World Superbike Racer
Join Date: Nov 2008
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how to troubleshoot forks
Im rebuilding my bike as you all know (and thanks a TON for all the help) but now my forks are jacked up. I previously knew this but when i align my triple tree with my frame, my wheel points to the left a little bit. I played around with my forks before i pulled my frame off yesterday to find out that there is no way to re-align my wheel in relation to the triple tree easily. In a previous thread, i asked a question wondering if it was possible for the forks to be "tweaked" instead of bent, and if it were possible to "tweak" them back by loosening the clamps that hold them, align the wheel, then tightening when desired to keep the wheel straight.
Well, after loosening the clamps, i found that my fork tubes rotate freely, removing any possibility of straightening out the wheel when loose then tightening. Am I wrong???
So my quesiton is, now that i have my wheel headed port with nothing I can do about it, how do I go about finding the problem?
IDK if its one tube, both tubes, lower triple, upper triple... and right now i cant be dumping a grip for a whole new front end. I just wanna straighten this BZ up quick, cheap, and correctly.
Any help is appreciated