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Triple tree How can I tell if my triple trip is bent or at least the lower sterring stem. The top plate is out of line a little, as I had an accident and bent the handle bars,but didn't apprear to damage the wheel or forks.

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Hi depends how hard you went down you can try loosening the upper and lower brackets and twist your front end into the straight position and recheck it eyeball it, if you cant get it to look straight and the forks look bent take to a mechanic and have him check it.
Some shops can straighten forks but triple clamps also can be straightened but you will have to look for a motorcycle frame shop for that service.
other than that replacement is the other option

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