Bending renthal twinwalls?

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12/28/2019 2:54pm Edited Date/Time 1/8/2020 1:01pm
Had my hardest crash today, hit some rutted mud before a jump wrong 3rd gear. Mud pulled me to the side of the jump, I knew I still would land on the track so I jumped anyways. Come over the jump and hit a drainage ditch that had ate into the jump with the front tire. Bike stopped I kept going. Broke the mouth piece in my helmet, scratched under the visor, broke my goggles. I got a bloody nose, black eye, lump above my eye, and very sore wrist. No concusion, no knock out. Tumbled about 4 times off the bike.
Now that cross bar is bent but the bars aren't. I can see marks where it moved the crossbar mount on the bars. These renthal bars are some strong pieces. Only time I can remember seeing a pair twisted is when James Stewart crashed through the whoops on the Suzuki. I even remember seeing the bar mount break on a factory Honda and not the bars.
Going to retire the bars and helmet. No damage to the helmet liner but it was a big hit second one I've had in it. Feel like I got off easy.





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12/28/2019 3:00pm
Damn dude you got lucky for what that could have been. You’ll look great the next few days lol
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12/28/2019 3:45pm
Welcome to the bent bars club. The only more lucrative membership is the bent triple clamps club.
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12/28/2019 3:58pm
Yeah, that was an expensive crash!

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12/28/2019 4:21pm
I bent a pair similar to above picture in a big loop out crash. Almost 90° down on the clutch side handle. Broke the sheot out of my tailbone too. Good times
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12/28/2019 4:49pm
I'd just pull that crossbar off and tap it straight again. Its very soft and easy to bend.
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12/28/2019 5:00pm
Zesiger........buddy , make sure to look extremely close around the areas where the crossbar mounts to the bar itself. Use a magnifying glass and remove the crossbar if you have to. Sometimes the damage isn't all that easy to see , and can snap the bars on the next high impact type landing. Damage can easily be hidden. Just like the helmet ( which seems fine I guess )......they both did their job on an impact.......question is , will they be able to do that again? Fwiw.....glad you got way with just having some bumps and bruises!
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12/28/2019 5:05pm
garagedog wrote:
I'd just pull that crossbar off and tap it straight again. Its very soft and easy to bend.
I would never trust those bars again...
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12/28/2019 5:22pm
garagedog wrote:
I'd just pull that crossbar off and tap it straight again. Its very soft and easy to bend.
I would never trust those bars again...
Why not? They were made and tested to take that kind of abuse correct?
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12/28/2019 5:26pm
I would take the bars off, take the cross bar off, clamp the bars to a flat surface like they are mounted on the bike, also front of the bar flat so you can pull some measurements in those positions and see what you got. I would use a decent metal ruler that has 32nds or millimeters (6in Caliper would work good too).

If they check out good, I'm sure one of us have a cross bar on a tweaked set you can have. If your face bent the cross bar and it not bending it from flex, you probably be find to replace and keep rolling.
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12/28/2019 5:59pm
I'm replacing the bars, I've had them 2 years and they have taken some good digs without bending. Ive got my money's worth out of them
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12/28/2019 6:11pm
I'm replacing the bars, I've had them 2 years and they have taken some good digs without bending. Ive got my money's worth out of them
Good decision man , and again , glad you're ok. I myself have been off the bikes since July. Got in a bad wreck at the big Vet race at washougal , which wasted my right hand. ( Tendon , ligament , muscle damage , along with bruising everything on my right side ). I'm shooting for coming back in March if my hand will let me.







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12/28/2019 6:23pm
garagedog wrote:
I'd just pull that crossbar off and tap it straight again. Its very soft and easy to bend.
I would never trust those bars again...
HD1200 wrote:
Why not? They were made and tested to take that kind of abuse correct?
They were designed to be replaced as a result of major crashes.
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12/28/2019 9:08pm
jeffro503 wrote:
Zesiger........buddy , make sure to look extremely close around the areas where the crossbar mounts to the bar itself. Use a magnifying glass and remove the...
Zesiger........buddy , make sure to look extremely close around the areas where the crossbar mounts to the bar itself. Use a magnifying glass and remove the crossbar if you have to. Sometimes the damage isn't all that easy to see , and can snap the bars on the next high impact type landing. Damage can easily be hidden. Just like the helmet ( which seems fine I guess )......they both did their job on an impact.......question is , will they be able to do that again? Fwiw.....glad you got way with just having some bumps and bruises!
Dude. He said straight up that he's retiring the handles.
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12/28/2019 10:00pm
I'm replacing the bars, I've had them 2 years and they have taken some good digs without bending. Ive got my money's worth out of them
jeffro503 wrote:
Good decision man , and again , glad you're ok. I myself have been off the bikes since July. Got in a bad wreck at the...
Good decision man , and again , glad you're ok. I myself have been off the bikes since July. Got in a bad wreck at the big Vet race at washougal , which wasted my right hand. ( Tendon , ligament , muscle damage , along with bruising everything on my right side ). I'm shooting for coming back in March if my hand will let me.







