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Old 04-24-2011, 11:10 PM
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Default Forks bent/twisted?

so when i got my bike it was crashed the guy said he hit a car parked in his driveway while he was pullin in. the headlight fairing and upper stay bracket needed to be replaced. so anyway today i was ridding and started to get on it thru some turns. it seemed like if i was leaning into a turn either way but lets say its a right turn it seemed like i would be pushing on the right bar and pulling on the left almost as if i was making a left turn. this is my first sport bike and i didnt have time to get on the cruiser i have and see if it was the same thing just something i thought felt wierd. btw i went in a straight line and let go of the bars and it stayed straight. anyone think thier bent or is it just in my mind? haha thanks
Old 04-25-2011, 04:28 AM
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All motorcycles are controlled by counter-steering. So that is not odd, just the first time you have been consiously aware of what you were doing all along.

As far as how to tell if bent, if a visual check with the markI eyeball doesn't tell you, the only way (I know)to be sure is to dis-assemble the tubes and check the inside tubes with a dial micrometer.
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