Crashed the XRL, and I have a question

2 replies to this topic
  • babbs

Posted January 15, 2005 - 02:34 PM


So I crashed the XR650L today, Besides the bumps and bruises I have, the bike held up well......Except the front tire isn't pointing the same way the handlebars are. Did I twist the fork tubes inside the triple clamp or what? How do I fix it, and is it very hard to get it alighned correctly?

Thanks in advance, I'll take some ibuprofen and attempt a fix.


Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • grreatdog

Posted January 15, 2005 - 02:41 PM


Not that I ever crash .... but I always just loosen the triple clamp pinch bolts, put the wheel between my knees while standing in front of the bike and give the bars a couple of yanks. I have also done it several times without loosening the pinch bolts on a trailside to get going again in a hurry. It might take a couple of tries to get it right, but there isn't any magic to it. Your bars may also be bent though, so check them.

  • hagen505

Posted January 15, 2005 - 06:39 PM


That happens to mine whenever I drop it good too. I just find a tree or a rock to smack it back in place. If you don't notice it before you get on the street again it is real strange to ride.

Related Content


Can anyone identify this xr600 piston? by ms_mtn24

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Honda   XR600/650
  • 4 replies

What was your path to Beta? by officialhopsof

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Beta
  • Hot  79 replies

Post Apocalypse, ThumperTalk style! by Justin Pearson

Dirt Bike   General Dirt Bike Forums   General Dirt Bike Discussion
  • Hot  35 replies

ignitech programmable XR650L CDI by brianhare

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Honda   XR600/650
  • Hot  60 replies

1993 XR600R rebuild by ove

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Honda   XR600/650
  • Hot  41 replies

Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.