Parking Lot Damage

Old Scrambler

Finally made it
Location
Idaho, USA
My bike was parked on the side-stand in the middle of a car-space at a medical clinic.............something 'bumped' the right-side frame-rack hard enough to 'push' it against the tank. No tip-over. Very minor dent and scratches..........the lower 'pipe' was pushed to the left which extended the left-side rack by about a 3/4-inch. I did not notice this until I parked in the garage later in the day. I fixed the uneven rack by loosening the pinch-bolts on each end of the pipe..........However, the pipe remains shifted to the left so the rubber-inserts no longer fit. I assume I will have to remove a lot of parts to get at a proper solution. Anyone have advice?
 

Shearboy

Well travelled
Location
USA CO
Could it be that the sidestand let you down by being a bit long and the bike fell over? Then some good samaritan picked it up for you? Mine got bent when it fell over on a trailer while being delivered to me , I straightened it with a longish pinch bar.
 

Old Scrambler

Finally made it
Location
Idaho, USA
No tip-over......slight rub mark on bottom of the frame-wrap..........after loosening the pinch bolts, I pried with a bar to straighten the frame and it popped back but the pipe did not move.
 

Robert

Well travelled
Location
Holland
Maybe you had best take the whole frame of the bike and use some well dosed brute force, a vice and a longish crow bar to get the thing in its proper shape,
 

Old Scrambler

Finally made it
Location
Idaho, USA
Thanks, Robert...............I measured and find that the 'pipe' is not equal (centered) but relied on the pinch-bolts to hold the side-frames in-place. Left side is good with tight thumb squeeze between frame and tank..........so installed a small hose-clamp around the right-side pipe to prevent the frame from flexing inward. Same thumb measurement...........only bad is the rubber insert no longer fits and of course, my tank was scratched and very slightly dented.........Home Repaired with gray duct-tape.........matches the sleet decor!
 
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