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A friend of mine hit a tree with the left rear tire on MY kodiak!! Broke both upper and lower a arms. Nothing looks bent frame wize but the hub assy (knuckle) does not line up with the a arms so i cant bolt it together. Almost like the frame is bent or the new a arms are bent. My question is....is it possible to bend a knuckle seeing how it's casted ? I would think it would just snap. Really hoping the frame is not bent!! Thanks...
 

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The knuckle "could" be bent, but HIGHLY unlikely....but anything is possible.

In almost all cases of bent a-arms that have seen, has had some sort of frame bending. Stand the bike up on its rear rack. This will give you a clear view of the full bottom of the bike. Remove any skidplates if you have them installed. If you have a twisted frame, you'll see it then.
 

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And i'll bet when you pull the skid plate's off you'll notice the bolt hole's will be out of alignment when you go to put em back on.....maybe
 

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If the hit was hard enough to break both a-arms then it is likely the frame is tweaked a bit.
 
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