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Old 01-06-2006, 12:24 AM   #1
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My forks had an erection...

I was trying to align my front tire with the handle bar because it is a bit crooked. Well I don't know if I read the instructions correct or not but, I loosened the bolts in the middle of the fork and loosened the bolts near the triple tree. And as soon as I did that, my forks started rising!! How do I get the two forks to go back down? They are just sticking up above my handle bars about a good 3 inches! Please tell its a quick fix.Thanks
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Old 01-06-2006, 12:31 AM   #2
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You need to get the weight off the front wheel and the forks for that matter. Im not sure what the stand is called but maybe a head stand? something like this...

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I am pretty sure you can rig up another way to lift the bike but yeah.... need to get the weight off the front.
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I have even seen people tie a rope around the triple tree and use their garage beams to lift the bike. I dunno.. :dontknow:
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yeah, get a front stem stand. or do like me and ratchet the bike by its triples in the air to work on the forks.

aww, beat me to it, hehe
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owned lol... jk
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my bike owned me literally tonight. coming home from pp1 my shift rod fell off. had to ride 2nd gear home all the way. good thing i didnt follow those people down allen. haha
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my bike owned me literally tonight. coming home from pp1 my shift rod fell off. had to ride 2nd gear home all the way. good thing i didnt follow those people down allen. haha
What you were there? I rolled up with Hfga311 in his Chevy Truck and stopped and chat and then we went with them to the Gas station and off to Allen Prkwy. Didn't even see ya.
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i was there at 9:40pm, a group of 4? just left for allen. nobody i knew though.

wait i think i did see a truck roll by. talk to the guy on the yellow bike? was that u in the truck? i was busy looking over my bike.
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Yeah that was me in the passenger. I was talking to Tony (Dubwear) on the orange kawasaki. Too bad i didn't see you or I would have said whats up since I haven't seen you since your little accident on that one big group ride. lol
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orange/yellow...same haha.

yeah i was behind him.
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Yeah that was me in the passenger. I was talking to Tony (Dubwear) on the orange kawasaki. Too bad i didn't see you or I would have said whats up since I haven't seen you since your little accident on that one big group ride. lol
Lol that would have been funny if you did talk to him.
Carlos: " Hey whats up!"
linjy : " shift rod broke off and I gotta ride in 2nd back home!"
Carlos: "That's cool, well, I'll see ya later" (Drives away in an empty truck)

But anyways, thanks for the help. Once I lift this bike up all I have to do is pull the forks back down? Or will it sort of do it by itself while im jacking up the bike. BTW, yeah will a regular car jack do the trick?
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car jack under the center of the motor will work too. i do that and the rachet ties in case of tip over. u will have to loosen the bolts that hold the forks because i dont think it will slide back down by itself.
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my bike owned me literally tonight. coming home from pp1 my shift rod fell off. had to ride 2nd gear home all the way. good thing i didnt follow those people down allen. haha
thats ok i went to start my bike after work and it didnt want it wouldnt crank all the way up so i used the choke and the starter gave out i got owned by my bike to lol

then jake came and helped me push start it

(that is one heavy bike)
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hey wouldnt a front Stand be bad i mean using one will be putting all the weight on the forks :confused1 what ive done better is take the fairings off and use a car car underneath the exhaust to lift the bike up and if the triples and stuff are loose the forks will slide down
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Well there is 2 types of front stands... one that lifts from the Stem and one that lifts from the forks.
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