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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 04-11-2019, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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Straightening that frame

So, I crashed my bike, and I'm now in the process of rebuilding it.

Abba motorcycle equipment were the closest business I found that could check and repair frames for my bike (2005 Bonneville).

It's been checked and all these are slightly bent or misaligned, and this is the cost to align/straighten:
Forks (both) 120
Yolk 120
Frame (seat support sub frame, and front) 385
Swing arm 85

The checking and measuring was 85

It's my first time doing this, so I would appreciate somebody with more experience's opinion please. Is it a reasonable price?

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Sounds like you could find frame, yoke and forks for that price
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Sounds like you could find frame, yoke and forks for that price

Sure does.
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Sounds quite reasonable, but like the above say - you may find a cheaper way by searching for the frame etc ?

Also, has it been assessed for insurance purposes ? If it has been given a category notice, it might affect resale value, if that is important to you ? Additionally the frame number will obviously be different if you get a replacement, and that also could affect resale.

If it were me, I would let them straighten it I guess, but it depends on your urgency to rebuild, and the depths of your pockets.
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Thanks for the quick response guys.

It's an economical write-off, but bought it back for the scrap value.
Currently on SORN.

I'm not planning on selling it.

I've been searching ebay for a frame, but hard to know if they're straight
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Look at your salvage yards, they might have a frame.
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I'd be inclined to get the frame straightened properly, that way you'd keep the paperwork easier for when you register it. The other items may well be available used for less money, may take a while to find them though. Depends on how soon you want to be back riding, the snow has almost gone here, well it had until yesterday.
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Great excuse for a complete front end upgrade as well!
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I’m liking the idea of a front end upgrade. I was thinking of the Baak wide yokes and wheels, but it’s so expensive.

What upgrades have you guys seen/had in mind? Are they parts from other makes. I’m new to this, so not sure how much work it would be to fit different brand yokes and forks and then correct spacing for the wheels/callipers.

I’m not planning to ride this season. I’m slowly going to rebuild the bike.

So from reading what you guys say, I’m leaning towards doing the frame and swing arm only.
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How bad was the accident your bike was involved in?

Motorbike frames are built with a manufacturing tolerance and are notorious for not being straight even off the production line, have you checked whether the mis-alignment spec they've given you is actually in production tolerance?

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for the swing arm to be out of alignment as a result of an accident usually means the bike cart-wheeled at high speed or the bike impacted something like a wall rear wheel first at speed.....but there is a thread on here about how the chain adjustment markings on the swing-arm on many bikes are not aligned correctly due to production tolerances, therefor this could be the reason for the mis-alignment and not any accident damage.

but to answer your question more concisely. those prices do seem a bit on the high side compared to these guys, they are well known and not that far from you http://www.motoliner.com/
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