Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Princeton, Texas
the damage looks fairly light, so it seems to have mainly slid on it's side, chances are the handlebar is bent, a new handlebar or a second handlebar from ebay are your only real options, you will never be able to straighten one with any accuracy. That should fix the sticking throttle, if you find the bike then seems to pull to one side, likely is the front forks probably got slightly twisted in the yokes, the best option is to just walk up to the front of the bike so the front wheel goes between your legs, then grip the wheel with your calves and then pull on the handlebar in the opposite direction, you are just trying to twist the forks back (nothing is getting bent and you wont damage the bike!). If the bike seems to go to the left, then you need to grip the front wheel (to stop it turning) and then pull on the right handlebar, it will take quite a pull, then go for a quick test ride and see if it feels better. I really doubt you have done any serious mechanical damage, mainly cosmetic, but handlebars always take a good wallop when you drop the bike and do bend quite easily.
If you are anywhere in the Dallas, TX area I would be happy to help you out and get it sorted.
Last edited by Thrasherg; 05-20-2019 at 04:21 PM.