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just returned from California where I took part in a track day and I went down half way into the day. It was a low speed lowside which did a fair amount of damage to the plastic & controls on the left. Tail piece is destroyed, front top fairing is destroyed, fairing stay is cracked and a couple more body panels are history, other than that things look alright as far as I can tell. What I am wondering is the condition of the fork, wheels & frame. As far as I remember there was no impact, however, what's the likelihood of damage to essential parts like that? My next step is to take it to the shop and have those things examined. Anything else I need to consider?
 

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Check your rearset mounting tabs for hairline cracks or bends. Other than that call your insurance, get an estimate, and start buying go-fast parts and possibly turning it into a track bike if the insurance totals it. You would be surprised how much damage a slow lowside or even just knocking over a parked bike will be.
 

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The most likely components to sustain non-readily detectable damage are the forks. Before you take things apart check for excessive drag on the front calipers. If the drag is excessive or the fork legs are rashed beyond trashing the axle or nut suspect more issues with the forks. If the front rolls similar to prior crash chances are forks are ok. If drag is excessive loosen upper triple clap and bounce the front and re-tighten. If everything is smooth then its probably OK. The only way to know for certain is to remove the forks and take them to a Ohlins or Showa certified shop and check for straightness. Aside from the forks if the bike ran for some period of time on its side suspect some oil starvation and potential for engine damage. Nothing thing you can do at this point but hope for the best.
 

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Ive heard horror stories from Mark at Ducshop about people wrecking on the left and having the shift linkage do some sort of damage to the internals and ultimately causing a failure of sorts later on in the life of the bike. It was the first question he asked me when I noticed one of my main bearings going out. Luckily, or unluckily, mine was due to the fact that they apply too much preload pressure during the mating of the casing and bearings/internals of our bikes. Either way, Good luck fella!
 

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Ive heard horror stories from Mark at Ducshop about people wrecking on the left and having the shift linkage do some sort of damage to the internals and ultimately causing a failure of sorts later on in the life of the bike. It was the first question he asked me when I noticed one of my main bearings going out. Luckily, or unluckily, mine was due to the fact that they apply too much preload pressure during the mating of the casing and bearings/internals of our bikes. Either way, Good luck fella!

One potential problem is the shift claw return spring. My bike went down on the left side and broke my return spring in 3, on top of the foot peg and fairing stay. Other than some rash on the side and tail fairings it didn't look bad at all. But the shift lever couldn't engage any gear out of neutral.

But if you're going to have tranny issues from your crash I would think you'd have them now; unlikely they'll show up later
 

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One potential problem is the shift claw return spring. My bike went down on the left side and broke my return spring in 3, on top of the foot peg and fairing stay. Other than some rash on the side and tail fairings it didn't look bad at all. But the shift lever couldn't engage any gear out of neutral.

But if you're going to have tranny issues from your crash I would think you'd have them now; unlikely they'll show up later
I think what mark was saying is that he's seen it where a bike that had wrecked on its left side would have the shift lever knick something internally, while this doesn't pose an immediate problem, it caused that component or the metal it removed to go on and cause further damage and eventually cause the main bearings to fail. I'll have to ask him again for the specifics.. Hope this clears up the confusion. The dude is a legend.
 
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