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Jah WR

Wrecked 05 WR450, need repair advice

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Well, at least I made it through 3 weeks with the new bike before I looped it out :eek: . After lamenting the broken rear fender and bent muffler, I got her restarted and rode away only to notice that the handle bars required that I turn to the right to get the bike to track straight. Initially, I though the handle bars were bent but I noticed the upper triple clamp was turned slightly to the right as well. Cant really tell with the lower fork clamp. I put it up on the stand and there is a definite twist somewhere. The forks seem to work fine with no binding. I'm surprised because I didn't think it hit that hard on the right side.

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? :applause:

Thanks

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Perhaps, loosen all fork clamps and try to twist the front wheel back straight?

That's the first thing I would attempt...

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:applause: sell it fast! How much? :eek: I'd bet if you loosen it up it'll straighten back out. Let us know. BTW Welcome.

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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.

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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 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.

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.

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