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nakomis0
10-25-2002, 11:56 PM
I bent the front of my frame. Where would i take that to get straightened? Or should I just buy a new frame? Tell me what ya think.

Its that front vertical bar. I circled it in the pic. ps. that isnt my quad pic.

trx400ex
10-26-2002, 12:08 PM
it all depends on how bad it is, although when i bent my frame, i left it, and it rode alot diffrent, but it was also the whole front that was bent..if it is very bad at all, a new frame would be the best bet

Castor-426ex
10-26-2002, 12:33 PM
someone on here fixed a twisted frame...it might have been sgaexer

10-26-2002, 12:38 PM
how did u manage to bend that? I would say just go for a new stock 400ex frame if your tight on money cuz aftermarket ones are rediculous

nakomis0
10-26-2002, 02:03 PM
Originally posted by QuadMX18
how did u manage to bend that? I would say just go for a new stock 400ex frame if your tight on money cuz aftermarket ones are rediculous

It bent because a truck hit me.

I'm probably going to be tight on money because it also bent my shock, a-arm, nerfs, steering dampner, bumber, and possible steering stem.:mad:

If I was to try and straighten it out, any advise on how I would go about this?

I did see at Service Honda, the frame was like $400-500 bucks + S&H which isn't to bad considering it is a whole frame.

10-26-2002, 02:07 PM
Originally posted by nakomis0
I'm probably going to be tight on money because it also bent my shock, a-arm, nerfs, steering dampner, bumber, and possible steering stem.:mad:


if i were u i would probably buy a new frame and get everything else used off ebay. I think that would be the cheapest and safest way to do it.

Sparks425Ex
10-26-2002, 02:45 PM
Well when ever you bend a metal and then bend it back you know that it is gonna be weaker and that will be the first thing to break/bend next tiem you flip or crash.


Call up like Atv shops that sponser people that ride pro and talk to them. My friend called up a place that sponsered a pro rider and got his frame. They just buy a 400Ex or 250R adn just take everything off the frame. Most the time they don;t even ride on the frames.

How did ya get hit by a truck?

Whose fault was it?

What was the damage to the truck?

NTPRacing#19
10-26-2002, 02:48 PM
yea thats all you didnt bend on your frame either, once your frame is bent that much the frame would be all screwed up, its called "diamonded" in other words not straight. If you look around your frame where the welds are painted look for wrinkles in the paint, you then can scrap that off with your finger nail and it should reveal new lookin metal ( not rusted color). that tells you that your frame has also been tweaked there

Dave400ex
10-26-2002, 03:44 PM
If you get a new Frame send it out and have it Gusseted and Powdercoated before you put it back together.

NacsRacing400
10-26-2002, 06:59 PM
I have alot of the parts u will need including a frame with subframe that is all gussetd and powdercoated, it is also strait, i will sell it togeth for 400. Also pm me if u are intrested in some other parts and ill give u a list

nakomis0
10-26-2002, 09:20 PM
NacsRacing400 I pm'd you.


"How did ya get hit by a truck?

Whose fault was it?

What was the damage to the truck?"

I guess it was my fault:rolleyes: .. I don't think so but... Lawyers say its to much "hear say" to take the case. And there was very lil damage to the 1978 beat to heck chevy.

lansing400ex
10-26-2002, 10:08 PM
Depending on how badly it is bent you could have a body shop straighten it. I'm not joking with ya either. If you know any one in a body shop it may be fixable. I've been working in car dealerships for over ten years as a technician. I've had the body shop guys fix things on the side for cash or a couple cases of beer. It just depends on how bad it is bent. I hope ya have a buddy who works in a body shop.

Extremeracer167
10-29-2002, 09:57 PM
Give Frank Grimplin a Call. 724-529-2121 He is the Open A champ, i know he can straighten frames. hes done a few utilities, and i know he could slick u up. Tell him Chad sent you. He is GREAT at what he does!!

Dave400ex
10-30-2002, 07:56 PM
If you get it straightened I highly suggest you have it Gusseted and then Powdercoated.

mesz1
10-31-2002, 12:24 PM
I have NEW 400EX frames for 475.00 or I can fix yours. Bob @ MeszMoto 1-877-374-0975