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Old 09-27-2012, 03:10 AM   #12
LukasM
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Holy shit man, glad you came out of this completely intact!!!


Maybe Woody can fix the wheel....

But seriously, have the frame checked for straight-ness and stress cracks, you might be positively surprised. These main frames are really super solid, I have seen 4 of them (one my own white bike) where the stem had been completely ripped out of the triple yet the neck on the frame was fine. Had mine measured on a Compu-track to make sure. That's the one nice thing about those weak suspension parts that BMW uses.

If you don't have insurance or you can buy it back cheaply from them it would probably be worth fixing up instead of buying new. Used parts are available.


Here is a before and after:



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