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i think my handlebars are a little tweaked to the right can anyone help on how i go about adjusting them..pictures would be great asked on another forum and got great feedback but still couldnt understand which bolts to unloosen inorder to straighten bars out
 

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Kinda hard to tell in the pic.......but with stock everything it's going to be hard. you could loosen the pinch bolts.....but there's still a tab they have to slide into. Are you just trying to get them more pointing "out" like 180 * from each other or are they barley tweaked from a crash?
 

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Hmmm you might have luck bending them back a little but like I said, stock stuff has tabs that slide up into the Top triple cover. I'd try it.....but I don't know how well it would turn out. Do the bars hit the tank when turnign them full lock to full lock??? Or would they make your wrists hit the tank when doing this??
 

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Hmmm you might have luck bending them back a little but like I said, stock stuff has tabs that slide up into the Top triple cover. I'd try it.....but I don't know how well it would turn out. Do the bars hit the tank when turnign them full lock to full lock??? Or would they make your wrists hit the tank when doing this??
my hand hits on the left handlebar when i turn to the right but nothing when i turn to the left
 

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If you clip ons arent visibly bent then.....

Your clip ons probably arent tweaked, your forks are. Happens all the time when we have low speed get offs at the track. You need to loosen up the axle, pinch bolts and lower triple bolts then bounce the front end up and down real hard. They will straighten right out. Dont losen them too far, just enough that things can move. They are under tension right now because they are tweaked. Bounce it, tighten everything back up and check it. If it's still a little out do it again.
 

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If you clip ons arent visibly bent then.....

Your clip ons probably arent tweaked, your forks are. Happens all the time when we have low speed get offs at the track. You need to loosen up the axle, pinch bolts and lower triple bolts then bounce the front end up and down real hard. They will straighten right out. Dont losen them too far, just enough that things can move. They are under tension right now because they are tweaked. Bounce it, tighten everything back up and check it. If it's still a little out do it again.
If his clip on tweaked the forks then the clip on is deffinatly bent. Aluminum will bend way before steel will.

Also do the bikes you do this have aftermarket clip ons?
 

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The clip on doesnt tweak the fork, the wheel does in a low side. Nothing is bent, it's just the fork tubes twist in the triple slightly screwing up your front wheel alignment. Makes it look like you clip-ons or trips are bent. Relieving the pressure on the fork tube and bouncing it re-aligns everything pretty well. Dave Moss taught me this technique last year after a crash at the track left my front off about 10 degrees.

We have done this with stock and AM clip-ons. From my personal experience stock, cast clip-ons will crack or break before they bend. My own experience has been from hi speed lowsides/highside so that may be different in a low speed accident.
 
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