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Old 10-05-2010, 02:28 AM
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Hi there:
In the process of fixing my downed bike. The left rearset is slightly bent, so that dust cover cap is touching the chain slightly. I want to know if anyone had luck bending straight again. It is a pretty thick piece of metal. i have straighten brake pedal before, but never tried to straighten out a rearset.
Also what kind of tools do i need? Do you think local repair shop would provide such a service for a slight fee?

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Old 10-05-2010, 02:35 AM
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Stick a prybar inbetween it and the frame or swingarm and bend it back in small incriments. Little bit at a time until its back to where it sat be4.
 
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Old 10-05-2010, 02:51 AM
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I wouldn't do that. I'd remove the piece that bent and heat it up with a torch and bend it gradually until it makes a difference.
 
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To each their own. Its worked for me before. Just depend how bent it is. If its that bent, Id just buy a new one or a straight used one, personally.
 
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Originally Posted by xiaoxiaog View Post
Hi there:
In the process of fixing my downed bike. The left rearset is slightly bent, so that dust cover cap is touching the chain slightly. I want to know if anyone had luck bending straight again. It is a pretty thick piece of metal. i have straighten brake pedal before, but never tried to straighten out a rearset.
Also what kind of tools do i need? Do you think local repair shop would provide such a service for a slight fee?

thanks
Ahhh...slightly bent. Use a prybar.
 
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:50 PM
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Heat it up. but not too much, otherwise you'll just compromise the integrity. How did you do the brake pedal? I need to do it to mine
 
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Heat it up. but not too much, otherwise you'll just compromise the integrity. How did you do the brake pedal? I need to do it to mine
put the bent part in a vice, and clamped it till it straightened out. The brake pedal is from a ninja 250, so material maybe different then from the 600f4i.

Prybar eh? I think i will give it a shot, kinda scared of the idea of using swingarm as leverage. used ones on ebay cost 80ish...
 
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I just bought some really nice rears from zmds18 on here and one of them was bent in towards the swingarm a little and I just had to pry it back into place 2day. Wrapped a rag around the prybar, put it inbetween the swingarm and the back of the rear and pryed it a bit at a time. If you bend it too much at one time, it is apt to break. You got to be careful of course. It took me 5 or 6 times to get my rear where its supposed to be. But again, in very small incriments at a time and could heat it up if you have a torch in which it would bend easier. It can be done without a torch though is ultimately my point and just did it on mine.
 
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Originally Posted by OutlawF4 View Post
I just bought some really nice rears from zmds18 on here and one of them was bent in towards the swingarm a little and I just had to pry it back into place 2day. Wrapped a rag around the prybar, put it inbetween the swingarm and the back of the rear and pryed it a bit at a time. If you bend it too much at one time, it is apt to break. You got to be careful of course. It took me 5 or 6 times to get my rear where its supposed to be. But again, in very small incriments at a time and could heat it up if you have a torch in which it would bend easier. It can be done without a torch though is ultimately my point and just did it on mine.
Wow, thx for that quick response, i certainly feel much more comfortable doing this after what you said. Will give it a try tmr and i will definitely keep what you said about taking it slow in mind.

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Originally Posted by xiaoxiaog View Post
Wow, thx for that quick response, i certainly feel much more comfortable doing this after what you said. Will give it a try tmr and i will definitely keep what you said about taking it slow in mind.

thx!
Alright, so i bought a crowbar, and pried the rearset in increments like you said. And i managed to get an 1/2 inch separation between the dust cover and the chain, i tried to straighten it out more, but it simply wouldn't go any further. Can anyone tell me the normal distance from the dust cover to the chain? Is 1/2 inch enough?

On another node, why is it sooooooo hard to find an OEM left rearset? Ebay's got none, nor does craiglist.
Can anyone tell me where i can buy a left rearset for 03 600F4i? Much appreciated.

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