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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-26-2018, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Already broke it

I bought this bike and was only riding it for a few days when I slipped on some gravel at about 20mph and broke the foot-peg, FR-turn signal and scratched it up. This is a 2008 650 versus that has about 19,500 miles on it and runs beautifully and still seems to run just fine after the wreck but the muffler is leaking what looks like a very thin oil right from the seam of the weld on the back of it. Given the cost of buying a new one, how much should I be worried about this? I can't feel any air leaking except from the hole for water drainage. Should I ride it out until it really gives way?

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Where are you at? I have a factory take off that I never got around to fooling with. Make a reasonable offer & I won't bother remembering why I bought it.
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I dropped my 2009 when I took it for a test ride (Nov of 2017). When it fell, it slid into a curb on its side which caused the foot peg on the clutch side to hit said curb. This broke the "stay" that the foot peg attaches to. Cost me about 150 total to repair, but I had already decided to buy the bike so I didn't really care.

That did convince me that I needed some sort of engine guard or frame sliders. I went with T-Rex Racing, but mainly because they are out of Dallas and I live in the area.
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I dropped my 2009 when I took it for a test ride (Nov of 2017). When it fell, it slid into a curb on its side which caused the foot peg on the clutch side to hit said curb. This broke the "stay" that the foot peg attaches to. Cost me about 150 total to repair, but I had already decided to buy the bike so I didn't really care.

That did convince me that I needed some sort of engine guard or frame sliders. I went with T-Rex Racing, but mainly because they are out of Dallas and I live in the area.
not to hijack the thread but how do you like the trex cage? i was planning on getting one

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...Given the cost of buying a new one, how much should I be worried about this? I can't feel any air leaking except from the hole for water drainage. Should I ride it out until it really gives way?...
Go see a welder, but if he says he CAN, remove it first to protect your electronics!

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-27-2018, 06:56 PM
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A new muffler for that generation V650 is $750 (found out this tidbit searching for a replacement belly pan that the previous owner cracked on mine), better off finding a used muffler or slapping on an aftermarket one.
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