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Old 04-12-2011, 11:56 AM   #1
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Forks and alinment

I just bought a bike and the handle bars and front tire dont line up what could it be text or email 8323969877...josephh0907@gmail.com
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:02 PM   #2
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:00 PM   #4
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Its a 05 gsxr 600 I just bought it and it kida has signs of a fall
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:55 PM   #5
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Could be any of the following: bent clip on, bent lower triple tree, bent forks, twisted upper triple tree, bent axle, bent frame neck.
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:09 PM   #6
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I kinda live to far from there to ride the bike there
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:04 PM   #7
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I know it sounds stupid, but I have done this to my bike and a friends. Put front part of the front wheel against a pole or something to brace it and give the handlebars a hard yank to align it. Has worked for me a couple times.
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How hard would I have to jurk it...
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has it been wrecked before?

if the clip ons have been replaced then they may have just been put back on wrong. buddy of mine just bought a bike with that problem... That was a freaky feeling on the test ride...

see if it rolls straight, best to just take it to a shop and get it looked at rather than just randomly jerking the parts around and hoping its going to make your bike ride straight.
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I kinda live to far from there to ride the bike there
Where you at? Bring it over and we'll take a look? I am in NW Houston...
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:42 PM   #14
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In pasadena....i looks like the object that holds both forks right under the handldle bars looks bent
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loosen it and reinstall.. if it was layed down and the handlebars slammed concrete, they can pull those off out of alignment. pop the caps off the top of the risers, loosen the 4 allen bolts (to re align the handlebar), loosen the nut under the top tree( holds the risers in place), check and reinstall.. if it's flush top and bottom.. and still looks uneven.. buy a new set.
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