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I was always a little suspicous, but I found out yesterday that yep....I can't fly. Some friends and I went to an offroad park yesterday that has trails, MX and flat track. First of all I've been waiting for my nerfs for ever and could have used them. Second of all this quad jumps really well. I was shocked at how forgiving it is on landings. Last but not least, I was on the flat track oval taking some laps when I hooked a rut. I flew about as well as a one flippered penguin. I found nothing major wrong other than the front fender brace was bent and can be pushed around with no problem. However, today I took the bike apart looking for signs of a cracked frame, fractured ball joints and bent tie rods (you know...all the "this is gonna break" stuff.) I found nothing wrong with those items, but did find the stearing stop was bent from going full lock on the flip. I thought to myself, "self....oh crap...this is gonna suck...taking the stem out to bend it back." But to my delight...and dismay....and disapointment...I found I could just push on the bars really hard and bend it back. Although it's straight....I don't like that idea at all. So to my point...I've seen people talk about an aftermarket stearing stem....so who makes it, who's tried it, how much is it, and what do you think of it?