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SYM Symphony Forks need to be straightened?
« on: December 07, 2016, 04:13:55 PM »
Hi there, does anyone have an idea of how much it costs to straighten the forks on a bike's front wheel?
I had an accident a month ago and only now have we found out that my front forks are skew. I rode a SYM Symphony 150, and the bike has been lying at the repair shop until now (they just received the parts to fix it)...
What do I do/where do I go? The shop quoted us R1000 and my dad wants to know if we can have it done elsewhere for cheaper?


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Re: SYM Symphony Forks need to be straightened?
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2016, 09:04:01 AM »
I don't know much about straightening forks. but personally I would replace them - whatever the cost. I believe the bike will never feel right in the front if they were damaged.
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Re: SYM Symphony Forks need to be straightened?
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2016, 05:07:50 PM »
What Mighty Mouse said

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Re: SYM Symphony Forks need to be straightened?
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2016, 07:29:22 PM »
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Re: SYM Symphony Forks need to be straightened?
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2016, 06:59:25 PM »
Invariably when "the forks" are bent, it's most often just the steering stem (the part that connects the shocks to the handle bars) - which can be straightened quite effectively  by somebody that knows what they are doing.

I've gone this route countless times and you won't feel the difference.

You need to have the damage professionally assessed to determine whether the shocks and front axle are bent as well.

Weigh up the costs of repair vs replace. Sometimes repair costs more.

R1,000? to fix the problem? That sounds fair. Pay up and don't stress about cheaper ... you're going to waste time trying to find a way to pay less money to have less peace of mind and compromise his daughter's safety. Is that really what your dad wants?

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Re: SYM Symphony Forks need to be straightened?
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2016, 09:59:40 PM »
Hi all,

They stripped the bike and the entire yoke (?) (the steering column thing) was bent sideways so they ordered a new one. I have the bike back now and it rode great on the way home on the day I fetched it.. I just don't have the guts or the willpower to want to ride it again.. It just doesn't feel like MY bike anymore.
Thank you all for the help though, they said the forks were barely bent and that the yoke was the problem. Had the forks straightened at Dot Engineering and the bike fixed at Wayne Heasman Suzuki, if anyone's interested.

Thank you all once again for the input.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2016, 10:12:10 PM by ashiirza »

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Re: SYM Symphony Forks need to be straightened?
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2016, 09:58:03 AM »
Thanks for the feedback.
All the best for the way forward.