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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-17-2002, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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Yesterday I hit a small jump, came down wrong and hit a tree (actually panicked and had a mid air heart attack when, just after leaving the earth, I noticed there was a small ditch on the other/landing side, of the jump). Didn't hit real hard, but now, either, I bent my handlbar on the left side, (thats what I think I hit the tree with, the left bar/guard)or twisted the forks in the clamps. While going strait the bars are turned "slightly, very slightly" to the left. I guess I'll loosed the clamps and straighten it out, but I'm still not sure of which I did. I'll look closer but I think the right bar is turned out a little so it makes me think I just twisted the tubes in the clamps. Any of you fellas do that?
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If that dosnt fix it, then after one more ride you wont even noitce it untill you ride someone else's bike
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loosen the trip clamps and fork axle bolts push the suspen down a couple times and this will straighten the forks re-torque to spec
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i know im way to finicky and spoiled now but i simpky cannot ride with a best set of bars anymore.
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YZ, when you say "fork axle bolts", are you talking about the "pinch" bolts, axle nut, or both. Thanks.
Kyron, I think your right, we had to go like 10 more miles back to the truck and it already felt ok, until I looked down and saw the difference.
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That drives me crazy, like when you're in your car and the steering wheel isn't lined up when your going straight.
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Chubby, yea i just had to fix my wheel yesterday. It was turned perfectley so goin down the road you couldnt se any of the gauges. Nothing like wipin the wheel back and forth at 60 to see how much gas ya have left
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Ok, looks like YZ is the man on this one. Did what he said, rode it around the block and it feels/looks strait now. Thanks.
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I "knew" that was the was to "fix" it but of course you now know your going to crash the other way and your going to have to do it all over again [img]images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]..... my way is easier [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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