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  • rick k
    rick k
    18 days ago
    Technical question here ,
    I recently got run up the back while stationary at an intersection a few weeks ago I’ve mentioned in a previous post  , it looks like I’ll be getting the bike back in a 3 weeks so I’m told  . The repair shop have a 5 star rating , the best I’ve been told . 
    My question is , when I got hit it was the tyre that copped the brunt of it and little damage to the rear guard  , so how hard does one of these need to be bumped before damage is sustained to either the swingarm bolts or the even the swingarm being  bent , it was hit straight on not on an angle  ,,,,?
    I’ve estimated that the vehicle hit me going at 20-25 kph at point of impact . It pushed the bike roughly 2 . 5 metres from under me .

  • STEAMER
    STEAMER
    18 days ago
    A reazonable bump. But i would make sure at a minimum, you have tyre replaced. And maybe see how they check rim, bearings, axle. 
  • rick k
    rick k
    18 days ago

    Hi steamer  . Tyre replacement , I didn’t think of that or the repairers haven’t mentioned it , well not yet anyway . The bike will be thoroughly checked over and so I’m told laser trued for any frame abnormality , test ridden etc . I’ll keep your advice on  hand for when I go to pick it up . It’s waiting on a tank only (all other parts here in oz) from the USA so I’m getting it back weeks before  so I can ride it in meantime . If anything noticeable that’s odd I’ll be covered by insurance . 
    Thanks Rick 
  • rick k
    rick k
    18 days ago
    BTW the culprits insurance payout was to the tune of $6980