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down she goes - October 27, 2008, 08:44 AM

I laid my bike down last week. Not really going that fast just a rookie mistake through a left handed turn. I am fine bike is scratched up which I am not concerned about. But the handle bars no longer align with the front wheel. Can somebody tell me what I should be looking for to see how serious of an issue this is or if it is something that I can adjust myself?

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October 27, 2008, 08:54 AM

Youch! Sorry about your bike. Glad you're okay. I don't know anything about handlebars not aligning with wheels. Sorry.


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October 27, 2008, 08:54 AM

Sounds like you bent the clipon back but it's hard to tell from the description. If you did, then you should be able to loosen the bolts that bind it around the fork then swivel it back into place. If not, then you can pick up a set of stock clipons off ebay and replace them without a whole lot of trouble.


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October 27, 2008, 09:02 AM

Thanks stillie. Best way I can describe it is when the front wheel is straight the handle bars are turned to the right.
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October 27, 2008, 09:13 AM

yea..sounds like me after the tree....jus loosen the bolt and adjust your clip ons.

you can look down your forks to see if they are bent though...best to take off the front fairing so you can get a full look.

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October 27, 2008, 09:14 AM

Sounds like the fork tubes may have twisted in the triple clamps. Mine are off very slightly when mine fell against the wall of the storage unit. I read somewhere on R6MN that it can be fixed by loosening the clamps enough to line them back up and re-torquing them. Do a search on R6MN and see if it turns up. I've been riding with them like that for a couple seasons and am gonna fix it this winter when I take the forks off to get rebuit.
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October 27, 2008, 09:15 AM

Ahhh, beat me to it
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October 27, 2008, 09:33 AM

Bummer. Glad you ok.


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October 27, 2008, 09:33 AM

Thanks guys for all the help
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October 27, 2008, 09:34 AM

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Ahhh, beat me to it
your other you beat you to yourself?

this post confuses me lol....
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October 27, 2008, 11:30 AM

U posted at 9:13 and I posted at 9:14, didn't notice it until the page refreshed...lol
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October 27, 2008, 11:36 AM

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Sorry someone stepped in on your name... Or did you step in on his...?
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