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ARRG..somethings wrong.

well the other day when i was test riding my bike I noticed it wasnt tracking strate.. the uper triple clamp is a good quarter inc off.. from center.. so whats the cure.. there is no noticable creas in forks nor do i see a bend in triple uper or lower but its off.. I know the front end took a pretty hard wack I just cant figure out what needs replaced.. Is there any way to ajust this ?..Im thinking no..




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post #2 of 8 Old 11-05-2007, 05:17 PM
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try calling GMD Computrack at 866-332-2244 - if they have a location near you they can take measurements and help figure out what's happening and give an idea on how to fix it.

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well the other day when i was test riding my bike I noticed it wasnt tracking strate.. the uper triple clamp is a good quarter inc off.. from center.. so whats the cure.. there is no noticable creas in forks nor do i see a bend in triple uper or lower but its off.. I know the front end took a pretty hard wack I just cant figure out what needs replaced.. Is there any way to ajust this ?..Im thinking no..
Check the rear wheel alignment for sure!

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Check the rear wheel alignment for sure!
I have and its fine.. The wreck I had bent the handlebars realy bad and riped off the headlight and gagues pluss the front end was tankslaping very hard right before the wreck and when the bike went down it was going end over end landing on handle bars.. I should know because i was the fool still holding on to them.. so I think the porb lies there.. But thx for the idea..




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try calling GMD Computrack at 866-332-2244 - if they have a location near you they can take measurements and help figure out what's happening and give an idea on how to fix it.
Thx Jet ill probly try that..




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Sounds to me like your fork legs have twisted within the triple clamps.

This happened to me years ago when my CBR1000 was knocked over by the side of the road. I rode home 60 miles with the handle bars pointing towards oncoming traffic! Very disconcerting.

Jack up the front end of the bike. Loosen off all the bolts on the triple clamps (not so loose that the fork legs fall out!) and line them up straight again.

If this doesn't fix it, you'll have to spend money to get if fixed (which is what you were going to do anyway). If it does fix it, shout yourself a bottle of bourbon as a congratulatory gift!

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Sounds to me like your fork legs have twisted within the triple clamps.
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Happened on my KTM after a tree jumped out in front of me.

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Actually we need to get in the habit of doing this procedure when we buy a new bike, and every time we fool with the front wheel. It lines up the 3 contact points of the front supension, or 4 if you have a fork brace, there by eliminating any striction ( friction) or mis-alignment.

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