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Quick help needed

I need a little help. The forks on my bike are not aligned true anymore. When I ride straight, the handle bars are slightly shifted to the right. Kinda reminds you of wrecking your pedal bike as a kid and having to set the bars stright again after a wreck. The forks have a little twist in the trees. I have the front stand with the triple tree pin if needed. How can I fix this problem? Any advise will be great.
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Re: Quick help needed

Think we need more info... If this was just an improperly installed front wheel... We can probably come up with a fix to the problem.

If this is the result of a low side resulting in the front end hitting a telephone pole then G.M.D. Computrack are the people you want to call.

(Unfortunately.... Motorcycles aren't like bicycles, where you can take the front wheel between the knees and wrench the handle bars back to straight... )

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Re: Quick help needed

This happened when a vehicle just barely t-boned my bike. Some part of the car nudged the front tire and the bike just fell over. The only damage was a scraped left mirror and a new atl. cover, no biggie. But now, I noticed the twisted front end.
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Re: Quick help needed

Sure its not the clipons that are moved? Assuming nothing is bent, you should be able to put it up on the front stand, loosen everything and set it straight. Or just find a telephone pole and wack it the other direction
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Re: Quick help needed

First thing I'd check are the clip on positions, like G-Force recommended . Betcha that's what it is, if it was only a nudge that toppled the bike.
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Re: Quick help needed

Most likely just a bent clip on. However, it is possible that the top triple clamp is a bit tweaked although I bet that is unlikely.

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Sure its not the clipons that are moved? Assuming nothing is bent, you should be able to put it up on the front stand, loosen everything and set it straight. Or just find a telephone pole and wack it the other direction

Like G-Force said, something got a nudge and moved a little.

To be sure all is well, loosen up the clipons, steering stem nut, upper/lower triple clamp pinch bolts, along with the axle bolt and axle pinch bolts.

Then tighten the triple clamp pinch bolts (lower, then upper), then the steering stem nut. Clip-on bolts, then the axle bolt and then the axle pinch bolts.

If nothing is bent, all should be straight again.
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Like G-Force said, something got a nudge and moved a little.

To be sure all is well, loosen up the clipons, steering stem nut, upper/lower triple clamp pinch bolts, along with the axle bolt and axle pinch bolts.

Then tighten the triple clamp pinch bolts (lower, then upper), then the steering stem nut. Clip-on bolts, then the axle bolt and then the axle pinch bolts.

If nothing is bent, all should be straight again.
I'll try that, thanks for the info.
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Re: Quick help needed

It indeed sounds like a bent clip-on to me... If you ever take one off and hold it in your hand and note how little it weighs you'll be sure to know it doesn't take much to bend the thing.

Bent clip-ons are easy to figure though... Turn the bars lock-to-lock. If the front wheel is ending up in the same place, relative side to side, and your grips are closer to the tank from one side to the other.... then I see a new (R or L) Clip on in your future!!!

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