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Fleaby

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Fleaby says:

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Hi

Lorry reversed in to bike knocking it over, damage to faring, gear change, foot peg, crash bungs minus 1 what sort of damage could the engine expect.

Fleaby 

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bmwgs

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bmwgs says:

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if it was just knocked off the stand and the block has no holes in it then it should be ok. i would check oil leavel then start it up.  what bike is it

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AdieR

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AdieR says:

At best

engine cases will be scraped, at worst they'll be cracked or holed.

Don't know what bike it is, but if its a 4-stroke (esp if its multi cylinder), then at least one of the engine valves (the inlet / exhaust valves) in the cylinder head will have been open (allowing oil to pour in). In this case, I'd let the bike sit on the stand for an hour or 2 before starting, and turning it over by hand would be a good idea (remove spark plugs, put it in gear, and turn back wheel) before starting (so the engine doesn't "hydraulically-lock" and bend a con-rod.

Check also your forks / bars / swingarm / frame are straight, esp as it was hit by a wagon.

Any fluids (brake fluid / coolant / oil) leaking from it?


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bbstrikesagain

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allowing oil to pour in...

new one on me,  care to explain into where and from where?

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