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    Handlebar trueness

    Just to ask as I'm a new owner of an '09.....are the handlebars typically offset like this? I don't notice anything odd when riding, but in sitting on it and looking at it as seen in the pic, the left side looks to have a different angle than the right.
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    Previous owner dumped it perhaps?
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    I agree with Tommy, it looks like the stock "Bendomatic" handlebars have been tweaked.

    Pro Taper ATV Hi bend bars are a popular upgrade that provide some additional rise over the stock bars.

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    Mine are that way too, but it's not the bars... they're already new bars. I did a lot of testing trying to figure out why mine are crooked and haven't yet come up with a definitive answer.

    But if your bars are stock, you have a good reason to upgrade.
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    Fork twist...and an easy fix.

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    Any old motocross rider has encountered this lots of times. Assuming your bars are true, do this. http://motocrossactionmag.com/news/w...nathan-belding

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    [QUOTE=Borneo;217349]Any old motocross rider has encountered this lots of times. Assuming your bars are true, do this. Motocross Action Magazine | ASK THE MXPERTS: THE PERFECT FORK ALIGNMENT TECHNIQUE?

    Yup, what he said!
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    My handle bars were turning right when the wheel was going straight -- if you know what I mean. It all worked fine but visually it bothered me.

    What I did was to loosen the bolts that hold the fort tubes in place, stood in front of the bike with the wheel between my legs, muscled the handle bars until they were 90 degrees to the front wheel, then I tightened the bolts (using a torque wrench).

    Watch video. He has a slightly different way.

    I hope all this helps.

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    And yep, I suspect LT was right.

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    Thanks everyone; I'll stand in front of the bike to see what I can see once home. So happy to have the bike; had a great ride yesterday. It's been too long, the last bike was a 78 DT100....

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