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Bottomed out front suspension help?

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I have a 2020 R1. Hit a pretty big pothole broke the front wheel, bottomed out the front legs and twisted the alignment to the right.

Looking for advice on what to do with the fork legs and upper and lower triple tree. Inspect and Rebuild? Or just replace everything? Thanks in advance for the time and help everyone.

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Pictures??
The forks might just be twisted in triples but everything can be loosened up and put back.
might also be a good time to clean and grease steering head bearings
i could only imagine what that felt like on your wrists馃槼馃槼
I actually barely felt it in my hands. The tire took most of the damage. I'm pretty sure it was just twisted in the triples. The fork legs seem straight. They aren't leaking oil. And still function. I'm concerned about possible micro fractures, damage to the internals etc. Probably just gonna take em to yamaha and have them rebuilt reseal and new oil. Going to pull the triples and replace the ball bearings with tapered rollers but need to build a tiny gallows to hang the front end from. Any damage to keep an eye out for on the triples? Pics aren't great but it's all I have. Thanks again for the help

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Typically I agree, but it鈥檚 actually better to line the axle centerline with the bottom of the bottom fork leg. You want to match the center line of the axle between both fork legs. Using the top will get you close, using the bottom will get you perfect.

OP. Pics would help, 馃憤馃徎

Doing the alignment is easy I got that and yes im fairly certian it just twistedin the tripples, it's suspension I don't know. They're the stock kyb that came on the thing. I'm concerned about damage to the internals. I'd get a rebuild kit and do it my self but I don't know what I'm looking for damage wise. Anything micro fracture wise to look for? The lower triple is pretty stout I doubt anything happened to it but then again it is aluminum. Anything to look out for there? Building a tiny gallows to hang the front end from to get the triples off and then I'm going to replace the ball bearings with tapered rollers. Anything else I should consider or am missing? Thanks for the help my guy.
Sweet thanks man. Makes me feel better about the whole deal. Definitely gonna do the service. Will look more into the bearings. All the videos I see on servicing the triple tree bearings, everyone always changes to tapered. Just assumed they were the better option. Lol but I saw it on YouTube so it has to be true right lol. And yes modern suspension is amazing for as bad as the wheel is I didn't hardly feel it except where it bottomed out and that part was "hardly felt it" part. Also been watching alot of Dave moss stuff good resources. Thanks again for the time Jimmyboy. Keep that rubber side down my guy.
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You鈥檙e welcome Patrick.
let us know how it all turns out.
im glad you weren鈥檛 running carbon wheels!
Yeah Dave moss knows his sh$t
No s#!t right. Cast magnesium on the 2020+. But I feel like the wheel failed as designed and absorbed most of the impact. Definitely will let u guys know. Can't wait to get up again.
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