bent subframe back, not sure if i got it right.

3 replies to this topic
  • Bumps489

Posted May 06, 2008 - 05:44 PM


i crashed a few weeks ago and messed up my exhaust and sub frame bad. i bought a new fmf exhaust but i want to make sure i have my subframe straight before i go and mess up my nice new pipe. i bent the subframe back to where it looks like the exhaust wont rub on the tire but its cutting it close. if someone could take a picture of the back of there bike that would be awesome. its a 2006 yz450f.
thanks allot,
mike :eek:

  • SXP

Posted May 06, 2008 - 08:50 PM


I would think if your fender centers nicely over the rear tire you are in pretty good shape.

If you want to be absolutely sure, unbolt (lower bolt ) the shock from the linkage and move the swing arm/tire through it's entire range of motion to see if you have any rubbing.

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  • Bumps489

Posted May 07, 2008 - 01:58 AM


thanks ill give that a try

  • William1

Posted May 07, 2008 - 04:33 AM


Just a word to the wise. Bending aluminum weakens it. Straightening it without proper heat treating weakens it further. Do not be surprised if a mnor fall bends it again. Each time it gets bent, it gets weaker.

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