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Front alignment is off, need to fix........I was hoping to find a repair manual for the bike, but it is proving a little more difficult than I thought

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Front ends are tricky, when a bike is in a small crash, it will be totaled because they don't mess with front ends. You have very little adj on the forks, you can pull them both apart, fill them with fresh oil, so they will both be the same, replace the seals if they are leaking, Put them back in the yoke, make sure it is greased up and moves, set them to the same depth, put on the wheel and set it as straight as you can. Make sure your wheel is true, tire is balanced, and the brake works good. Other than that, not much you can do. There is no front end alignment on a bike, but twist and torque. Hope this helps.

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