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post #1 of 16 Old 01-13-2015, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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urgent help needed!!! triple tree upper and lower

Hi Folks- I was struck by a careless driver 2 weeks ago-I am ok but front end is not on my 2012 DL650a. local shop got a call from Suzuki stating upper trple and lower tree are backordered til after mid February. I am in need the upper and lower trees. Any help is appreciated on where i obtain this faster. Thanks for all your help in advance. I can be reached off list at [email protected] . I am in north florida. happy new year.
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post #2 of 16 Old 01-13-2015, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Well, i just confirmed this with the whole United States parts warehouse Superstore/drop shippers and Suzuki North America as well. So there isn't much hope but wait a month.

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If you were hit hard enough to need new triple trees, how sure are you that the headstock/frame isn't bent?

I would call it exceedingly rare for a bike with triple tree damage, and all the other damage that would go with it, would not be considered a total loss.

Which would solve your problem with getting parts. Get a check and find a new or used bike. Unless the person that hit you didn't have insurance and you don't have coverage for that either.

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Start calling motorcycle wrecking yards. Have the Suzuki names and part numbers ready...the steering stem and the bracket. How about the related parts--bearings and seals?
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I'm with Terry--how can this be damaged without much more leading to a total?

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If you were hit hard enough to need new triple trees, how sure are you that the headstock/frame isn't bent?

I would call it exceedingly rare for a bike with triple tree damage, and all the other damage that would go with it, would not be considered a total loss.

Which would solve your problem with getting parts. Get a check and find a new or used bike. Unless the person that hit you didn't have insurance and you don't have coverage for that either.
I brought that up immediately to the shop and they assure there is no headstock/frame damage...
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Fork damage is not triple tree damage. Forks twisted around or slid in/out of the trees isn't triple tree damage, either.

The trees are cast, aren't they? So they'd more likely crack than bend? Are yours cracked?
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Surely the fork stanchions must also be bent? That is how it appears to me in your photo - I would be amazed to find upper/lower triple tree damage with the fork stanchions still straight and true.

Is there damage to the faring or did you only contact the car with your front wheel and remain upright? If so a very unusual collision and very unusual damage. Are you insured, or just trying to patch up your bike for minimal cost?

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you can see the crack in the triple tree cross member

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Fork damage is not triple tree damage. Forks twisted around or slid in/out of the trees isn't triple tree damage, either.

The trees are cast, aren't they? So they'd more likely crack than bend? Are yours cracked?
crack is obvious

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I got a set of handlebars off a L2 DL from fleabay. Dude had about 75% of a whole bike for sale.

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crack is obvious
Where? I see the brake line between the fork tubes, and I see the gap in the clamping area. Not seeing any crack.
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