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Wild Rebels MC
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I had a spill on my bike and did some cosmetic damage. It is rideable but the handlebars were pushed down and the left floorboard bent up. I really want to make sure it is safe to ride and that there is no damage that I can't see.

My question is should I entrust it to the dealer to do a thorough inspection on it? Is there a process for this already?

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Swingin like a monkey
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With experience in this, I will say that you can stand, and bounce on the floorboard to replace it to it's original (or close enough value). Make sure to take a wrench and socket to the mount bolts, as they will inevitably be loose (again experience, almost lost a board due to not checking).

If the bars are not bent, just shifted, then loosen the retention bolts, re-adjust to your riding position, and tighten. If the bike starts, and runs smoothly, then take it for a short (and very local ride). If it feels "off", it probably needs more work. I will advise that the mounting stems for the boards more than likely covexed from their original flat surface, and in my case, the spot-welded female bolt broke loose. Not a total problem, as their is enough friction to re-tighten.

Good luck!
 
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