Wrecked 05 WR450, need repair advice
Posted July 27, 2005 - 05:59 PM
How do I fix this? Perhaps, loosen all fork clamps and try to twist the front wheel back straight? Is it likely more involved than that?
Posted July 27, 2005 - 06:08 PM
Posted July 28, 2005 - 05:41 PM
Posted July 28, 2005 - 07:19 PM
I had virtually the same thing happen to me after I launched of the side of a hill. I thought I bent the forks or twisted the upper and lower triple clamps. Turns out the bolts were not as tight as they should be, (or loosened during the break-in) and the front just twisted slightly out of alignment.
Thanks, loosened fork clamps and axle clamps and got everything to move back in line. I just wasn't sure if this was a common occurance as I haven't ridden in 20+ years.
I spoke to a mechanic about this and was told I'd have to crash REALLY hard to bend the forks. For a couple of days, I was sweating bullets.