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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-31-2018, 04:29 AM Thread Starter
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Handlebar look bent after dropped?

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It bothers me for a few months now.... I will be going to the shop where I bought it. The story is I was trying to the front fairing out back in April so I can replace the windscreen to zero gravity dark smoked one. While I was trying to take the front fairing out my bike moved to the point where the kickstand slip up and the bike dropped I try catching it but no luck. It went down slowly... luckily no fairings damaged but a bent gearshift lever and small scuff scratch/ damage on the left bar end... but I took those bar end and replace it with a mirror barend...

The point is ever since I keep thinking the left handle bar look bent to me but I have been riding ever since and feels like nothing changed.... remember nothing not even a fairing is damaged on the left side....

Anyone can please attach their bike picture and compare it with my bike picture of the left handlebar to see... I can’t compare left with right because the engine start component is in the way for the right side...
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Btw I already replace the gearshift lever a few days ago so it feels better to have a fresh one. I was thinking it’s a mental thing to think the handlebar is wrong when it’s fine or normal.... but correct me if I’m wrong.
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It seems to be a little bit to the left, but not just the handle bar, everything. If you look to the forks, itís not aligned to the front fairing. So, IMHO, it is just mental as youíve said. You could try to look at the forks if the handle bar has spun.

Iíll try to take a picture later as itís not on an easy position to do so, I have to take off the cover and move the car, and wouldnít have time before leaving to work.




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Looks bent to me.

Remove the clip on bar from the bike and examine it more carefully using a straight edge to confirm that it is true. Replace the bar if it is bent.
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I concur with @Pard . It definitely looks bent IMO.
Easy fix in 5minutes. <$100 for a new bar. The hardest part was removing the stock bar end which you already have done.
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The clip on bars are sacrificial lambs... kind of like the collar bone. It is DESIGNED to bend and break in order to prevent catastrophic damage to other more expensive or difficult to source parts. If the opposite were true, you could very well damage the triple or forks, just as how your clavicle could pass that energy to other bones in your upper body that would take longer or be more difficult to heal over time.

Your best bet is to check eBay to see if anyone is selling their stock bars after installing aftermarket clip ons.

I had to replace both of mine on the BMW and found some brand new take offs for less than the cost of just one side.

I concur with both opinions above. It definitely appears to be slightly crooked which means any hard jarring or tweak could compromise the integrity leading to a bad spill. Have it looked at and replaced if necessary.

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For those of you who answered that it is bent... got pictures of your 959 panigale to compare with mine???
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I concur with @Pard . It definitely looks bent IMO.
Easy fix in 5minutes. <$100 for a new bar. The hardest part was removing the stock bar end which you already have done.
Yeah remove it to put barend mirrors because stock mirrors sucks but it’s already broken too
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It seems to be a little bit to the left, but not just the handle bar, everything. If you look to the forks, it’s not aligned to the front fairing. So, IMHO, it is just mental as you’ve said. You could try to look at the forks if the handle bar has spun.

I’ll try to take a picture later as it’s not on an easy position to do so, I have to take off the cover and move the car, and wouldn’t have time before leaving to work.




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I didn’t straighten my bike up when I took the picture but it just the left that looks bent that’s all without other damages....
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