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Sadly I wrecked my bike where the front end got banged up pretty bad. Forks are bent all over the place and the front wheel split (amoung much other damage). I am curious if there are other forks from similar bikes (GSX-R maybe?) that are compatible with the GSX-S1000 so I might be able to pick something up used to save repair cost. I can't seem to find used GSX-S1000 forks (or much else for that matter) anywhere and new they seem to be around $1,600 at least.
 

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How did that happen? Bummer. There are specialists that can straighten forks if they’re not too bad. All plastics can be replaced. Might have to buy a new wheel if it can’t be repaired/straightened.
 

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Yeah a real shame. I'm hoping I can get it fixed up, such a great bike. I was on my way to work on a cool morning, having more fun than I should have and turned into a corner with too much speed. Lost the front end, lowsided and the bike slid into a curb at about 20MPH or so.

Yeah the wheel is toast, has a big ole crack all through it. It was twisted so bad that it wouldn't roll because the tire was rubbing on the fork. It was mostly just the front left fairing that got damaged badly, a bit on the left rear as well. Gas tank dented, instrument cluster smashed. Curbs are unforgiving I've learned :(
 

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buddys 1000rr 15 mph left side hit the ground...the sliders is what bends the frame ect ect...looks like a total to me
 

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...that's why I call them "tip-overs'. They protect only if it is a tip over. In a real crash they are more of a liability, but then again, a real crash usually means total loss anyway. Hearbreaker's was a frontal, but then it probably fell on the left side.
 

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Sadly I wrecked my bike where the front end got banged up pretty bad. Forks are bent all over the place and the front wheel split (amoung much other damage). I am curious if there are other forks from similar bikes (GSX-R maybe?) that are compatible with the GSX-S1000 so I might be able to pick something up used to save repair cost. I can't seem to find used GSX-S1000 forks (or much else for that matter) anywhere and new they seem to be around $1,600 at least.
So sad to see this, it hurts whwn our beloved end in such a way, i hope you are fine mate.

Havent you subscribed to your annual insurance policy, if yes they should fully cover the loss for repairs. Or if not repairable they will write them of as total loss and reimburse the entire value of your bike.

If the frame is not damaged, then go for repairs. Front forks of gsxr are suitable i think, they can be found easily used, rest i afraid you have to order stock parts from suzuki itself
 

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That really sucks mate hope you didn’t get banged up to bad.
My main concerns would be if the frame has been compromised?
Thanks man, I walked away with barely a scratch. Skinned my knee a tad but that was it. Had my leather jacket, gloves, helmet etc which definitely helped a ton. ATGATT! Frame checked out at the shop. I guess they did some alignment checks and made sure the headset bearings didn't torque on the frame to the point it would warp.
 

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...that's why I call them "tip-overs'. They protect only if it is a tip over. In a real crash they are more of a liability, but then again, a real crash usually means total loss anyway. Hearbreaker's was a frontal, but then it probably fell on the left side.
The bike lowsided and slid into a curb which is what caused all the frontal damage. Its hard to tell from the left side photo but the slider definitely took the brunt of the sliding damage. Doesn't help the curb impact at all obviously but it did what it was supposed to do as well as it could have I reckon.
 

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If the forks and wheel took that much damage, then likely the head bearings and possibly the head stock took a lot of energy too, which is frame damage that would most likely cause the bike to be totaled. Good luck with this, but in the end I hope you had good insurance so you can cut your losses and just end up with a new and shiny GSX-S rather than all the headaches of trying to get that one back to perfect. Been there done that, don't want to do it ever again.
 
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