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Can you bend a subframe back to normal?

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    Can you bend a subframe back to normal?

    Basically my question is the topic. I took a look at the subframe on my bike, a good hard look, and it actually appears to be bent abit since I got the cowl peice and seat and everything off..The seat still goes on it ok, but it looks like it could be bent a half an inch..
    Can I take it off and bend it back straight? Or do I need to purchase a new one??

    Soul - do you live near any of us? You ought to put on another seat and plastic cowling before you diagnose the problem as a bent frame. My cowling tabs were broken in the back, and everything was cockeyed about a quarter inch until I bought a new cowling, and now everything's straight.

    My instinct is, yeah, it can be done - but do you know what you're doing?
    1988 "BlackHawk" project
    1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
    1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

    I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
    People who know ride Hawks. Riot


      I'd have to agree with douglas on this one... I do have a spare subframe if you still find that the tail is still cocked.
      It's scary how slow I am!

      '88 HawkGT - crashed as all hell - Hiperform subframe, VFR rear wheel, F3 front end, Penske shock.

      '05 Ducati S2R - Monstrack mirrors, CRG levers, Evoluzione clutch slave cylinder, ProItalia tail chop, Arrow damper, Nichols flywheel, Suburban Machinery bars


        Are you like my personal hero or what? You have got me almost all the parts i have needed for my bike!!
        I will get everything back on the bike and I will see if it looks uneven or anything..
        And No i dont think I live near anyone..that i know of. One of my buddies said he has seen 2 hawks this last week around maybe soon?
        I also dont really know what I am doing..I dont know, i was going to set it on a flat surface (garage floor) and then evenly weight the subframe for awhile?
        I will put everything on it first..then we'll see i guess.
        On another happy note..i found a speedo housing that should be on its way to my place right now.