Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Charlottesville VA
Dropped it and now it dies... Help!
I bought a perfect 2006 with only 500 miles for
3500 (pretty good deal to me).
This is the first bike i've ever owned and ridden. I'm learning and doing pretty well but I dropped it.... twice... the first time i was pulling into the driveway and slipped of the clutched and put it on the left side. It broke the hand guard, bent the bars a little and bent the shifter a little. I picked it up and road it around the yard and it seemed to do alright. Then today i was riding down the street and came to a stop, put my foot down but the ground was uneven and i tipped over to the right.
When i got it back on two wheels and idling in neutral I pulled in the clutch and put it in first and it died. Tried again Died. Tried second gear died. So I'm thinking i messed up the clutch. The cable is fine and appears to be working correctly. I know people seem to drop them quite often but never hear of the aftermath has this happened to anyone else? How can i fix it or get it fixed?
BTW this is a great forum. I've been lurking for about a month now, learning what i can, you all seem to know what you're talking about. I really appreciate any help and advise I can get here.