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HELP!!! I dropped my bike!!

My bike fell off the stand, bent the shifter lever. I bent it back out, but now it will only shift into first and neutral.........What can I try???
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Please. Anyone???
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OK,,, I got everything straightened out.. Its shifting fine now.. Sorry for the panic.

Newbie here.
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Was it not shifting into 2nd while stationary? Takes alot more effort to shift beyond 1/N when stationary.

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Yep, I took it out on the road and it shifts fine.

I Broke a footpeg and the end off of my clutch lever though,, any thoughts on replacements?
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I dropped mine at a stand still a while back - right side... and thought there was no real damage... a few minor scratches on my pannier and my Barkbuster that all "buffed out" quite nicely.

Weeks later I noticed that my right foot peg was missing its tip. It was still fully functional... but the tip, where the bank sensor is screwed into was gone.

I ordered a new foot peg and bank sensor bolt ($30+) and when they came in, I discovered that the underside of the foot peg has a groove built into it - right at the point of my break... like it's designed to break off in a drop.

I was wondering if anyone else out there has had a simple drop and ended up having to replace an expensive foot peg due to the tip breaking off.

You can see the groove I'm referring to in the picture below... right at the break point. WTF?


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I imagine it's designed to break off if you take a turn leaned entirely too far and hook your peg on something. Better that it snap off than wreck you.


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Yep, mines broke at the same spot.

Where did you get your replacement? I'm having a tough time online trying to locate one.
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Where did you get your replacement? I'm having a tough time online trying to locate one.
I got mine from cheapcycleparts.com but I've since found powersportsplus.com. Lower prices and I'll bet the shipping is significantly lower.

http://www.powersportsplus.com/parts...STS/parts.html

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I imagine it's designed to break off if you take a turn leaned entirely too far and hook your peg on something. Better that it snap off than wreck you.
...or bend the frame. I concur. Although, a simple and easy (I held it as long as I could, so it only fell over maybe foot or less) at a standstill doesn't seem like it should snap the footpeg's tip off.

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Thanks guys. Much appreciated.
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Yep, I took it out on the road and it shifts fine.

I Broke a footpeg and the end off of my clutch lever though,, any thoughts on replacements?
Suggest you consider a set of crash-bars, and handguards - they'll USUALLY keep the breakage down. Mine have on a 20 mph low-side, and several "fall-overs".

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Yep, I took it out on the road and it shifts fine.

I Broke a footpeg and the end off of my clutch lever though,, any thoughts on replacements?
I wanted Pazzo's for my bike because they look cool. But I am to cheap to spend that much $ to look cool. Found these Levers on EBAY. I think I paid around that price a few years ago.

I got the short length ones and like the smaller levers better than stock now.

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All the parts are in, including a set of SW Motech crash bars. All will be installed tomorrow.

Thanks for all the kind comments.
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All back to normal. Here's a couple of shots with the new SW MOTECH crash bars installed.





Once again, thanks for all the suggestions.
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+1 on the SW-Motech crash bars. Mine have already saved me enough in repairs and grief to pay for themselves
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