damaged skid plate

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by roadpraise, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. roadpraise

    roadpraise New Member

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    Please advise how bad I've hurt my new Road King. My son & I were adding lowering blocks; had a miscommunication, and the bike came down on a metal jack. :( The jack put a serious dent in the skid plate at the lowest part of the frame. This piece is welded onto frame, and appears to protect the oil pan. I was going to take it out for a test drive, but it is raining. Do you think this damage could affect the frame? Any ideas on how to pull it back away from the oil pan? Any advise is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    not a skid plate and they do make a tool to straighten it .. I have heard it can cause tracking issues but cant say for sure
     
  3. roadpraise

    roadpraise New Member

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    Thanks for the replyl. After riding Sportys for years my FLHR feels like it's on rails. Is that what you mean by tracking? Do you think riding will cause any further damage? Do you know who will have a tool to straighten it out? Would you go to the dealer, or have a frame shop do the repair?