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How to tell if forks or swingarm is bent???

Hey all. I'm wondering if there is any way to tell whether the forks or the swingarm are bent when mounted to a bike without having any special tools/instruments? I'm in the market for a track bike and I want to be able to know before I'm riding if there is a tweaked back/front end. Hope someone's a got a trick. Thanks.
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Re: How to tell if forks or swingarm is bent???

drive the bike without hands(you need level road without crosswind). If you need to hang off to make it go straight, something is bent. Or the rear wheel is not aligned properly.

Also check for smooth fork action.
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