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Hey guys, was cleaning my bike today and noticed the front mudguard was closer to the tyre on one side than the other. Could this possibly indicate the forks are out of alignment? What would be the best way to check this and rectify if they are actually out?

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You're probably right, but it would be nice to know an easy way to double check, just in case.
 

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if the forks are straight and the same height in the triples, loosen the pinch bolts and the axle nut and compress the suspension a couple times. it will align everything.... basically do what you would normally do after a tire change.
 

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If it rides ok, doesn't shake its head and tyre wear is relatively even if should be good.
They have strong frames. If you are unsure remove the axle and put a straight edge against it. If yuh still think things are cockeyed then slide ONE fork down and slide it back up. Of it doesn't mate then the steering stem is bent. If that's all good then spin the fork lowers. In the end it's probably like nikk11 says.
 

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remove the brake calipers. if you don't take the calipers off then the pads will hold the forks as they were.

loosen the axle pinch bolts on the rh side. the lh side you can also loosen, but really that side's not going anywhere due to the axle nut pulling the wheel against the speedo drive against the lh fork. shouldn't anyway.

bounce the front a heap of times.

tighten axle pinch bolts.

refit calipers.
 

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Thanks guys. I know it may be nothing, but now I can check and adjust. Might waste a bit of time, but will get rid of that nagging feeling.
 

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remove the brake calipers. if you don't take the calipers off then the pads will hold the forks as they were.

loosen the axle pinch bolts on the rh side. the lh side you can also loosen, but really that side's not going anywhere due to the axle nut pulling the wheel against the speedo drive against the lh fork. shouldn't anyway.
another note on the right side-non-speedo side;if the lower fork can't slide on the axle it could cause the caliper to position off center causing brake pad rub.
 
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