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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-29-2004, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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after-effects of a bent subframe?

A friend is considering buying a ~97 CBR 6 with a bent subframe. How much will this affect the bike? Should the subframe bent back in place or does a new subframe have to be purchased?

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I would deffinetly either bend it back, or for the 150 dollars buy a used one on ebay.

If his sub-frame is bent you will be able to tell if you stand the bike straight up and look down it, it should be cocked to one side or another, i don't suggest riding it to much like that since it screws with the integrity of the bike.

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Re: after-effects of a bent subframe?

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A friend is considering buying a ~97 CBR 6 with a bent subframe. How much will this affect the bike? Should the subframe bent back in place or does a new subframe have to be purchased?

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I would be more concerned with what else was wrong with the bike. Usually (bent subframes) come with other (broken) parts. If there is no other damage.... How did the subframe get bent? Do you really want a bike that someone crashed, fixed the plastics, and didn't fix the subframe? What else didn't they fix? I'd check it out really good first.

Oh yeah, and make sure the oil drain plug is there, and it's tight!
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-30-2004, 05:14 AM
 
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I crashed my bike and bent the subframe and there was little damage elsewhere on the bike. The paint on the tail was scuffed up in a 1-2" area and of course the traditional mirror and signal being trashed. I had it looked over and as far as the guys in the shop could tell, the actual fram and the rest of the bike were good to go. Definitely have a place check out the bike for any other damage and mechanics.
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just to chime in,

the guy will send me a pics of the bike from the rear, so i should be able to tell wether the drop bent the main frame beams/ cracked the welds or anything like that. From the pics i've seen, it looks like the left upper tube was bent down maybe 3" from the end. linky

Also the f3s have steel frames, so i could prolly just use a torch and bend it back up.

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