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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-20-2004, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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My 0mph lowside

At work I park my bike in the ally. I usually back my bike out while straddling it with the engine off since I have to maneuver it passed several parked cars. So tonight I do my usual routine: back the bike out, turn the corner, plant my foot on the ground to start the bike and strap my helmet. When I planted my foot **** no traction. There was a 2’ x 2’ section of sand and gravel and I managed to find it. It seemed like I had plenty of time to replant my foot but the bike was already to far gone.

The funny part was I couldn’t quite get the bike on it’s feet and a girl passing by offered to help me out.

The only real damage is a bent brake lever. It still functions fine but I need to either replace it or bend it back in shape.




Nothing to worry about here


Question:
If I just replace the lever(8) are there any cables I have to mess with?
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-20-2004, 09:44 PM
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No you dont need to mess with any cables. Just remove the bolt, replace teh lever and reinstall teh bolt. Just make sure the bushing (if any) are in the right place.

DO NOT try to bend it back. It will snap.

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.
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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-20-2004, 09:51 PM
 
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I don't know what it is, but R6's seem notorious for bending levers. I crashed my F4i at almost 50mph and the levers were hardley scratched.
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i've had a similar experience on my prior bike (600rr) on my driveway..
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My dad knocked my bike over when it was on a crappy front stand and the F4i lever turned into a pretzzle like yours.

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Take a dremel with a cutting wheel and just buzz off the bent part. Unless you're using your entire hand to brake it isn't really necessary. And then your new lever won't bend if it happens again
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That sucks. Nice bike though!

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If you can't pick up an R6...you need to hit the gym. I've always had a fear that I'd knock the bike over and wouldn't be able to pick it up myself, and then the following embarrassment of having somebody help me. Sadly, I've picked it up twice by myself already.
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If you can't pick up an R6...you need to hit the gym.


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Sadly, I've picked it up twice by myself already
Good for you!

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I was playin with ya...come on now. I also have sliders so I don't care when it falls.
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Thanks

Hopefully I will not need to practice those techniques, but now I know.

I was actually trying to pull it up!
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Just stand on what would be the top side of the bike,grab the handlebars, and pick the damned thing up I'm pretty small and that's how I pick mine up everytime it falls and it probably weighs 50lbs more than an R6. Shit even the dude in your avatar can pick up an R6 this way
BTW, anyone want to buy my bike, it's never been dropped, this year anyway J/K

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I just stand on the dumped side, grab the bars, and heave that bitch right up. My bike is also 530# wet.

It's probably not the smart way, but it works so I'll stick with it. Just remember to put the stand down if you dumped it on the right side...or you'll soon find out that you have another problem.
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Just stand on what would be the top side of the bike,grab the handlebars, and pick the damned thing up I'm pretty small and that's how I pick mine up everytime it falls and it probably weighs 50lbs more than an R6. Shit even the dude in your avatar can pick up an R6 this way
He would know how to pick up a bike. He's picked mine up twice this year after I've laid it down a 0mph !

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thats a pride hurter right there
so was the girl hot...maybe ill have to drop mine in front of a girl to get a date!!!

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i personally have done that more than a few times with my gsxr
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heheh, I dropped my first bike the same way, in the driveway of my already dissaproving parents. That was a proud moment.

Congrats on the light damage.
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Take a dremel with a cutting wheel and just buzz off the bent part. Unless you're using your entire hand to brake it isn't really necessary. And then your new lever won't bend if it happens again
ditto
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That sucks, man. At least you had help getting it back up....hahaha.

I agree with Jay and PJ, just dremel off the bent part of the lever.

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