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Old 08-20-2009, 10:22 AM   #45
johngil OP
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Originally Posted by itsatdm
I hope it works out for you. IMO that cross tube can't be straigtened, it will only bend again, but it can be replaced. As to the bolt and bushing, it appears a larger diameter bolt could be made to fit with some drilling and tapping or a 1 piece bushing used for both the shock and rubber mount. Hope it doesn't come to that, but better than nothing.
You are correct that the cross tube can't be straightened in my opinion. As for replacing it, I don't know. It's pretty much socked in.
I have some ideas if I'm forced to repair this myself. I just don't want to go there. I'm an electrician, not a bike builder. I will use my insurance if need be. I couldn't sell the bike w/ any home made repair job w/o full disclosure.

signed, disappointed
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