fell down go boom - need parts and advice
rg-sv650 at v0.net
Mon Jul 9 19:25:25 PDT 2007
I crashed my 2003 SV650 at Thunderhill on Saturday in T2.
Lost the back end. Bike didn't have the decency to merely slide,
decided it wanted to hop around a bit as well. Impact to front left
upper, tank, rear left upper.
The really obvious things I need:
fork upper tube(s?)
Armour Bodies tail
Vortex fairing stay
1 rearstand spool + hardware
1 Woodcraft clipon bar
1 Woodcraft peg + hardware
Armour Bodies upper
Penske shock (Zoran, can I send this to you?)
If anyone can hook me up with any new or lightly used items from my
above shopping list cheaply, I'd be very appreciative.
If one fork inner tube is bent, should I just assume the other is as
well? Is there other probable damage, and I should just go find a
GSXR750 front end now?
After I take off all the obviously damaged stuff, what else should I do
to check things? I assume I should plan on making a trip to find out if
the frame is bent?
Also, any theories on what happened to my rear shock? I had possibly
stressed the hydraulic line a bit when installing it and maneuvering the
reservoir around, but not really all that much. I'm not sure if it blew
off during the crash, or caused the crash by splooging oil on my rear
tire while I was leaned over. I suspect the former, but it clearly blew
onto a spinning chain because the chain is soaked and it pulled enough
up onto the front sprocket that it got blown out the gap in front of the
plastic cover onto the left side engine cover. Sudden impact on the
rear wheel when the bike launched itself made it blow? (There's a bunch
of weeds n stuff between the tire and the rear wheel.. I'm running a DOT
rear at 22psi as per Michelin's recommendation.) There's zero damage or
dirt in the area where the line attaches, so its not like anything
impacted inside there.
My novice race season is not quite panning out the way I hoped. :-/
Cringing in anticipation of painful advice... :-)
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