips head screws.
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Thanks for the help. The two side pieces I'm referring to are the ones where the big RR logos are. The two side fairings. They are connected at the bottom of the bike by some little phillips head screws.
Give the plastic screw one turn until the head drops down a tad and use your nails to grab the head and pull. You can also push from the top as well to push them through, be careful as they are quite brittle.
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If the fork tubes are bent just slightly, so as to be difficult to discern just by eyeballing them, you will probably have to pull the tubes from the sliders and have them checked by someone w/the proper equipment. If you have access to a perfectly flat surface to roll them on, any curvature of the tubes will be apparent also. If they are just slightly bent, they can be straightened. A local machinist I know can get them amazingly "near perfect" with an arbor press.
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Re: Calling All Wrench Heads

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Hey Wrench heads, I'm hoping you can help me out:

1) I have removed my side fairings, how do I seperate the two side pieces? They have those funny screws holding them together.

2) how can I tell if my frame is no longer straight?

3) how can I tell if my subframe is no longer straight?

4) how can I tell if my folks are bent?

Any help would be appreciated. Oh and sorry, but this is likely only the start of what will likely be a lot of questions.
Hi Ross, Many of the fasteners on the body work are those little plastic 1/4 turn fasteners you turn it slightly til it pops out and then you simply pull it out. If you think the frame might be bent ( dents in the actual frame or any place where it may have been impacted ) you can have it checked. The name GMD computrack comes to mind. Next if the subframe is is bent it really isn't too big a deal if you're talking about the rear subframe that basically holds the seat and the tail light it can be bent back into shape depending on the extentof the damage. As for the forks. Remove them and rotate them in a fashion that you would see if it is warped. Check to see if they compress like normal and rebound freely. If you're unsure have them checked by a professional.

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how can I tell if my folks are bent?

ummmm take a really close look at them the next time they are visiting . . .
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how can I tell if my folks are bent?

ummmm take a really close look at them the next time they are visiting . . .

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Re: Calling All Wrench Heads

You really cant tell if anything is bent. If you can look and see its bent, you have a MAJOR hit. Take the bike to a GMD Computrack and have it checked and/or corrected.

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Re: Calling All Wrench Heads

One good look at me will surely prove to the unbeliever just how bent my folks really are.
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Re: Calling All Wrench Heads

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how can I tell if my folks are bent?

ummmm take a really close look at them the next time they are visiting . . .
very good call

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