2011 Ride to the Mountains~~~Crash~~~

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Re: 2011 Ride to the Mountains~~~Crash~~~

#21 Unread post by madjak30 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:24 pm

Yup...and it was a rookie mistake (or a few of them)...as for the settings on the MT-01...it has preload, bound & rebound at both ends...so I does have a decent suspension to work with, I'm just concerned on the price and availability of the parts since it wasn't the most popular bike...we'll see...

Here's a couple of pics of the damage that I can see (sorry for the dirty bike...didn't take time to wash it...other "wifey" things to take care of)

You think the left one is bent? :shock:

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This can just be straightened and painted...

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I will sand the whole reservoir and repaint it...no leaks...

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I think I will look into rear sets for the pegs when I am ordering a new shift lever...

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Nothing a little paint and a new trim ring can't fix...

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When I start tearing it down to make sure there are no other issues, I'll let you guys know if I find anything...now I just need to wait a bit for the waters to calm...then I'll go get a bike lift and start the work on the bike...

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Re: 2011 Ride to the Mountains~~~Crash~~~

#22 Unread post by madjak30 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:51 pm

I got some pricing back from the Yamaha dealer...

Left fork: $555 (for one... :shock: )
Shift Lever: $125 :shock:
Heat Shield trim ring: $89 :shock:
Front Axle: $60 :|

Total from Yamaha: $829+tax :?

not terrible...but still a pricey learning experience... :cry:

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Re: 2011 Ride to the Mountains~~~Crash~~~

#23 Unread post by Wrider » Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:16 am

Doesn't surprise me in the least... Low production parts cost a bundle!
Hopefully you'll get everything back together and functioning perfectly again soon!
For what it's worth, when you have your front wheel off, make sure to check your steering head bearings, just to make sure they didn't get a flatspot during the crash.
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Re: 2011 Ride to the Mountains~~~Crash~~~

#24 Unread post by madjak30 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:59 pm

Wrider wrote:Doesn't surprise me in the least... Low production parts cost a bundle!
Hopefully you'll get everything back together and functioning perfectly again soon!
For what it's worth, when you have your front wheel off, make sure to check your steering head bearings, just to make sure they didn't get a flatspot during the crash.
Yup, priced them already...upper and lower for $75...not too bad...I also did some research on the forks...I could go with the forks from the '05 R1...easier to find on ebay :cowboy:

And the shift lever looks quite similar to the one on the FZ6...so who knows...might be able to do the repairs quite a bit cheaper... :wink:

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Re: 2011 Ride to the Mountains~~~Crash~~~

#25 Unread post by HYPERR » Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:25 pm

Sorry to hear about your getoff. :(

I hope you get your bike back together quickly. :)
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#26 Unread post by agraebner » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:26 am

Check with cheap cycle parts .com for prices on your OE parts might save you a ton for the same parts. My dealer wants 2x there price for everything.
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#27 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:04 am

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Re: 2011 Ride to the Mountains~~~Crash~~~

#28 Unread post by blues2cruise » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:55 pm

Yikes! I hope you're all better now.
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Re: 2011 Ride to the Mountains~~~Crash~~~

#29 Unread post by madjak30 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:35 am

blues2cruise wrote:Yikes! I hope you're all better now.
Yup...I will be limping for a couple more months (torn ligaments) but I'm fine...the part that really hurts is knowing that it was rider error and not something out of my control that put me in the ditch... :frusty:

Oh well...wifey has told me that there will be no spending on the bike until Xmas is paid for...so I have a few months to look at a broken bike in the garage...once I get the garage cleaned up and organized I will at least tear it down so that it won't be so depressing...then EBAY HERE I COME!!

Thanks for your concern... :wink:

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#30 Unread post by madjak30 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:22 pm

Well, I finally ordered the parts last week & now they are here...I need to get new wheel bearing installed in the new rim, then get the poor girl put back together...here's the state she is in now...

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Ordered a new rim, a new fork, a new shifter lever and a new axle to be on the safe side...all from Yamaha...I was going to go through Kijiji but then the rim would be miss matched (MT-01 isn't very common) and the forks from an R1 would fit, but I would have to buy both and since they would be used, I would want to change the oil & re seal them anyway...the rest is being fixed with epoxy & paint...I should get it put together this weekend and maybe a ride on Sunday...WOOHOO!!

