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un-bending vortex rearsets - July 18, 2008, 01:56 PM

My right side vortex rear-set is bent and I would like to know if it can be bent back or should be tossed out.
As depicted in the image, the part labeled 1 is a mounting point and is bent outward. The part labeled 2 is bent inward, then clockwise outward if that makes sense.
Can this be fixed? who should I talk to? any advice is appreciated. Thanks

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July 18, 2008, 02:00 PM

I've seen people bend them back with no problems.

Depending on the angle and how much it is bent it may break though. I had a shifter twist 360 degrees from a crash at VIR and I was able to bend it all the way back...I'm still using that same shifter although it's a bit different it still works

From my last crash at VIR the right rear set was bent back and I was able to move it back into place so you should be ok, I've seen it done on the exact rearsets you have too. Just use a pipe and bend it back slowly, don't hammer it back. What we did was use a large socket and extension to bend the rear set back in place (vortex)


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July 18, 2008, 02:02 PM

Heat that biznitch up with a torch real good then bend it back. Shouldn't be to tough as long as it is not cracked.


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thanks guys. I don't have access to a torch but I'm liking the pipe idea. Its not a bad bend but unusable as is. I'll try using a pipe this weekend
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Aluminum doesn't behave well after being bent. It's a brittle metal. After you bend it back into place, keep an eye on it for cracks. The last thing you want is to lose a peg in the middle of a turn.
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How mush do you use the right side (rear brake) anyway? If it cracks replace the piece.


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July 18, 2008, 02:35 PM

I dont use the rear brake but the bend tilts the footpeg downward
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I have the exact same thing with my right side Vortex rear set. It's been my experience aluminum only bends once... so I haven't bothered trying to bend it back. Let me know how it works out, I'd love to put my rear sets back on.


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Aluminum does usually only bend once. Certainly gets weaker. Steel is much more mailiable. I'd toss it. Losing a peg in a turn would cost a whole lot more.


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like justgo said, i reccommend that you track down a torch if you can. Heating it will increase your chances of successfully bending it back by magnitudes. I'm sure some on .net has one you can borrow maybe.


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My right side vortex rear-set is bent and I would like to know if it can be bent back or should be tossed out.
As depicted in the image, the part labeled 1 is a mounting point and is bent outward. The part labeled 2 is bent inward, then clockwise outward if that makes sense.
Can this be fixed? who should I talk to? any advice is appreciated. Thanks

Bent mine back. If you want you can buy a new one. its like $70 bucks. not worth it to be honest.
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July 28, 2008, 03:05 PM

$70 where? ?
I tried bending it back and broke off the mounting point for the rear brake.
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