08 Wr450 Bent Subframe


6 replies to this topic
  • WIRE-DOC

Posted May 27, 2008 - 09:01 PM

#1

I Twisted My Subframe In A Crash. How Do I Go Abuot Straightening It Back? Just Bend It Back With A 4x4? I Did Not Take Measurements Because It Is So Obvious. All Rear Plastics Are Off. Now What?

  • Looks450

Posted May 27, 2008 - 11:16 PM

#2

Secure the bike really weel, then get the biggest hammer you have and beat it back into shape.

  • doctorchopper

Posted May 28, 2008 - 12:57 AM

#3

secure bike then use a comealong or chain and tackle, or better yet look for a new one, might be hard to find a used one being so new

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  • w00dsRider

Posted May 28, 2008 - 03:26 AM

#4

I bent the sub-frame on my 06 and used some square bar stock (two pieces about 4 feet in length each) and used some huge hose clamps to attach them to the end of the sub-frame (both sides). Braced the lower rear part of the frame against a wall and had somebody hold the front of the bike so it wouldn't move. This gave me the leverage to twist the sub-frame back in shape. "Supplies" cost around $10.

  • WIRE-DOC

Posted May 28, 2008 - 09:15 PM

#5

do it on the bike, or take the subframe off?

  • w00dsRider

Posted May 29, 2008 - 02:44 AM

#6

do it on the bike, or take the subframe off?


I did mine on the bike much easier to see what direction you need to go and when you've got it right. Also check the sub-frame mounting bolts, mine were bent as well. Good luck!

  • tblrk2008

Posted May 29, 2008 - 10:52 AM

#7

Be careful you dont weaken the metal.....not all types have a memory and come back into shape with the same strength.




 
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