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post #1 of 27 Old 06-26-2019, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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Accident today on my Wee

Coming home from work today I was in an accident with my Wee. Everyone is okay with no injuries. I'm just a little sore a few hours later.

The damage to the bike is mostly cosmetic but the factory crash bars took most of the force and will need to be replaced. They cracked at the mounting points and are severly bent. Any suggestions on replacements? I wasn't sure if anyone had first hand experience hard testing their own crash bars. Thank you for your help.
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post #2 of 27 Old 06-26-2019, 09:45 PM
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I'm glad you're okay and here to ask about parts. As long as we can come away from a get-off relatively intact, they make new bikes and new bike parts every day. I hope you're insured and perhaps a check with the insurance company will answer some of the questions. Insurance companies have replaced a few bikes of mine that I thought were easily repairable. It seems they tend to look at things from a different point of view, with repair liabilities and such. And I've always found bike shopping more fun than parts shopping.
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Hopefully you are good after a couple days of observation. The Insurance should cover the damage if you have full coverage.
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Glad you walked away from it!

I've been stalling putting crash bars on my new bike. This is motivation to get it done.

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Glad it wasnt a serious accident.
I recently had a low side slide and walked away with just some scratches on my Outback Motortek crash bars. They held up very well. The left side is now about a 1/2" closer to my tank than the right, but they held up well.
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Glad it wasnt a serious accident.
I recently had a low side slide and walked away with just some scratches on my Outback Motortek crash bars. They held up very well. The left side is now about a 1/2" closer to my tank than the right, but they held up well.
Thank you for the recommendation. I was considering getting theirs. I talked to someone from there at the end of April about a skid plate but I didn't pull the trigger on it yet. I'm glad they worked for you
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Glad it wasnt a serious accident.
I recently had a low side slide and walked away with just some scratches on my Outback Motortek crash bars. They held up very well. The left side is now about a 1/2" closer to my tank than the right, but they held up well.
OP glad you are okay.

You can probably pull it back out away from the tank slightly by bracing the bike on the opposite side in a few places and putting a rachet strap on the bar and cranking it back out. I don't think it would really fatigue the metal much. Or drop it on the other side so they match
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Don't want to hijack this thread, but I've been wondering lately if frame sliders might be better than the stock crash bars for 99% pavement riding.

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Coming home from work today I was in an accident with my Wee. Everyone is okay with no injuries. I'm just a little sore a few hours later.

The damage to the bike is mostly cosmetic but the factory crash bars took most of the force and will need to be replaced. They cracked at the mounting points and are severly bent. Any suggestions on replacements? I wasn't sure if anyone had first hand experience hard testing their own crash bars. Thank you for your help.
Good to know you came through okay.
However, a little sore is a little injured.
What happened? It would be good to share this as a learning thing for us all.

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