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> Forks out of alignment, How can you tell?
Fatharlee
post Jun 1 2015, 09:36 PM
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I have 2014 Fat Bob low mikes, I've notice that it feels as if my left hand is "higher" than my right while riding. I also notice the fork tree is turned slightly to the right. The bike tracks well I don't feel as if it's difficult to roll into corners, but it's driving me batty looking at a non centered tree. It'd it possible from the factory and pass the first service and inspections? Oh ! when I do center the bars and forks the fron tire is pointing Left slightly
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post Jun 2 2015, 06:29 AM
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Handlebars. One of your handgrips is not in all the way. You used an aftermarket handlebar and installed a hydraulic clutch? And now the grips are further out and they would normally be causing the front end to look out of alignment. On account the left side of the handlebar now looks longer than the right? I got nothing... sorry.

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post Jun 2 2015, 09:11 PM
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There are bushings in the hardware holding the handlebars to the tripletree. Just like a bicycle, you can hold the tire between your legs and have a friend jerk the handlebars to where they should be.
I've had to do that on our softail, and I first learned it when I had the dealership "adjust" them and that's what they did.
Our softail has an FX front end, but skinny forks. But it should be similar for yours.
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