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[Vic] Crash damage. What to do

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' at netrider.net.au started by DamianB, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. I was riding along. went round a roundabout. dunno what happened but lowsided at about 20kph... (kawasaki Balius '92)



    Engine case had oil all over it. and i think there was some coolant leaking.... there was what looked like oil(assume it was oil. may have been petrol. def not coolant) on the ground where i crashed (i assume mine).

    I pushed it to a mates place. and have left it there for now. as i assume no one will be open tommorow as it's a sunday...

    I assume there's damage to the engine. Cosmetic damage i couldn't give a **** about. it's a learner bike.. I live in Mill Park... Where should i take it... and are there any places taht will come pick it up... if not. how would i go about getting it somewhere on the back of a trailer?

    edit, update: I just spoke to the guy whose house i left it at.. it's not still leaking oil. so i assume the oil was just the oil that comes out when you drop a bike so as to not wreck the engine... But There was also a tube that looked like it had coolant leaking out of it. and i don't know/remember if it was there before.... if the engines fine no oil leak and it's just the coolant. If i fill the coolant then turn on the bike will i be able to tell if the coolign system isn't working properly?
     
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  2. Just over flow petrol that was kicked out when you dropped it.

    Does it still start? If it's rough, give it a few minutes to sit idling and easy does it around the block for a bit. Still rough? Probably ****ed the carbies, something will be stuck. And that's an art to put back together.

    Happened to my ZZR250 Kwaka when I dropped it. Lloyd penn had worked on but didn't put a washer and a spring to hold the needle in place. Dropped it and evidently everything went everywhere and had to be put together again. Might be a similar case for you.
     
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  3. Hook the trailer up to a car, put the bike in and tie it down securely. (y)
    Huh? That feature's news to me.:shock: Perhaps maybe the oil has stopped leaking because there is none left in the sump?:-s :)
     
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  4. Alternator covers and clutch covers crack easily in minor drops, so you might have damaged one. The good news is, they're easy to bodge up with a quick prayer to Araldite, the ancient Greek Goddess of Broken Things. If they're beyond the application of goop, they're generally dead easy to change for good bits from wreckers.
     
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