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How to straighten handlebars

I believe my handlebars are little uneven when i look down while riding going straight they look alittle tweaked to the right they dont line up with the center of the bike... well i was wondering how i can adjust them to line them up i believe my forks are not bent or handlebars are not bent. i did drop my bike at a low speed where they could have been shifted a tiny bit please help

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I believe my handlebars are little uneven when i look down while riding going straight they look alittle tweaked to the right they dont line up with the center of the bike... well i was wondering how i can adjust them to line them up i believe my forks are not bent or handlebars are not bent. i did drop my bike at a low speed where they could have been shifted a tiny bit please help

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do you have a triple tree front stand? You need to get the front off the ground or at least all the weight off. triple tree front stand would be ideal. loosen the triple trees at the clamps on the forks. And may want to loosen the triples at the neck too. This will release the pressure if they are just tweaked in the triples.
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do you have a triple tree front stand? You need to get the front off the ground or at least all the weight off. triple tree front stand would be ideal. loosen the triple trees at the clamps on the forks. And may want to loosen the triples at the neck too. This will release the pressure if they are just tweaked in the triples.
no i dont have triple tree front stand...
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no i dont have triple tree front stand...
Just find a way to lift the front w/o breaking sumtin then. Drewpy used a ratchet strap n a folding ladder b4
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Just find a way to lift the front w/o breaking sumtin then. Drewpy used a ratchet strap n a folding ladder b4
car jack stands?? i use them to raise the rear but idk about the front if not how much you think a dealership would charge me to have that looked at???
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car jack stands?? i use them to raise the rear but idk about the front if not how much you think a dealership would charge me to have that looked at???
take the lowers off n use a jack w/ a board on it. Make sure the bike is secure in a rear stand or have sum1 hold it. If it is just tweaked in the triple, its not worth taking it to the shop for. If ya had a stand or a racket strap n umm rafters in the ceiling even, just need to get the weight off the front so when you loosen it it can 'spring back in space per say. If doin this doesnt fix it then I would take it to a shop n have em look at it cuz then it could be a bent triple etc.
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Dude, just loosen the allen bolts holding friction on the clip on, them move it to the desired location.

If the bar is actually bent, get a pipe, stick it on the bar (after you have removed all the controls) and bend it back.

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Dude, just loosen the allen bolts holding friction on the clip on, them move it to the desired location.

If the bar is actually bent, get a pipe, stick it on the bar (after you have removed all the controls) and bend it back.
yea, yer making mountains out of mole hills people.


loosten up these screws and tweak to your liking.
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not to sure which bolts or allen you guys are talking about am very good with cars but havent had to much training with bikes lil more explanation would help going to take a picture to help with understand more
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no not those. They are referring to the clipon (handleabar) bolts just below where you are pointing under the upper triple tree (that part that holds the folks)
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no not those. They are referring to the clipon (handleabar) bolts just below where you are pointing under the upper triple tree (that part that holds the folks)
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and i do what just remove those bolts and straighten the bars out? sry am def little lost right now haha
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and i do what just remove those bolts and straighten the bars out? sry am def little lost right now haha
just loosen em up
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just loosen em up
well before i got and unbolt anything am gonna take a picture of what i believe you all are talkin about and just double check that those are the bolts i need to be loosning thanx again will post picture tomorrow to double check
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if anyone could take apicture of exactly what bolts i need to loosen that would be great still a little unsure about which bolts to unloosen
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Here ya go...



If you are still unsure, take more pics, I'll point it out to you.

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Just crash it on the other side.
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Did you drop it on the right side?

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yea fell on the right side and when it fell they were pushed over to the right just a tad bit
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