My buddy has a few spare bikes and invited me to take one out last weekend...absolutely awesome! I hadn't ridden since the crash, so I had a great day...I took his 2000 Honda VFR800 out and he was on his '05 BMW K1200GT...we went out about 200kms, then switched bikes...what a great day!

Learned two things...BMW's are quirky things and I do enjoy having a faring...so my next bike will likely be a sport touring bike so that I can take wifey out for a ride, but my bike is more comfortable than either of those two...

I'll be back posting more ride pics again soon...you've been warned. :wink:

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Re: 2011 Ride to the Mountains~~~Crash~~~

#31 Unread post by blues2cruise » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:51 pm

Nice to see that your bike is on the way to recovery now.
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#32 Unread post by madjak30 » Thu May 03, 2012 11:38 pm

Here are some pics of how things started today. I did the painting and epoxy yesterday...

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Full tear down...

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Pieces that were painted flat black...the air covers were aluminum, the fork protectors were silver and the heat shields were black before...I know, the paint didn't cover the scratches, but it is better than it was... :shock:

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These were all silver before...I thought it would be a nice mix...flat black & cobalt blue...the only things I left silver are the fuel tank & the speedo casing (tripple clamps are still aluminum, same as the handle bars...white lies I guess)

That last exhaust trim ring was in five pieces, so it got the epoxy treatment...it isn't completely round, but I'm hoping it will still go on...might have to use my heat gun a little to make it flex better...we'll see...

I did get the new fork mostly into place, but I have to loosen the tripples to align them...nothing is bent, but they aren't lined up so the fork won't go on all the way (isn't parallel either)...so I'll loosen them to get everything lined up, then I will re-torque...then it should be just a matter of putting all the bits back on, then oil change, clean & lube the chain (along with the rear swing arm & rim)...then take it out for a spin...slow & short ride first...re-check the torques, then go for a ride...hopefully the shake down ride will happen Friday night or Saturday morning...then ride on Sunday afternoon if all goes well...otherwise, next week...and I still have some work to do on the truck...this just never ends... :roll:

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Re: 2011 Ride to the Mountains~~~Crash~~~

#33 Unread post by blues2cruise » Thu May 03, 2012 11:46 pm

That will look like a new bike by the time you are done..
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#34 Unread post by madjak30 » Sun May 13, 2012 2:11 am

Well, I finally made some time to work on the bike Friday evening and Saturday afternoon...

Here's some pics from Friday evening's work...

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Saturday, I ran into town to get some "supplies"...then back to work...

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Assembly is now complete...just have one piece to replace...the shift lever...then just some maintenance and ride...

So my bike went from this...

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To this...

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To this...

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What do you think of the new paint scheme??

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#35 Unread post by dr_bar » Sun May 13, 2012 6:08 am

I'm always impressed with people that can actually do all the work required to restore a bike like you're doing... Looks awesome...
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#36 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sun May 13, 2012 8:27 pm

That blue is beautiful.
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#37 Unread post by madjak30 » Sun May 13, 2012 11:49 pm

Thanks...I do like it...

I got to ride my baby tonight...it's still a little off (bars aren't perfect, so I will order more parts to correct), but the shake down ride went very well...smooth ride, good turning & great brakes...so I will use it on short rides, but not too far until the bars are right...

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#38 Unread post by madjak30 » Mon May 14, 2012 11:32 pm

Okay...ummm...no parts were needed, just a brain fart...loosened the forks & aligned the bars to the wheel...all is good now!! (can't believe that I rode it to work with the bars out of alignment...what a DORK!!)

Anyway, all is good now...so oil change tomorrow night, clean & lube the chain and I should be good to go.

Time to start playing the picture game...

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Re: 2011 Ride to the Mountains~~~Crash~~~

#39 Unread post by madjak30 » Thu May 17, 2012 8:50 pm

Well, I recorded my first ride with a bit of an explaination of the "incident"...

So here's my first ride of the season...



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#40 Unread post by ceemes » Thu May 17, 2012 10:50 pm

That's one pretty bike, too bad about that real ugly bugger spoiling the shots by getting it the way. :D
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