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Old 04-15-2015, 02:10 AM
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fork seals were replaced last summer.
when i am out riding my bike leans a bit to the left..i dont feel straight on my bike. Not exactly sure what the problem is...
I will be replacing the front tire soon thinking it is just a worn tire.
any ideas?

not sure about messing with the fork settings or what to do.
 
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Old 04-15-2015, 02:32 AM
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Something to check: rear wheel out of alignment? Can be crooked or when last put together possibly different length spacers on the wrong sides of the wheel? Not familiar with the spesific model but this is one of the most common causes.
 
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:11 AM
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Make sure the forks are level in the tree. Then check alignment. Does your bike have identical wheel spacers? If not, they could be backwards.
 
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when it comes to fork stuff. im pretty clueless. as for rear wheel spacers, dont think i have any..have always put stuff back in the same way.
 
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when it comes to fork stuff. im pretty clueless. as for rear wheel spacers, dont think i have any..have always put stuff back in the same way.
Fork stuff is easy. Are they evenly installed on the bike? As for spacers, if you don't have any installed your riding a dangerous bike. I'd get the proper spacers back in there.
 
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can i a get a pic of these spacers? my rear wheel has been fine. no issues there.
I am not exactly sure what to look for or what i should be adjusting.
 
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Old 04-18-2015, 12:44 AM
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The spacers are the little pieces of aluminum tube that slides over the rear axel and inside the seals on both sides of your rim preventing your rim to touch the swingarm sideways. In some bikes they are different length in relation to each other so if they are on the wrong sides of the wheel, the rim does not sit centered in the swingarm.

The front forks. Do they protrude the same amount out of the upper triple tree piece or is one higher than the other?
 
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i see. and as for the forks, since my bike is leaning towards the left. what part should i focus my attention on?
In other words what am i taking off or on or adjusting.
 
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Do the tubes stick threw the top plate that clamps them in place the same amount or not?
 
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hmm. ill take a look. i know my questions sounds stupid. but i have the manual here and it does not really tell me what i should be doing to solve this issue.
I am also clueless on any fork terminology, top plate meaning the triple tree?
 

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