Sorry it has taken me so long to post these photos, I tore my right rotator cuff in the wreck and it has not been fun, but I am finally getting better and putting off surgery as long as I can.
OK here we go.
I lawn darted this machine into the front side of a double jump that was more like a ditch. It was 100% driver error but I would like to think my FST Standard Bore Kit helped a little. HAHAHAHAH J/K on that part.
Anyway, long story short: The frame was bent, photos later pretty badly in the center of the machine, like right under the front of the seats. Kawasaki does not sell frames, so the ins company totaled the machine. They gave me a check for 9800 and told me I had 3 days to strip off all my custom parts and return it to stock before the salvage company picked it up. I was struggling to get all the parts off and my wonderful wife called me from work one day and told me to go get 3K cash out of her glove box of her car, and buy back the wreck then fix it over time, so I did and no more rushing.
A buddy of mine, one of my best friends in the world who was riding with me when I crashed helped me with all of this, and is still helping. We got a good dent in the work, then I realized the full extent of my injuries and it has been slow going with this shoulder hurting badly, thank god I had a harness on and a helmet. The SDR cage is at least 4" lower than stock and I am tall so my helmet hit the rear view mirror, glad it was not my bare head.
Anyway, on to the pics.
First off the center of a Teryx, right under the front of your seat is where your frame is going to bend if you lawn dart it. The center of the red line you can see in this marked up photo was over 3/4 inch lower than the ends of the red line. You can see that Kawasaki knows this as there are two square tubes stacked and a gusset welded in as well. We had to bend these back straight after determining how much on each one. Luckily the guy who owns the shop has fixed MANY cars and trucks on this frame machine and he is an expert at what he does it was amazing to watch.
Hard to tell from photo and other side was a little worse but the green circle was 3/4" lower than the ends where the red line ends. See the 2 square tubes welded together and the gusset welded in by Kawasaki. This is the weak point of your frame that buckles when you lawn dart the machine hard enough.
Front of machine had less dramatic frame bend as well.
Here are some pics of the machine on the Chassis Liner frame machine and how we had to chain it down to very slowly bend these banana'd frame members back into position to where a straight edge will sit flat on them now.
OK front Drive shaft was bent at the front end. Alan uses a dial indicator and a hole in the attachment on teh tractor behind him to fix the front drive shaft. It was pretty bad and a new one is 425 dollars!! So he fixed this one.
If you look closely, you can see the bend from this angle in the pic below. The right side of the machine was bent worse but there was a wall to close to get good photos besides this one.
SDR Cage bent right behind B Pillars, hard to see in the photos but with a level, the rear of the cage is about 1/2 lower than at the B Pillars.
Also had to straighten out my SDR Front Bumper, this happened on the fist ride with the SDR Cage and Bumper.
I found it interesting that the jack is just a support in this setup. There is a log binder with cheater bar to tweak it back by hand instead of brute forcing with the jack. Steel is pretty interesting.