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So I bought a new frame for my '11 600 and this is how it arrived. Other than what's on the photos it looks to be in okay condition. Probably something happened during shipping - no idea what though in order to do that type of damage. Also the rest for the bearing doesn't seem okay-ish
Anyways, do you think this might become an issue when I am fitting it on my bike? Any way to fix it?
 

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That looks like the frame was dropped in shipping on its head.

I think that is the mounting point for the steering damper if I am looking at it correctly. You could find a welding shop that could cut that off or weld ontop of the flat part and re-cut the threads. Or you could just not use a steering damper there, and if you want one, maybe find one that attaches on top of the triple clamp in its place.

So long as the steering stem bearing hole is still a circle and everything else looks fine and is straight, it should work. You should replace that stem bearing in there, and I think you'd find out pretty fast if the hole was damaged when removing and installing a bearing race. Cheap way to make sure at least the damage didn't spread to that area before investing more time into this frame.

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check it well, looks like it's begun to crack, may be issues down the road if that crack has depth or you can always go a different style damper? headstock mount style whatever.. then you have adjustment on the fly, crank her down on hi speed stuff, loosen up for easy dipping, I think this is how those electronic newfangled units work on these bikes, dynamically controlled. work
 

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Will a M8 screw thread into the hole without binding? AFAIK it should look like:

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Unless you got it at a steep discount, I'd be inclined to send it back.
 

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Looks like it has taken a big drop to collapse the lug so much.

I wouldn't want to use it, but the problem might be proving that the damage happened before you got it. The carrier will deny all responsibility for sure.

If you're stuck with it, it looks like you might be able to run a tap from the top end of the lug which looks less damaged, it might partly recut the thread and at the same time reshape the lug??? Wishful thinking possibly, but worth a try!
 
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