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Bad Day Ride: First time in 5 tears this has happened.
While riding on NC 73 near Charlotte NC yesterday, road workers had sccrubbed off ashpalt and made febble attempt of cold patch ramp to existing roadway, hit it at 35mph. :roll: WOW.
Then one hour later in small town at 20mph I hit pothole that nearly consumed the front end of bike, and immediately smelled burnt greasy smell , immediately pulled over and greasy liquid was gushing from left tube , over caliper, and on to ground.
RESCUE PLUS to rescue and 100 mile tow on trailer home at 5:30m on a Saturday evening. FIRST time ever for this 2004 1800.:cry:

Question is: What is to be expected in this repair? Can this be repaired at home with regular tools or is this a major dealer repair? Any previous incident info would be appreciated. :?:
 

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Does it track ok ??? Any pulling when letting go of the handle bars ??? Do the handle bars move freely from side to side ??? If you do repair it yourself, make sure to closely inspect the fork tubes for damage. You could also file an insurance claim since you hit something. Make sure to use Brake Clean to clean the brake pads if oil got on them.
 

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Fred Harmon's cd videos show how to rebuild the forks using ordinary tools. There's a lot of information on this forum too on rebuilding the forks. If you have a place to work, like a small garage, have some basic mechanic tools and mechanical ability, you can do it yourself. Even if you bought Fred Harmon's CDs and the needed tools, the expense will probably be less than taking the bike to a dealer, and you'll be prepared for the next maintenance chore.
 

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make sure it didn't bend the front wheel too
 

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JERRY: thanks for the info .

This very bike was in your hometown last Aug, stuck in traffic on & off I-25 when President was also there. Glad problem didn't happen then.

Again thanks for info and photo.
 
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