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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-24-2008, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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Crashed my bike

I crashed my bike and when i picked it up the front wheel was no longer aligned with my handlebars. I am wondering if i have bent the forks or if i just have to loosen something up and straighten it out then tighten something back up again. I was able to grab the handlebars and then twist it almost back to straight with the tire between my knees but its not perfect yet. It still runs and i was able to drive it home too. Also does anyone know a good site to buy mirrors for a 2001 Yamaha R6. Mine got ripped off when i layed it down. thanks
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-24-2008, 03:15 PM
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Without seeing it or knowing more details of the crash, it's hard to say. It could be that the forks are still tweaked (twisted), you might try loosening the clamps slightly and see if they'll go a bit more. Aside from that, the bars or their mounts could be bent. I doubt the forks are damaged.
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