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Not one of mine but one I do work on. Somehow went more or less straight into the side of a sand wash in third gear. Don't know if the forks are alright but I doubt it.

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He's fine.  Must have gone right over the top of the embankment.  I've got an extra set of forks and triple clamps so he'll likely be right back at it this weekend.

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Dang.  Get new bearings too.  I would be looking for frame cracks as well  

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First thing to check will be frame to fender clearance.  I would not be surprised if its tweaked a little.  They're strong but they're not designed to hit walls straight on in third gear.

That's the good thing about steel though.  Its ductile and will bend before it breaks.

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Yes someone managed to destroy a very hard to find crank on both sides of the threads , so I just bit the bullet and bought a new o.e .m. one .

Omg that's crazy. I do my own work, and have no idea what I'd do if I found that, aside from taking it to someone to get it off.

 

I might add, though, I think I understand why they did it. I had a nut that had backed off my boy's crank on his 107. Wasted the threads and did some damage to the aluminum larger clutch cover. Filled my case with shavings, so I ended up even having to do a full build, including replacing an otherwise good crank, and all the bearings.

 

I don't understand why more manufacturers don't just use a circlip?

 

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On 5/1/2017 at 7:54 PM, turbo dan said:

Not one of mine but one I do work on. Somehow went more or less straight into the side of a sand wash in third gear. Don't know if the forks are alright but I doubt it.

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If they had a "dislike this" button I'd push it. Ouch.

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