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Front tire is pointing to the right

I just bought this bike and as I am going through it I took off the front fender to see why the tire and fender were not in line. Looking down from the handle bars with the triple clamps square to the frame the tire veirs to the right. The forks are not leaking oil. When you look from the right side of the bike it looks as though the right fork is bent back which would force the wheel right.
Don't know if the axle might be bent or how I can straighten up the front tire without replacing the forks.
Any suggestions?

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  • seth808 Jun 16, 2009

    I have a full machine shop at work I just thought that forks were more delicate than that.. You would see the chrome flaking or twisted then new forks? Other than that you can manual straighten the upper fork tube and reinstall and gook to go?



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You need to assess to what level is the fork bent,if the metal on the chrome of fork is twisted then you need a new one else you will have to remove the forks completely,remove the tyre and get one of the fork tube out and go to machine shop they can use a hydrolic press to straighten it.And there you go!!Forks is back on..Please note you have to align the forks by twisting the steering..

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