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Hello All,

I am in the process of repairing a 1995 GL1500i that was in an accident. I'm currently working on the front end, and addressing a handlebar/tire alignment issue.

I have removed the forks (gonna have Progressives installed), and have noticed the upper tree and lower tree are not quite in alignment. The upper tree is in alignment with the handlebars, and the lower with the tire.

My question is (I have never had to disassembled a tree before) is the upper tree adjustable to align with the lower? Is there a "key" on the stem that the upper tree slides onto (thus self aligning)? As far as I can tell, the trees do not exhibit any evidence of being bent

Any advice or comments are welcome and appreciated. TIA
 

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Thanks Jason.

So, if I understand correctly, the top part is the one you align with everything else. I assume you would loosen the stem nut and turn the top part. And yes, you can be sure I'll check it all for cracks.



Thanks, Leyton
 

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Hi Jason,

Again, thanks for your reply. I understand the eye thing! I had to change to bi-gocals about 5 years ago! :eek:)

Your right about it being pretty simple. I torn into it last weekend. I decided since the bike had 55K+ miles, and the bearings were pretty dry, to replace them and the races. I'm just waiting for the parts to arrive to reassemble. I checked the upper and lower bridges, and they appear to be in excellent shape. No evidence of cracking.

Is there any trick to aligning everything upon reassembly? This whole thing started because the handlebars and the wheel were not in alignment. I also have heard of fork problems if alignment is not correct. I just want to get it right.

Again, thanks for your help.

Leyton
 
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