Daaaamn Jeffro!!!
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12/28/2019 10:15pm
AC 92 . / 9 . knows a little about bent bars
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12/28/2019 10:22pm
I dunno man, the bars look bent too. Throttle side especially.

Glad your brain is okay! Looks like you hit your noggin pretty good. Heal up quick. 👍🏻
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12/29/2019 12:36am
I’ve bent 2 Twinwall 999.
After that i switched to the cheaper 22mm K971.
I may try Fatbars in the future.
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12/29/2019 12:56am
Don't just assume because you weren't knocked out, that you've not been concussed.

Seriously - be careful. Your scone has taken quite a hit, to have such marks on your face and forehead. They are, after all, part of your head.

One of my more severe concussions came from a prang, with the same sort of damage to my helmet, and my face and forehead, as your picture shows.

So, to repeat, be careful about your 'head health', you've taken quite a hit.
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12/29/2019 3:53am


Crashed on the first lap a couple of years ago, had to ride 25 minutes with these barsLaughing
Also bent my crossbar in a startcrash in 2017, just straightened it and raced those bars the entire season without any issues
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12/29/2019 3:56am
Gnarly, how much would you want for the goggles?
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12/29/2019 4:12am
Glad you are okay, what track? We have bent at least 2 sets of twinwalls in the past!
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12/29/2019 6:47am Edited Date/Time 12/29/2019 6:48am
Cygrace74 wrote:
Gnarly, how much would you want for the goggles?
Are they repairable? The out rigger looks like it pops in a groove, but idk where I would get that piece. My plan was to save the lense and find another set. The lense is fine. I have about 20 pairs of 100% but I do love these airbrakes.
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12/29/2019 7:10am
I'm replacing the bars, I've had them 2 years and they have taken some good digs without bending. Ive got my money's worth out of them
jeffro503 wrote:
Good decision man , and again , glad you're ok. I myself have been off the bikes since July. Got in a bad wreck at the...
Good decision man , and again , glad you're ok. I myself have been off the bikes since July. Got in a bad wreck at the big Vet race at washougal , which wasted my right hand. ( Tendon , ligament , muscle damage , along with bruising everything on my right side ). I'm shooting for coming back in March if my hand will let me.







Jeffro that bruising is nasty!, get well soon
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Bearuno wrote:
Don't just assume because you weren't knocked out, that you've not been concussed. Seriously - be careful. Your scone has taken quite a hit, to have...
Don't just assume because you weren't knocked out, that you've not been concussed.

Seriously - be careful. Your scone has taken quite a hit, to have such marks on your face and forehead. They are, after all, part of your head.

One of my more severe concussions came from a prang, with the same sort of damage to my helmet, and my face and forehead, as your picture shows.

So, to repeat, be careful about your 'head health', you've taken quite a hit.
Going to see the doctor tomorrow. Was planning on taking off time to rebuild bike anyways. So I'll take the time to rest.
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12/29/2019 8:23am
With that bruising, I would be very suspicious of a fracture.
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12/29/2019 9:32am
Are they repairable? The out rigger looks like it pops in a groove, but idk where I would get that piece. My plan was to save...
Are they repairable? The out rigger looks like it pops in a groove, but idk where I would get that piece. My plan was to save the lense and find another set. The lense is fine. I have about 20 pairs of 100% but I do love these airbrakes.
You can try, you can have the lens I really just want it for the strap and the foam. If you take the lens out I’ll take them. Can text me at+15089713730
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12/31/2019 11:16am
Update: broken schapoid in left wrist. Crazy story I broke the same arm about 10 years ago at the same track on the same day. Only been there one time since then
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