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Really need help deciding on rebuild after crash!

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So first of all, I crashed out headed home on a foggy back road at 1 am. I was speeding and my helmet got fogged up, I lost track of where I was and boom. Right in to an almost vertical wall of mud. The bike sunk a foot in to the ground and I walked away. Of course I want to rebuild but I found these. IK its hard to tell, but would you guys trust this? No cracks or bends visible to me but it certainly moved a little. Sorry if you can't see anything this is my first post. Not sure how all this works thanks tho guys
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The frame can be straightened if that's what I'm seeing in the pictures but if it's as bad as it looks may not be an option from a safety stand point.

Alignment of the front end may never be the same and I wouldn't know who could straighten and align a bike frame like we have on the 400's.

Glad your ok.
Good luck with it. 馃馃檹馃徑
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That frame looks like a write off I'm afraid. As misnblu has said, it is possible to get frames straightened, but it would be pretty pricey if you could find someone with the proper equipment. Might be cheaper to find a bike with a blown motor if you want to repair your bikes frame.
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IMO. Do what your heart wants

but i wouldeither sell it outright or part it out if I had the time.

then id get a new bike. Plenty of awesome bikes to try. Id take the opportunity to get something different.

jmo and good luck
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So first of all, I crashed out headed home on a foggy back road at 1 am. I was speeding and my helmet got fogged up, I lost track of where I was and boom. Right in to an almost vertical wall of mud. The bike sunk a foot in to the ground and I walked away. Of course I want to rebuild but I found these. IK its hard to tell, but would you guys trust this? No cracks or bends visible to me but it certainly moved a little. Sorry if you can't see anything this is my first post. Not sure how all this works thanks tho guys
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Glad you are ok. You should see if the bike with engine knocking noise is still avail. Do some part swapping or just swap motors. Then you have spare parts and an engine you can learn on.

Good luck with whatever you decide.
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I'd like to congratulate you on being able to walk away. That's as good as it gets. If your motor is good, I'd look for a good bike with a toasted motor. Once the frames bent, I'd never trust it again.
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