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Old 05-10-2012, 12:29 AM   #1
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Tree alignment off?

I noticed that full steering lock to the right is further than full lock left. Is it because my trees aren't centered? I've had a few spills so I checked my fork alignment and it was off. Realigned it the best I could but I still have the same situation. I checked the plate that's welded to the steering stem and it's slightly bent upwards on the left side but I can't see how that would make a inch or so difference for left and right full lock. The plate is what the stops on the lower tree/triple hit against. The clip-ons are even and installed correctly too.

Here's the fork alignment...

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My 2010 ninja had this issue too. Just something to watch for. Other than that I never had a single.issue with mine. Infact some days I miss it cause it was so light.
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Can you loosen and adjust the location of the clip ons on the forks? Or are they solid mount?

Interesting way to perform alignment. I've always used the string alignment method.(not saying there's anything wrong with the course utilized.)
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you can also use a small piece of glass to help check the fork alignment too...
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Can you loosen and adjust the location of the clip ons on the forks? Or are they solid mount?

Interesting way to perform alignment. I've always used the string alignment method.(not saying there's anything wrong with the course utilized.)
I can adjust how far back the clip ons rotate and how far up and down the are mounted on the forks. These are just stock SV650 clip ons I modified to work on the 250.
I never heard of the string method other than tire alignment.

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you can also use a small piece of glass to help check the fork alignment too...
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I was suggested the glass method but didn't have time to go get a piece at the hardware store.
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My 2010 ninja had this issue too. Just something to watch for. Other than that I never had a single.issue with mine. Infact some days I miss it cause it was so light.
Hmm I'll have to ask around and see. Was your bike used? Has it been dropped?
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