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Handlebars not inline with front wheel?

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HELP!

I was riding today and noticed when going perfectly straight, the handlebars are turned to the right! AND so is the tree I think. What happened and how do I fix it? Thanks!!

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take it easy. its an easy fix. just put the left side of the wheel up against a wall and push on the bars till they are in line. it may take a bit of force but it will get straight. i have done that to my bike a few times. usually happens when you fall down, the forks just twist a little bit in the triple trees. also check the torque on all the bolts, suck as the triple clamps and the axel pinch bolts

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well i cant say for sure, but thats usually the solution. i dont think i have ever heard of someone actually twisting their forks with out a really bad crash. i think if you crashed hard enough to bent the forks you would be in the hospital :)

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if the front wheel is out of alignment then u need to loosen the tripole clamp bolts and turn the front wheel so that it lines up with the handlebars again. or your bars could just be bent

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nothing is bent.

Just put the front wheel in between your legs and grip the tire with your knees firmly.

Hold the handlebars.

Twist the bars until the front wheel lines up straight again.

It's always the easiest fix to what looks to be a big problem. If you are confused let me know.

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Things have twisted in the clamps. Loosen everything on the front suspension. The right side of the frt axle pinch bolts, the bar mount bolts (17mm nut under the top clamp) the bar mnt bolts, the steering stem nut, the top clamp fork pinch bolts. Let everything find it's neutral position. Tighten everything up and it will be back to normal. Sounds like a lot but takes 10 minutes at most. You can twist the front wheel between you legs or against an immovable object for a quick fix but it's hard to get it just right that way.

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the bar mounts are probably crooked...most likely it has rubber mounts so they prolly shifted on landing..just loosen the bottom nut and straighten them..or go to a wall and start straightening the bars by hitting the tire againts the wall..takes a big hit to really mess up the triple clamps

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you shouldn't really need to loosen anything. i have always fixed myn with out touching any bolts

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well hed only have to loosen the bar mounts..which is just two 14 or 17 mmm bolts...that way it doesnt have to slam the tire against the wall to put it straight he can just line it up agian

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go up to a tree or sumtin with the front wheel to the side if it, then turn the handlebars and whack the tire against the tree, frick good to go then

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Well, What should I do? Loosen all this stuff and get it right or twist the bars with the wheel up the wall. I'm not sure its the bars, they look even with the triple clamp. I could e wrong though.

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i am having the same trouble at the moment with my bike, i hit a hay bale and nothing has be straigh since, today i crashed again and now it really Fed up.

SOMETHING COULD BE BENT. if you have a 1 track mind and thing nothing is bend you will get nothing done

what i did is took the whole front end apart, forks, TC's, everything. put it all back together and its still not straight. i think my mounts are bend and my bars are too. (still in progress of figureing it out)

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look closely at where the bar clamps stick out from the top clamp...see if it is out of line...chances they are...the bar clamps are the first to move after a crash...thhe forks and clamps are not bent or messed up unless it was a knarley crash and other bikes happen to run over yours

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i did this to my rm125 at a team race a few weeks back form takin a pretty nasty spill. i tried to twist back straight while gripping it w/ my knees tons of times, didn't work. i took the front end completely apart thenb put it back together with the spec amount of torque on each bolt, didn't work. i recently bought a new top tripple clamp, now every thing lines up just fine, so i bent my tripple clamp when i fell. you probably just twisted your front end, but if all else fails, get a set of tripple clamps off e-bay or sumthin.

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loosen the tripole clamp bolts line up the wheel with the handle bars and retightin the bolts. easy as that. dont try and force the bars back into place because you may strip something and then have a real problem

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take it easy. its an easy fix. just put the left side of the wheel up against a wall and push on the bars till they are in line. it may take a bit of force but it will get straight. i have done that to my bike a few times. usually happens when you fall down, the forks just twist a little bit in the triple trees. also check the torque on all the bolts, suck as the triple clamps and the axel pinch bolts

This is terrible advice. This will work fine when you are in the middle of the forest and need to get back to where some tools are, but if you have tools just loosen everything up and move them with out force. Tighten it all up and you're good to go.

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