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Someone posted a response to my fork alignment thread a few months ago...

I posted a link to a video about fork alignment and IIRC, someone posted a response about the steps to take in order to properly align the forks.

I think this is the video that I posted, and someone responded by saying there was a lot more to the process.


I'd like to find that thread.

The accident seems to have my front in a bit out of alignment and I'd like to go thru it and make it right.

Probably a good time for new oil and seals and a good clean up / inspection.

Basically it was about loosening up most of the bolts, then bouncing the front end so that it gets straight.

Maybe there was another video too.

Anyone remember that thread?

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I did find and interesting way to check if your forks are bent.

The guy loosens up everything so that the tube will spin while on the bike. As you slowly spin the fork tube, you can see it wobble the front end if it's bent.

Another was about aligning the rear by measuring the distance on each side from a machined point on the swing arm. I always thought those marks on the adjusters were way too crude to use for alignment. Maybe a mic from a machined edge would be more accurate and pretty simple to do.

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I posted a link to a video about fork alignment and IIRC, someone posted a response about the steps to take in order to properly align the forks.

I think this is the video that I posted, and someone responded by saying there was a lot more to the process.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNEmOqY02EU

I'd like to find that thread.

The accident seems to have my front in a bit out of alignment and I'd like to go thru it and make it right.

Probably a good time for new oil and seals and a good clean up / inspection.

Basically it was about loosening up most of the bolts, then bouncing the front end so that it gets straight.

Maybe there was another video too.

Anyone remember that thread?
See threads "Can someone point me to.." and "Fork oil - how often?"
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See threads "Can someone point me to.." and "Fork oil - how often?"
Thanks, that's the one!

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