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Hi Everyone, I was wondering what the worst damage that you've done to your TW, either in a crash or maybe a ooops moment when turning wrenches. When you let someone else drive it? What's the worst you've done to yourself! So far my damage has been a bent rear brake pedal from a rock hidden in the tall grass, easily straightened when I got home. I know there has to be better stories out there than that!
 

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Last fall I noticed that the backed end of my bike under the rear fender and back Pelican box seemed very lose and drooping. When I checked it out I found that the sub-frame was broken off. It was only being supported by the rear fender. There was one missing bolt as well as some fractures. Since I tend to ride a bit aggressively in the back country I figured that I had shaken a bolt loose and that created extra flex and fractured the sub-frame.

I pulled everything off including the seat, fender and signal lights and set about realigning the sub-frame. Once I got it squared up and aligned, I clamped it securely and welded it back on in such a way that it has better support than from the factory. I reattached all the pieces parts and it looked all nice and square.

The last ride before the snow flew was with the Admiral. We did 76 miles on the back side of the Boise front. When I got home I checked out the repair job and it seem like it was going to work out. Sure nice to have a heated shop, the tools for the job and the experience to figure it out.

Happy Trails All

Ron in Boise
 

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Pretzeled footpeg and it's frame mounting tab by high speed rock collision. "Officer, that rock hit me, not my fault"
Exhuast valve adj. nut backed off at high rpm and amazingly no appearant damage. Woulda thought engine shouldn't have even ran w/ closed valve.

Good thread,Scotti, always curious just how tuff our little mules are. Mine has been very forgiving of my abuse so far.
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Gave my '95 TW to a 15 year old son. List of damage? You don't want to know.

And, yes, they will run with a non-operating exhaust valve. I don't know how, either, but mine did too.
 

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The '01 I built caf茅 racer style with a pirate theme. Collected all the parts including custom rearsets, drag bars, and solo seat, built it start to finish, went online to add to policy, rode to county courthouse to buy a tag, and some drunk old farmer ran over it with the dual wheels on a big red tractor right in front of the courthouse. Wasn't much left. He got a couple cars, too, including one judge's brand new Porsche.
 

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Ouch! Not fair qwerty. I always wish someone else to give my rigs their first scratch so I can feel guilt free but to have new bike totaled is just terrible!
I hope you got a decent settlement to partially offset loss of your pirate. Any pics of pirate, dead or alive?
Hey, isn't supposed to be about damage you did? You must take good care of your toys.
 

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No insurance required on tractors. Farm was LLC, so no settlement. Slime doesn't work when a .30cal JBT goes through both sidewalls of a tractor tire. Keeping the co-op tire truck busy. QWERTY don't tolerate drunks or the losses they heap upon others.
 

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The '01 I built caf茅 racer style with a pirate theme. Collected all the parts including custom rearsets, drag bars, and solo seat, built it start to finish, went online to add to policy, rode to county courthouse to buy a tag, and some drunk old farmer ran over it with the dual wheels on a big red tractor right in front of the courthouse. Wasn't much left. He got a couple cars, too, including one judge's brand new Porsche.
Priceless!
 

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No insurance required on tractors. Farm was LLC, so no settlement. Slime doesn't work when a .30cal JBT goes through both sidewalls of a tractor tire. Keeping the co-op tire truck busy. QWERTY don't tolerate drunks or the losses they heap upon others.
Now this is priceless!
 

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Justice comes in many forms. Sometimes bittersweet revenge via jacketed boat tail is all a man can get. Sorry for loss.Hope judge threw book at miscreant.
 

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Unfortunately, the judge who owned the Porsche does not do traffic or DUI. Judge's insurance covered his car. I had stated value coverage, so I made a few bucks. Not enough to compensate my time, but enough to build Tdub2.
 

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I truly am sorry for your loss. I did not mean ridicule your grief. I do, however, think I will check to see if my 7 mag will penetrate an engine block at 600 yards. I'll let you know.
 

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Being a farmer that ran over your new rig, tell him he owes you a hundred acres of corn. Sent it to the moonshiners. You will have enough fuel to keep your bike going until retirement as long as you stay upright. Just don't put a straw in the gas tank.
 

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There is no dealing with this farmer--he bought each of his 3 sons a Hummer H1 with all imaginable farkles, each of his 3 daughters an Escalade similarly equipped. Can't buy justice against that much wealth.
 

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Being a farmer that ran over your new rig, tell him he owes you a hundred acres of corn. Sent it to the moonshiners. You will have enough fuel to keep your bike going until retirement as long as you stay upright. Just don't put a straw in the gas tank.
qwerty doesn't do ethanol.

There is no dealing with this farmer--he bought each of his 3 sons a Hummer H1 with all imaginable farkles, each of his 3 daughters an Escalade similarly equipped. Can't buy justice against that much wealth.
money can't buy brains, class or decency.
 

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There is no dealing with this farmer--he bought each of his 3 sons a Hummer H1 with all imaginable farkles, each of his 3 daughters an Escalade similarly equipped. Can't buy justice against that much wealth.
Yes, sounds like another spoiled bunch of kids riding high on Papa. When he passes there will be hovering vultures, the farm sold and most likely the money gone fairly quickly. Seen it many times.
 

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Totaled. Forks smashed back into the frame, one split wide open, exhaust header crushed, headlight mount smashed, plastics and seat scrapped up, foot peg flattened and frame twisted. Engine still runs strong, just need a new frame to swap it into and the forks so I can get it rebuilt...

Also need to get a new helmet so I can go riding again now that I'm off crutches and healed up.
 

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Mangled that stock skidplate. :D:evil6::grin: All while illegally riding some horse trails here in FL. :headbang: I didn't know until later that the state had closed the trails to everyone but the horses (I smell a wealthy conspiracy there). Who (and how many people) can afford horses? <No offense to those of you who can. I would never hike back there and most people wouldn't so it'll end up not being used for the most part. I digress. Two track that still has tread-tracks from the last truck going through AFTER a rain seemed safe enough. Who puts the road/park closed on an exiting side of a sign anyway?!?! Happy that I got to ride an awesome area though.
 
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