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Daily Rider
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I started putting my bike back together today. Got the forks in, wheel and brakes on and everything torqued to specs. Stood back and looked and DAMN, i GOT PROBLEMS. Got on the bike and put the handle bars straight, and the front wheel is pointed to the right.
Any suggestions or do I just tear it apart and sell the parts?

Thanks everybody.
 

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Patriot Guard Rider
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Are you sure the handlebar isn't bent?
 

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Jack of all trades
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Are you sure you can't try to straighten the wheel out by holding the tire and pushing on the handlebars? As long as the forks aren't bent you should be good.
 

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I started putting my bike back together today. Got the forks in, wheel and brakes on and everything torqued to specs. Stood back and looked and DAMN, i GOT PROBLEMS. Got on the bike and put the handle bars straight, and the front wheel is pointed to the right.
Any suggestions or do I just tear it apart and sell the parts?

Thanks everybody.
My fork tubes were twisted about 25-30* off center in my accident.

I just took the weight off the front wheel, loosened the 4 head clamp bolts, and got my daughter to hold the handlebars straight while I grabbed the fork tubes and twisted them back straight in the head clamps by hand.

Torque the clamp bolts back before putting weight back on the wheel.
 

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Ok, Thanks guys. I'll take my wife out to help me and see if I can get it straightened out.
not hijacking your thread, but nice avatar! I seen them 3 times, recently at rock on the range in columbus. zw is a monster guitar player!
 

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Daily Rider
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Well, got the front end straight, now just have to wire in the LED tail light n charge the battery, or maybe just get a new one then see what happens.
 
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