Fork alignment-twisted fork or tweaked bars
have a bit of ocd kicking in on the steering of my gen 2.
my wife recently went to move the bike out of the way to park and she didn't have the kick stand down!! it tipped and luckily it hit the left handlebar at a 45 degree angle against the garage wall and not a full knock to the ground. But when it fell, it caught the left handlebar end and caused the bike to turn hard right
Anyway, when i have the bars square in my hands, the front tire is about (i'll use measurements rather than degrees)a 1/4" pointed to the right. no biggy as it tracks straight. For kicks i loosend the axle, pinch, and lower triples to do the "bouncing" method to see if it all realigned. Tighted all back up and still points to the right?
Possible the handlebar itself got tweaked when it caught?
i read on a thread that the fork tube could possible have twisted in the triple clamp. Does this mean that (sounding stupid here) the fork tube actually twisted within the triple clamp, or that the fork twisted the triple clamp itself? I beleive it is not the latter explination.
if i loosend all, say the left side from the pinch bolts to the upper triple clamps and twist within the clamps, does this have an effect on which way the wheel points?
sorry for the length, like i said OCD.