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.
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Re: Front tire is pointing to the right
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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Having looked at a picture of your bike I would think the answer is no. The basic facts are: - 1. The fender is fitted to the fork sliders.
2. The fender is quite deep in its design.
The normal way would be to adjust the fenders fixing points to raise it away from the tire. The problem with this is there is not a lot of room between the fender and the front frame down tube. To adjust the fender upwards also will make it closer to the frame. If you brake hard and or hit a large bump/pothole etc you risk the fender hitting the frame and you will probably lose control and badly damage the fender. I would get advice from a local service shop before trying anything.
For a rebound adjustment, jack up your bike.
Be sure the front tire is off the ground.
Once this is done let your springer front end fall either to the left or right. Your springer front end should only bounce back about a inch and then stop.
Most people prefer the "Fall-Away" adjustment.
Jack the bike so the front end is off the ground.
Place a piece of tape along the front edge of the front fender.
Find the center balance point of the front end.
Place a pointer of some sort at the center of the fender. Make a mark on the tape for the center balance point. Mark does not have to be in the exact center of the fender.
With the pointer in place, turn front end in each direction and note where the front end just begins to fall away on it's own. Make a mark on the tape at these positions. Marks do not have to be centered and may be unequal distances from the center mark.
Measure the distance between the two outer marks. If the distance is 1-2 inches the fall away is correct. If less than 1", loosen the upper bearing retainer nut. If more than 2", tighten the upper bearing retainer nut.
Hi there. The battery cell in this particular vehicle can be a little tricky to locate.You will first need to remove the right front tire. Next; Remove the right front inner fender liner. Once that is completed, you will expose the battery just to the inside of the right wheel fender liner. You can extract the battery at that point. Remember to remove the Neg- black post first, then, the Red+ positive post last.
ok could be a couple things here. Im having a memory issue at the moment so first Im gonna tell ya to check the light on your front fender if it has one? If so and that light is out as well then run your fingers up the inside of the front fender on the right side of the tire. Have the wires from the fender tip light been rubbing on the tire and now are bare and shorted out? Second at least if the fender tip light wires are ok or you dont have a fender tip light would be to simply click your hi/low beam light switch. Do you have a high beam and just not a low beam? If so its the bulb in the headlight because its blown out on the low beam side. Replace the headlight and then youll have your passing lamps and your fog lamps back as well since those circuits all get there power from the low beam circuit of the headlight. Good luck and let me know what you find.
To remove the front tire, you'll need something to lift the bike with like a frame jack. Position the jack under the bike and lift it slighty but not completely off the ground. Make sure the bike is stable and will not fall.
Lift the bike until the weight is off the front wheel but the wheel is not off of the ground. Loosen and remove the axle nut and loosen the two bolts on the bottom of the fork slider on one side. Slide the axle out of the wheel.
Now, carefully continue to lift the bike until you can get the wheel out from under the front fender. Make sure that you mark or can remember where any spacers go and in what direction they face on the axle.
Underneath your driver's side front fender (in front of the tire), you will find a black removable panel on the bottom. This panel can be removed or adjusted by removing the three screws attached at the bottom (front) of the fender and two screws inside the wheel well towards the bottom front. With the car jacked up and safetly standing on jack stands, remove the front driver's side tire. You can now fold this black panel back (it has a hinge point for this purpose) and gain access to the secondary air pump.
first take off the brake caliper takes a 10 mm socket..Next jack front of bike up just enough to take pressure off front tire...take off the axle nut lbit more to take pressure off axleock washer and flat washer...Next remove two axle support nuts from the right side of bike 1/2 in socket. now jack bike up a hair more to releave pressure off axle push, hammer with a rubber hammer or what ever it takes to drive it through. jack bike up so it clears fender. Sometimes the tire won't clear the fender bolts if so just release air from tire and it will clear. good luck. Its not hare at all.
You have it on backwards. I had the exact same problem. Turn the fender around so that the arms that connect to the axel are pointing forward. They are going to be almost parallel to the ground. Easy Peasy lemon Squeezy.