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I have a 2003 R6 and had a accident....the bike fell over while it was sitting still...the results, the mirror broke, straches on the front and what is confusing everyone, the front is out of alignment...

when the handle bars are straight, the fender is turned to the left and the well is turned more to the left then the fender....

I think the left fork got pushed backwards....again dont know how...it fell while sitting still...and I was still standing when it fell....caught me completely by surprise.....

anyhow, if it is the fork, how much would it cost to get fixed? if its in the few hundred, then what can i do to reduce the cost?

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bump?....no one want to reply?

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get an estimate at a shop or call and get a ballpark then see if you can't source the parts yourself (on ebay perhaps) and have a mechanically inclined friend do the install. If youare that mechanically inclined person, then you can do it yourself.
 

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time is my problem...i am very short of it right now.....

does anyone know of a ball park estimate for this job?

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Don't know what you mean by the 'well' but it sounds to me like the forks are twisted in the yokes. Simple job to put straight and costs nothing.
 

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how would one untwist the forks in the yokes and put it back straight...

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Try this:

loosen the pinch bolt that keeps the front axle from loosening
Then loosen the axle bolt quite a bit, but not all the way
Sit on the bike andpush down on the front end a few times
Tighten the axle then pinch bolts.

This will staighten the bottom of the fork legs if they are misaligned. May not solve the issue, but very easy to do and worth the effort.

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ok...i can give it a shot....

but to untwist the forks in the yokes, wouldnt you have to loosen where the yoke is at, and turn the forks till they are straight and tighten back up?

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er yeah - you need to loosen the bottom triple clamp bolts, not the clamp bolts on the axle. I find it easier to hold the front wheel between my knees and then twist the bars in the right direction. You should be able to line up the bars across the mudguard pretty easily. Don't forget to tighten the lower clamp bolts afterwards and don't overtighten them!
 

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the shop looked at it again....not good news...they said the inner forks where bent....I still can't see how this happened if it just feel over....

anyhow, I'm just bummed about that....that money could of been used for a exhaust....oh well...

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