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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-01-2006, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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I'm recouping from 3 minor crashes on my SV at Grattan, (2) Autobahn S. Bent clipon bar, right rearset bent, scrapped pipe, leaky right fork, dented tank and some minor fg damage. Where can I get my leather pants fixed? One seam blew out. What about the dent in the tank? Does dry ice really work, punching it out from inside or suctioning it out??

My deadline is Aug. 18 where I'll do my first race weekend BHF. Taking my newly acquired 04 R6 to Road America on the 13th. Where can I get race pegs - don't like the stock folding ones...

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And leave the dent in the tank, fuck it, its a race bike.

I think you are confused though. Not Dry Ice. Fill the tank up with water and put it in a freezer, it will pop the dent out if it isn't too bad.

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Call Alexa. She should be able to get it done in that time. Another option is that one Biggy used. From Gurnee they are about the same travel-wise. If you are crushed for time Alexa always does UPS/FedEx.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-02-2006, 10:13 AM
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Leathersmiths.com did a good job for me, they are in West Chicago. Might be a bit of a drive for you though... Prices seemed reasonable, they stitched up the crotch on my suit when it came apart (not crash damage, I guess I'm just too uhh... manly for my suit), plus added GU to the back of my leathers for $40, $20 for the letters and $20 for repairs.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-02-2006, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all of you suggestions. Now to repair my messed up right fork - leaking like a sieve..It's complicated - SV lower/tube, ZX6D cartridge, GSXR 750 valve. Worked well for the second half day @ Barber (rained out), Auto S twice and Grattan.
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