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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-30-2014, 06:53 AM Thread Starter
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can i align this?

well bought this 2009 250r about 3 weeks ago and my friend was behind me the other day and mentioned the front tire was crooked. so i just took the front fender off and noticed there was definitely a difference of gap between the left side and right side. attached is the pic. wondered if any of you guys have any ideas on how to fix this? i looked around in there and there wasn't anything that seemed bent or anything i felt around and no creases.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-02-2014, 07:40 AM
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Do you know if it ever hit anything? Does it pull to one side, or vibrate, or wobble? I would get the rim checked out at a shop first. If it's bent then just get a new one.
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Make sure the forks are properly installed, my guess is they're not maybe, it doesn't hurt or cost anything to check them

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Check your forks. Simple adjustment, I do it on my dirt bike every now and then. Just loosen the clamps and slide and twist them until they seem right.
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dude told me that it was laid down once. never said it was hit by anything. it only has 1100 miles on it. i looked and felt and didn't feel any kind of bend. it doesn't feel wobbly or pull any way which is why i never noticed till my buddy told me when he was behind me. i will give the adjustment a shot when i get back home from vaca. i need to get a bike stand or something though because i have no other way of getting the front up. thanks for the replies.
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Looking at the pic, your fork brace/fender bracket is bent. You can either try to straighten it out or replace it.

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dude told me that it was laid down once. never said it was hit by anything. it only has 1100 miles on it. i looked and felt and didn't feel any kind of bend. it doesn't feel wobbly or pull any way which is why i never noticed till my buddy told me when he was behind me. i will give the adjustment a shot when i get back home from vaca. i need to get a bike stand or something though because i have no other way of getting the front up. thanks for the replies.

If you have the center stand, put it up on that, and then add weight to the rear of the bike, last time I did it, I used a 50lbs of grass seed.

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Check your forks. Simple adjustment, I do it on my dirt bike every now and then. Just loosen the clamps and slide and twist them until they seem right.
cool is there a diy on this so i know what i'm doing that you recommend?
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Yes, your answer should be here, also there is probably a bunch on YouTube

http://faq.ninja250.org/wiki/Suspension

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well found out the frame was bent. i took it all apart and you can definetly tell it's been rolled a little bit. gonna have a buddy bend it back for me.....
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