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08 Wr450 Bent Subframe

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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?

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

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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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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.

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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!

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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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