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Old 03-28-2012, 11:43 AM   #1
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RE: Front end out of alignment?

I hit a rather large bump the other day, almost bounced me off the bike...now it seems my handlebars are not quite aligned correctly...seems like I have the left side of the handle bars just that much closer to the tank when the front wheel is straight...everything tracks fine, no wobbles, suspension seems to react normally,and is completely ridable--just that the handlebars being out of whack is bugging the out of me...

Any thoughts? Open to suggestions of what to do, or where to take it, I have decent tools, just not all of the ones I would need to take it apart and align it my self, and I wouldn't want to foul anything up


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Old 03-28-2012, 11:43 AM   #2
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I really hope not, it doesn't seem to have any ridability issues, nor is there any kind of a shake or wobble while riding...I was only doing about 10-15 MPH, do you think that could actually damage anything that bad?
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I really hope not, it doesn't seem to have any ridability issues, nor is there any kind of a shake or wobble while riding...
Yea, well I bent a fork before and there was no shake or wobble but the handlebars weren't straight when I was riding straight.
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This isn't making me feel any more optimistic about the situation, Bevo
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It could also be that your forks are twisted in the triple tree. On my gf's old 250 her forks were twisted because the lower triple was bent.
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+1 Patrick has been a great help so far just with me, rock on and I hope you get ur issue fixed.
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Patrick, you guys are awesome

Just needed to readjust the front triple, and all is well...They did an outstanding job, and were incredibly helpful...I'll be headed back any time I need anything done, y'all rule!
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