Bending renthal twinwalls?

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12/28/2019 2:54 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/29/2019 7:09 AM

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 3:00 PM

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 3:45 PM

Welcome to the bent bars club. The only more lucrative membership is the bent triple clamps club.

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12/28/2019 3:58 PM

Yeah, that was an expensive crash!

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Braaapin' aint easy.

12/28/2019 4:03 PM

Fuck man glad your good

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12/28/2019 4:08 PM

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12/28/2019 4:21 PM

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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when in doubt, pin it out

12/28/2019 4:45 PM

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12/28/2019 4:49 PM

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 5:00 PM

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 5:05 PM

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 5:22 PM

garagedog wrote:

I'd just pull that crossbar off and tap it straight again. Its very soft and easy to bend.

cdncombatmedic wrote:

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 5:26 PM

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 5:59 PM

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 6:11 PM

Zesiger 112 wrote:

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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And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

Pimpin' Ho's , Rollin' fatty's......drinkin' beers , beers , beers!! ~ Ja

12/28/2019 6:23 PM

garagedog wrote:

I'd just pull that crossbar off and tap it straight again. Its very soft and easy to bend.

cdncombatmedic wrote:

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 9:08 PM

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 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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If the glass is half full it's twice as big as it needs to be.

12/28/2019 10:00 PM

Zesiger 112 wrote:

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 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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Daaaamn Jeffro!!!

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12/28/2019 10:15 PM

AC 92 . / 9 . knows a little about bent bars

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12/28/2019 10:22 PM

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 12:36 AM

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 12:56 AM

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 3:53 AM

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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 3:56 AM

Gnarly, how much would you want for the goggles?

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12/29/2019 4:12 AM

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 6:47 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/29/2019 6:48 AM

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 7:10 AM

Zesiger 112 wrote:

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 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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Jeffro that bruising is nasty!, get well soon

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12/29/2019 7:11 AM

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 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 8:23 AM

With that bruising, I would be very suspicious of a fracture.

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12/29/2019 9:32 AM

Zesiger 112 wrote:

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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