Pardon me if this is a rehash (and it does appear to be a partial rehash), but I have some questions about aligning the forks on my '02 919. I had a moderate get-off at a trackday and am currently in the process of getting things back together. That said, this bike was slightly out of alignment when I bought it.
My current symptoms:
1. Handlebars turned slightly to right when driving straight. - The left handlebar appears to be about an inch "higher" than the right when driving straight.
u'r bars could be bent, but whatever the reason...u need to figure it out pronto
2. Wheel slightly off in relation to fender. The wheel is just a fraction (1/4"?) off the plane of the fender.
screw the fender...it's not any kind of indicator for alignment...u need basic alignment procedures asap
3. Headshake @ 45mph. I get zero headshake at other speeds, but I'm getting some minor headshake at 45mph. Not a lock-to-lock tankslapper, but not a minor vibration either. I'd say the bars move 1.5 inches either way when I take my hands off.
could be tire balance, rim, forks...any damn thing but i'd start w/ the wheel
My question is: Can I re-align this simply by supporting the front end, loosening all of the bolts on the triples, axle, and fender, eyeball it straight, and torque it all down again?
not exactly, again u need the fork assembly procedure asap, check adam's site...and get a piece of plexi-glass or glass
If I have a bent triple - can I bend it back by putting the tubes in the lowers and yanking it back into place?
any wrenches live near this needy niner?