Need help removing bent fork tubes from tree
I've started tearing down the front end of my wrecked 08 RG and hit a major snag. I know next to nothing but I have a service manual, u tube, this awesome forum, and I regularly stay at Holiday Inn Express. I'm hoping all of you gurus can give me some advise. I had a direct front impact that drove my fender back into the frame. Trashed the fender and rim, and appears to have tweaked the fork tubes and maybe the triple tree. I think the frame is okay but is has a small dent in the cross brace between the down tubes from the fender pushing the brake cable into it. I've taken out the pinch bolts and the top bolts but the tubes are tight as can be in the lower tree. I've driven them down from the top about 3/4" with brute force. They are just clear of the top tree bracket but still really tight. I've also tried to pry open the slot where the pinch bolt goes with a screw driver. I'm out of ideas except to continue to pound the hell out of it but I don't want to damage anything else. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. THX
2008 FLTR Candy Red Sunglo, S&S106, S&S push rods, Dragos 580 cams, Stage 2.5 heads, ported throttle body, Power Vision, Fuel Moto A/C, Aim lock up clutch, Dragos true duals, HogPro 21/18 Apollos, Ness hot legs, Native Customs cow bells.
2015 FLTRUSE Two tone blue.