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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-15-2010, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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Crocked Handlebar

The bike did not tip or anything like that! if you look at the headligh, tach, speedometer, and the Handles mounting bracket it all seem to be off about 10-15* to the right right arm is tucked in left arm is reaching out.

I am thinking that unfortunatly some punk kid from my neighborhood tried to stell it or something, during the attemp of breaking the lock the upper was bent is there such a possibility?

Agravated it in the 80* here in Fl but it drives me crazy driving the bike that way!
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i have a stock handlebar if you need it

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I might be interested but first I would likt to know why is it that the entire upper of the bike seems to be miss align I jsut can be throwing money out there buying parts that i do not need just yet! but I will keep you in mind!
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Post some pictures so we can see what you are dealing with. More info about the problem will get you better advice.


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I know I thought something was screwy with mine (watched a friend drive it home for me when i bought it (no licence at the time)) the mirrors where off. I got on bike and mirrors where wacky so everything "looked" wacky to me. In the end it was the fact the right side has a 1 inch riser on the mirror. All was right but my mind had me convinced it was tweeked in some way. I cant see anybody bending a handlebar by hand without some assistance (pipe) but who know. Sadly i could see a car pulling to close and hooking it and doing damage. But even if they did, I cant see anything but the handlebars being tweeked if true, front end would have to take some hard hits to bend I would think.
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The handlebar could be bent, or the entire front fork assembly could be out of alignment. Loosen the pinch bolts on the triple clamps and see if you can straighten it out. Simply dropping it could cause both. Jerry.

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