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#1014393 - 07/12/18 12:42 PM Re: Straightening Front Subframe - 2000RT [Re: CaptainKcorb]  
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When I had a "heavy" tip over some 15 years ago I gave up trying to straighten the front frame off the bike... After refitting the frame and bracing the bike (against a wall) I was able to pummel and lever the frame into almost perfect line. I rigged up a straight line of string up the centre line of the bike and then measured as best I could to get symmetry.


Clive Liddell
Pietermaritzburg
South Africa
R850R
R1100RT
#1014743 - 07/17/18 02:30 PM Re: Straightening Front Subframe - 2000RT [Re: Clive Liddell]  
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Happily, The Boneyard had the later 1100RT front frame so I dished for it. A two pound slide hammer wasn't making a difference and with the distortion in three dimensions I thought I might get it close but never right. Thanks again for all the input folks.

Cheers


2000 R1100RT
Various '60s and '70s bikes

Carpe Cerevisi

Brock in Maple, Ontario
#1014791 - 07/17/18 11:50 PM Re: Straightening Front Subframe - 2000RT [Re: CaptainKcorb]  
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Get them to pack it well as I once bought a new one and it arrived tweaked because it wasn't well packed.


Eckhard Grohe
Chateauguay, Canada
98 R1100RT, Boston Green
R100RS Last Edition
R100RT 60th Anniversary Edition???
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