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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 2010, 3:03 pm Thread Starter
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Unhappy Very strong winds came and knocked my bike over twice.

Obviously it needs a paint job and a new mirror among other things. However, the big problem I see is that the handle bars turn into the bike and hit the bike now. What causes this (bent handle bars)? I mean they dont look physically bent (just throwing that out there). And any rough estimates on how much this would cost to get fixed?

Bike is 600 CBR RR 06

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 2010, 3:15 pm
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You don't mention what bike you have but it is usually one of two things. 1) The bars are bent 2) The steering stops have been damaged. On a typical front end with forks there are tabs on the frame and lower triple clamp that stop the bars from rotating into the tank. Take a look around the steering head and look at what stops the handlebars from turning all the way on the good side. If the bars are straight, you most likely damaged the stop.


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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 2010, 8:32 pm
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When you say "hits the bike" is it both left and right or just one side? and really need to know what model
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