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Old 12-30-2004, 09:55 PM   #1
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i had a little accident with a ledge, flipped teh warrior, bent handlebars, bent stem, broked tie rod end and somewaht bent frame. now teh frame isnt too badly bent, but if you look at it from the side, one front tire sticks out more than the other. is it possible to bend it back? its bent in the front of the frame. between the left lower a- arm and teh motor. im just worried the frame will break if i try to bend it back. if you guys want i could get pics of the damage tomorrow. TIA
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Oh get pics we want to see the damage!

I've had experience with bending my frame - 2x in the same spot. The second bend most definitely happened because it was already kinked at that spot. The first time I bent it (OK someone bent it for me! I had it straigtened by a machine shop. The second time I bent it I attempted to straighten it (as shown) and had no luck. I bought a different frame and am gonna reinforce this one a little more. Those frames are strong; I actually broke the come-a-long. Couldn't git-R-done. You can't see it in this pic, but my frame is bent down right behind the LH lower a-arm and the whole think is twisted to the left (good circle track frame) from the front to the swingarm bolt.




P.S. Stay away from that ledge! ;)



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Oh get pics we want to see the damage!

I've had experience with bending my frame - 2x in the same spot. The second bend most definitely happened because it was already kinked at that spot. The first time I bent it (OK someone bent it for me! I had it straigtened by a machine shop. The second time I bent it I attempted to straighten it (as shown) and had no luck. I bought a different frame and am gonna reinforce this one a little more. Those frames are strong; I actually broke the come-a-long. Couldn't git-R-done. You can't see it in this pic, but my frame is bent down right behind the LH lower a-arm and the whole think is twisted to the left (good circle track frame) from the front to the swingarm bolt.




P.S. Stay away from that ledge! ;)



lmao ive never seen someone try to bend something back using a come a long. Use some pliers or something
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lmao ive never seen someone try to bend something back using a come a long. Use some pliers or something
I had the quad strung between a tree and a pickup truck. I had the come-a-long winched so tight it actually broke one tooth off (cast wheel ) Lots of force available. Trust me...... a 'pliers or something' would be like raising the titanic on a fishing bobber.
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i like the way you think monty if i bent mine i would have triede the same thing only i would have used the tractor and bobcat or maybe even 2 tractors a bobcat and a f250

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If I had a tractor and bobcat they would have been in there somehow.... but all I have is a tree and my Chevy picken-up. Keep it in mind though.... if you ride like me you'll be bending your frame sooner or later!

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If I had a tractor and bobcat they would have been in there somehow.... but all I have is a tree and my Chevy picken-up. Keep it in mind though.... if you ride like me you'll be bending your frame sooner or later!

Ride like you? Do you ride? All I've seen you do is work on your quad!!
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If I had a tractor and bobcat they would have been in there somehow.... but all I have is a tree and my Chevy picken-up. Keep it in mind though.... if you ride like me you'll be bending your frame sooner or later!

Ride like you? Do you ride? All I've seen you do is work on your quad!!
OK I deserved that. I spent so much time getting it cleaned up before that trip that I didn't get a chance to work on the driveability problem (it's still not worked on!)
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If I had a tractor and bobcat they would have been in there somehow.... but all I have is a tree and my Chevy picken-up. Keep it in mind though.... if you ride like me you'll be bending your frame sooner or later!

Ride like you? Do you ride? All I've seen you do is work on your quad!!
OK I deserved that. I spent so much time getting it cleaned up before that trip that I didn't get a chance to work on the driveability problem (it's still not worked on!)
BUT keep in mind Sandman, He had to drive REALLY hard at one time or another to have his quad in that picture above!!!!!!
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If I had a tractor and bobcat they would have been in there somehow.... but all I have is a tree and my Chevy picken-up. Keep it in mind though.... if you ride like me you'll be bending your frame sooner or later!

Ride like you? Do you ride? All I've seen you do is work on your quad!!
OK I deserved that. I spent so much time getting it cleaned up before that trip that I didn't get a chance to work on the driveability problem (it's still not worked on!)
BUT keep in mind Sandman, He had to drive REALLY hard at one time or another to have his quad in that picture above!!!!!!
You'll also notice that it is clean that day too....... and not now! :)
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my frame is bent and twisted bad in the front. I realized this when I wheelie for a long distance it arcs to the left, kinda funnny i guess! and my right arm always pumps up first because of constantly steering to the right to go straight! A bent atv frame is not a big deal going slow in twisty trails and in the woods but fast and wide open sand pits and roads it is a different story!!! anyway I put a full chassis skid plate on, and almost pooped my pants, the front lower a-arm burshing was an inch and a half inside the skid plate, and an inch and a half hangin off the skid on the other side! Mine bent right infront of the engine cage also!


Oh, to avoid bending frames, dont hit a tree with the left front in 4th gear.... Twice!
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