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Old 04-13-2009, 07:50 AM   #1
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Front End Tweaked?

What are some methods used to identify if forks are bent?

Reason being, I decided to take a closer look at the grass last night while riding the kiddo's KLX110 in the backyard. The front end looks a little tweaked, so I am going to be tearing into tonight.

my shoulder hurts this AM, too.
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Old 04-13-2009, 08:02 AM   #2
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If your handlebars are straight and not bent, but your wheel is not straight..... Hit up eBay for some new forks. $300
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:00 PM   #3
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:03 PM   #4
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usually the fork seals will leak if they are bent.. bounce on them a couple of times..
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Very bent legs will often crease at the point where the lower triple clamp clamps it.

Lesser bends will often show if you take the fork legs off the bike and roll the tubes on a flat surface.

Best method is to remove the legs and put them on a runout indicator. Separating tubes from sliders is best, but that may be more effort than it's worth to you.
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Very bent legs will often crease at the point where the lower triple clamp clamps it.

Lesser bends will often show if you take the fork legs off the bike and roll the tubes on a flat surface.

Best method is to remove the legs and put them on a runout indicator. Separating tubes from sliders is best, but that may be more effort than it's worth to you.
Going to try the table method tonight. And your are right, I can pick up new forks for less than $100, do a runout indicator is probably out of the question.
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eessh!! hope you didnt bend the neck also ?
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Unbolted everything and re-assembled and all looks straight.
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