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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 07-03-2019, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Crashed my bike

Well the worst happened. Slammed into the back of someone on pch. Broke my wrist and bent my front wheel. Both of those are repairable but I just noticed something that’s giving me real concern. The neck is cracked near the top bearing race. Can this be fixed ?
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post #2 of 50 (permalink) Old 07-03-2019, 03:23 PM
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Glad to hear you will be fixed, Im not so sure about that neck being repaired. Unless a new one gets welded on???
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post #3 of 50 (permalink) Old 07-03-2019, 03:48 PM
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There are frame repairers out there. They probably have a fix.
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post #4 of 50 (permalink) Old 07-03-2019, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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There are frame repairers out there. They probably have a fix.
any recommendations? I’m in Orange County California
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post #5 of 50 (permalink) Old 07-03-2019, 04:41 PM
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That's buggered !
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post #6 of 50 (permalink) Old 07-03-2019, 05:44 PM
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Sorry to hear bout you and the bike. Hopefully the wrist will heal quick.

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post #7 of 50 (permalink) Old 07-03-2019, 06:13 PM
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That's a real bummer right there! I'm thinking you should also have the frame checked for straightness. You must have hit that vehicle in front of you pretty hard!.....Glad you're ok. Bet you were looking at the beautiful scenery.?? That Pacific Coast Hwy can be real pretty in some locations. Hope you get her fixed.
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post #8 of 50 (permalink) Old 07-03-2019, 08:33 PM
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I bought a wreck broken like that. Replaced the frame with one from Pinwall. Cheap and easy, chance to look over each part as you work on it.
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post #9 of 50 (permalink) Old 07-04-2019, 08:07 AM
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Well youngin (been a reading some of your earlier posts) with a broken wrist you may be down a for a bit. Take care of the break or you WILL have problems for life (personal experience)

Your frame? ANYTHING is repairable just go find a Certified Welder that likes Scooters. Shouldn't cost more than an arm & a leg. Now ifin it were me I would go looking for a new/used frame section. Sounds like you have a 60 motor in a 72 500 frame. Front frame section for a 500 from 1969 - 1974 carry the same part number 83-0034. In other words they are all the same. Just swap your parts over. You built it once you can do it again.

Check with whoever you get the frame for a front wheel. Will probably be less money than having yours rebuilt. With as hard a whack as you took also check out the fork tubes and tripple tree for straightness.

Last item the worst did not happen. If it had you would not still be posting here. Suggest you take a Rider Class next time you may not be so lucky. Seen a lot of guys crash over the years. Know one guy who pushed a late 60s Buick 16/17 feet when he hit it with his Yamaha in 68. As he went airborne put a dent in the bikes tank the size of a fist. He told me later he had to sit down to pee from then on. Just something to think about....

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post #10 of 50 (permalink) Old 07-04-2019, 08:55 AM
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That can be fixed if the frame isn't tweaked, it's probably not.The forks are also bent? .The chrome is cracked on the upper yoke, maybe some stresses there...I could fix it if it was my bike. ...To have it done may cost more than a used frame...The replacement frame problem is always the number on the frame that is used for registration/title.....
Should be easy to find a independent Harley shop in your area that does custom work, frame neck repairs and replacements are often done by the custom guys..

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