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Gsx250f Across Bent Handlebar

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' at netrider.net.au started by bulby, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. I have no idea how that was even possible, really. It was only a stationary drop at the parking lot. I was pushing the bike out of a tight parking spot, and me being the klutz that I am, somehow managed to tip her over to the far side and she was already leaning too far right by the time I realised, so down she went with one solid dull thump. And that's how it happened. As the title said, I'm very positive that the right clip-on handlebar on my Across is now bent. The bike most likely landed square on the tip of the bar-end.

    Another boo-worthy thing is, with the Across being an old-ish discontinued model, I'm having a hard time finding a replacement part for the bar. Any suggestion where I should look? Or is there an alternative (preferably simpler) fix?



    Edit: Someone suggested a hammer. I assumed that was a joke, but I'm seriously considering it now... LOL.
     
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  2. You shouldn't need to find anything specific to an Across. Just measure the diameter and length of the bar, and have a look for a generic clip-on bar that's a match (or find somewhere selling bars and ask them if they have, or can make, something to suit).

    Either that or just look around wreckers for a replacement. The Across is certainly common enough here that there should be no shortage of crashed ones somewhere.
     
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  3. Thanks, jd. I'll try the wreckers.
     
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  4. You can try bending it back if it's steel but DO NOT DO IT if it's aluminium. Once you bend the metal back (assuming it's a fairly big bend) you can fatigue the metal and... yeah shouldn't have to go into more details why that would be bad.
     
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