Re: In an accident‏

Randy Grein randygrein at
Mon Jun 7 21:14:27 PDT 2010

Rim is easy - spin the wheel, sight along a rim edge for runout side  
to side and radially. If you can see any it needs work, although you  
might be able to replace the rim cheaper than repair. Frame damage is  
unlikely but it could be bent a bit. Not likely, but possible. After  
you get the forks & T-clamps checked check wheel alignment -  
especially check that the front and rear are parallel by sighting  
along a rear wheel edge and compare against the front.
Randy Grein, WMRRA #141

On Jun 7, 2010, at 8:34 AM, Wendell Crain wrote:

> My wife loaned her GS500 to the daughter's boyfriend. He didn't pay
> attention when entering the lot at the gas station. Head-on with
> someone trying to leave the station in a hurry. He says he was only
> going 5-10 mph, but when impacted the bike stopped going forward and
> was shoved back. It didn't get knocked over, so no more plastic damage
> than it already had. I am thinking possible rim or fork damage. I have
> not taken things apart yet to check those. Anything else that should
> be checked? What about the neck of the frame? Anyway to check that
> without a machine?
> Oh, the best part is the boy moved the bike to be out of way so they
> could exchange info. The woman shouted out her window as she drove
> off, "It was your fault!" I've already told my wife she should see if
> the station has any video surveillance.
> Thanks!
> Wendell

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