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Crashed, can I fix this myself? (bent forks)

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dravyck
Came into a corner way too fast today, the road had a bit of gravel, so I made a decision, either low side in jeans or stand it up and try to stop in time. I didn't, and ran the bike down into a 5 foot ditch. Cosmetics I can handle easily, I will probably run it without the tank fairings for a while, but my fork is jacked up. I was able to ride home 60-70 mph, with no vibrations, but you can visually tell it's way out of alignment. I'm getting into it right now. Someone stop me and tell me to take it to a mechanic. http://imgur.com/AP0TKRr
http://imgur.com/npFUhp6
 

82 Yamaha XJ550 Maxim Black (Passed Away)
15 Yamaha FZ-07 White

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Cruizin
Hard to tell by the pic if your forks are bent, or just need to be readjusted. Have someone help you loosen the clamps and try to get the forks straightened out a bit.
 
 
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mjh937
You can do it. What is the fun in having someone else fix it? If course if you have a friend who can help that is good too. Let us know how it goes.
 
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planetwister
loosen up the fork clamp bolts and give it a twist. easy!

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dravyck
I guess I was asking that if they are actually bent, will getting parts be doable? Special tools? I've got over 13k miles on this and have done all the servicing myself and pretty much refuse to take it to the dealership/mechanic.
 
Edit: Also, has anyone found better pricing for body parts? http://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche.com/yamahagenuineparts/showmodel.asp?Type=12&make=yamahamc&a=792&vehicleid=2015-Yamaha-Street-Bike-FZ-07

82 Yamaha XJ550 Maxim Black (Passed Away)
15 Yamaha FZ-07 White

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YZEtc
This is a time-honored routine for crashed bikes.
Most likely just needs the triple clamp pinch bolts loosened, hold the front tire between your knees,  twist the handlebar to make things straight, and tighten the bolts.
Try loosening just the top triple clamp pinch bolts or else you'll want to get the weight off the front wheel.

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dravyck
This is a time-honored routine for crashed bikes. Most likely just needs the triple clamp pinch bolts loosened, hold the front tire between your knees,  twist the handlebar to make things straight, and tighten the bolts.
Try loosening just the top triple clamp pinch bolts or else you'll want to get the weight off the front wheel.
I got the front end jacked, top and bottom triple clamp loosened, hell everything loosened, I can twist it straight with enough force, but everything goes back to crooked when I let it go. Sign that the tubes are bent? If I tighten everything down while under tension it seems a decent run in with pot hole will just revert it back.

82 Yamaha XJ550 Maxim Black (Passed Away)
15 Yamaha FZ-07 White

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YZEtc
How about a couple of pics of the right-hand (throttle grip side) fork tube, one from the top and one from the side?

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reckless
I guess I was asking that if they are actually bent, will getting parts be doable? Special tools? I've got over 13k miles on this and have done all the servicing myself and pretty much refuse to take it to the dealership/mechanic. 
Edit: Also, has anyone found better pricing for body parts? http://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche.com/yamahagenuineparts/showmodel.asp?Type=12&make=yamahamc&a=792&vehicleid=2015-Yamaha-Street-Bike-FZ-07
Try this site for parts. 
http://www.yamahapartsmonster.com/oemparts/a/yam/53a99b0df8700220a4415872/fuel-tank-2
 

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dravyck
http://imgur.com/a/7eC6p
 
It's bent, slightly, but it's bent. I'm thinking I might actually give State Farm a call, this is my primary driver.
 
 
7eC6p

82 Yamaha XJ550 Maxim Black (Passed Away)
15 Yamaha FZ-07 White

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YZEtc
Bent, indeed.
Get it fixed and ride, again.

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dravyck
I guess I was asking that if they are actually bent, will getting parts be doable? Special tools? I've got over 13k miles on this and have done all the servicing myself and pretty much refuse to take it to the dealership/mechanic. 
Edit: Also, has anyone found better pricing for body parts? http://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche.com/yamahagenuineparts/showmodel.asp?Type=12&make=yamahamc&a=792&vehicleid=2015-Yamaha-Street-Bike-FZ-07
Try this site for parts. 
http://www.yamahapartsmonster.com/oemparts/a/yam/53a99b0df8700220a4415872/fuel-tank-2

Wow, those prices are nearly half off of partsfinder, thanks.

82 Yamaha XJ550 Maxim Black (Passed Away)
15 Yamaha FZ-07 White

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reckless
No problem...hopefully you get it back on the road again soon.
 

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dravyck
Finally got it back. The shop had to order the parts from Yamaha in Japan(understandably). Just the left tube was replaced. Looking back I wish I had just done it myself, but I've been going through school and working at the same time so it was nice not having to worry about the bike for a bit.
Grand total was $300 for the tube and work.
I just bought a new helmet (Icon Airmada $190).
And I'll be spending about $200 dollars for body parts.
 
No lessons were learned.

82 Yamaha XJ550 Maxim Black (Passed Away)
15 Yamaha FZ-07 White

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hobbs
Came out less expensive than I would have expected. That's not too bad at least.
 
Also, really great helmet.

Everything went braap.

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