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post #31 of 36 (permalink) Old 09-11-2019, 07:37 PM
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Definitely dig the whitewalls big time, real nice look, especially with the black rims.
My rims and forks show a little age, thought about getting those painted, along with the forks. Anyway, curious to see how you make out. Keep us posted
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Definitely dig the whitewalls big time, real nice look, especially with the black rims.
My rims and forks show a little age, thought about getting those painted, along with the forks. Anyway, curious to see how you make out. Keep us posted
Thanks man. I appreciate it. Hopefully I can get it fixed without spending too much. Lol. I'll let everyone know what I find in the front wheel.
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Mine measured 1 3/8" on both sides.

I wonder if the missing front fender has anything to do with it? Should act as sort of a fork brace.

If the tires don't track together, you'll have to countersteer to correct it.

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Mine measured 1 3/8" on both sides.

I wonder if the missing front fender has anything to do with it? Should act as sort of a fork brace.

If the tires don't track together, you'll have to countersteer to correct it.
The fender was on there initially. That was what first made me notice the shift. Could barely fit a finger between the tire and the fender.
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Wonder if a wheel bearing installed too deep/shallow could throw it off?

On mine, I did notice the "collar" on the right side sticks through the seal and is probably against the bearing.

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I suspect the forks are tweaked from a crash. A LONG time ago I bought a beat up 1980 Suzuki GS450L as a ride to work bike. It had obviously been dropped several times. The sidestand bracket was broken off the frame. Fortunately it had a centerstand. Both the handlebars and fork tubes were bent. I was able to loosen the triple clamps and rotate the fork tubes to straighten it out a little, but it was obviously still out whack. I rode that bike for 7 years, then sold it to a coworker who was going to convert it into a dirt bike. It did not pull to one side, but you could see it was crooked, and the bars did not line up with the road. I noticed the fork tubes themselves were bent when I rotated them. You will probably need to find another set of forks, possibly even the triple tree and handlebars. Also check the steering head carefully for cracks in the welds.

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