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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-01-2015, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Front tire not aligned with front fender or handlebars.

Hi guys. I have noticed my front tire is not aligned to be straight when the front fender is pointed straight and when the handlebars are pointed straight. The handlebars have to be turned slightly left for the front tire to be straight forward. The front fender is in line with the handlebars. I just bought this bike recently so I don't know if it has been dropped or what. I looked the front end over and am not sure if i can adjust this?

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You gotta be kidding me... I did some google searching which turned up the idea to treat the bike like an old bicycle. Grip the wheel between my legs, hold steady, turn handlebars. Worked.

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check the bolts on the triple tree that holds the forks in place.. may be a loose one or 2 in there. also, check the front axle bolt (and pinch bolt). you shouldn't be able to tweak them like that

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OK I will do that when I get home thanks.

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There is a spacer that goes somewhere up there. Make sure it isn't missing
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-01-2015, 07:53 PM
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There is a spacer that goes somewhere up there. Make sure it isn't missing
The spacer is on the right side of the wheel with the flared end against the fork. The wheel won't line up without it.

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there is also a little bit of wiggle room in the fender bolts if everything is straight but the fender loosen those bolts and you can re align the fender

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