what is the easiest way


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  • ajnewton923

Posted August 27, 2007 - 03:09 PM

#1

to straiten your subframe? i took a hard fall on the right side and it tagged my muffler and bent it over far enough to make it rub on the tire pretty hard.

thanks
AJ


i also tried searching and nothing really came up

  • bigwake

Posted August 27, 2007 - 03:21 PM

#2

i had a bent sub for a kx250..i took it to my school shop class and bent it straight in a vice..it worked well..also..i bolted it up to the bike..and i held the bike firm on the stand..while my dad beat the lights out of it with a hammer..worked well..

  • dmoney1074

Posted August 27, 2007 - 03:29 PM

#3

Subframes are pretty cheap, you might be better off looking for a used one than compramising the structual integrity off your bike and possibly putting yourself in danger. Check ebay... Just my 2 centavos

  • bigwake

Posted August 27, 2007 - 03:32 PM

#4

true..i forgot to mention..i was watching some on ebay..and ended up just buying a straight used one for $60..plus shipping..so look at ebay

  • ncmountainman

Posted August 28, 2007 - 05:58 AM

#5

to straiten your subframe? i took a hard fall on the right side and it tagged my muffler and bent it over far enough to make it rub on the tire pretty hard.

thanks
AJ


i also tried searching and nothing really came up


take off the seat and rear plastic(fender,sidepanels,etc.) wedge the bike between 2 trees that are close enough together to hold the bike solid from side to side force. get a 5'-6' length of some 1 1/2" steel pipe(pipe not conduit) and force the subframe back where it belongs,make sure not to go too far! trees are a big part of redneck bodywork(causing and fixing the problem:crazy: )

  • ajnewton923

Posted August 28, 2007 - 07:25 AM

#6

by bending it back will it make it that much weaker? it is maybe an 1-1 1/2 inch tops.

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  • ncmountainman

Posted August 28, 2007 - 07:43 AM

#7

by bending it back will it make it that much weaker? it is maybe an 1-1 1/2 inch tops.


if its kinked and/or cracked it would be but if its just bent i'd say you could get away with it once or twice(at least i have):thumbsup:

  • Ga426owner

Posted August 28, 2007 - 12:50 PM

#8

take off the seat and rear plastic(fender,sidepanels,etc.) wedge the bike between 2 trees that are close enough together to hold the bike solid from side to side force. get a 5'-6' length of some 1 1/2" steel pipe(pipe not conduit) and force the swingarm back where it belongs,make sure not to go too far! trees are a big part of redneck bodywork(causing and fixing the problem:crazy: )



Bingo:thumbsup: :thumbsup: NCMTNMAN....where you been...man.....glad you are back!:busted:
This is exactly how to fix a bent subframe....also buy yourself a deadweight hammer at Homedepot....it works majic for smaller subframe bending adjustments...the pipe is also at homedepot and cost about 6bucks...works amazing:thumbsup:
I have seen totally pretzeled subframes fixed this way

  • StPeters21

Posted August 28, 2007 - 01:57 PM

#9

ebay......get a new one :D

  • grayracer513

Posted August 29, 2007 - 08:41 AM

#10

wedge the bike between 2 trees that are close enough together to hold the bike solid from side to side force. get a 5'-6' length of some 1 1/2" steel pipe(pipe not conduit) and force the swingarm back where it belongs,make sure not to go too far! trees are a big part of redneck bodywork(causing and fixing the problem:crazy: )

This only works in places like NC & Georgia, where the trees are that dense. We have to find alternatives here.

The principal is perfectly sound, though. :thumbsup:

  • ncmountainman

Posted August 31, 2007 - 08:30 PM

#11

Bingo:thumbsup: :thumbsup: NCMTNMAN....where you been...man.....glad you are back!:ride:
This is exactly how to fix a bent subframe....also buy yourself a deadweight hammer at Homedepot....it works majic for smaller subframe bending adjustments...the pipe is also at homedepot and cost about 6bucks...works amazing:thumbsup:
I have seen totally pretzeled subframes fixed this way


i've been protesting an executive decision in the suspender forum,its fixed now;so back in business....oh wait a minute ,is it ok to say business without paying for sponsorship:excuseme: :bonk:
gray,
that explains everything...a state full of tree huggers with no trees to hug:p

  • Ga426owner

Posted September 01, 2007 - 05:43 AM

#12

i've been protesting an executive decision in the suspender forum,its fixed now;so back in business....oh wait a minute ,is it ok to say business without paying for sponsorship:excuseme: :thumbsup:
gray,
that explains everything...a state full of tree huggers with no trees to hug:p


yea I figured you were involved in that DJ mess.....hope it all worked itself out

Grey... I guess those cactus are a real bitch to deal with:p

  • grayracer513

Posted September 01, 2007 - 08:56 AM

#13

that explains everything...a state full of tree huggers with no trees to hug:p

It's not that there aren't any, it's just that either the huggers won't let anyone take a motorcycle near them, or they're far enough apart to ride between without cutting one down.





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