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There is an obvious offset between the tire and the fender on my gl1500. What caused this or is it normal? How can I fix it? The bike rides and tracks fine. The fender appears to be mounted straight in the forks.



Look at the pics below and let me know what you think.



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I don't own a 1500 but are there spacers on the front wheel?
 

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The front on pic I think shows it best, It appears that your front fender may be a bit warped. Offset in the forks to the tire seems even, and the rotor covers have about the same reveal.
 

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1st pic(from the top), it does seem that the fender is skewed a bit... :gunhead:
 

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It's gotta be sumthin' with the fender........ if the wheel were off like that the brakes would be draggin'... or the rotor rubbin' on the caliper brackets.
 

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No need to remove it, just loosen all the bolts, adjust the fender and tighten back up.
 

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Smack that fender with the palm of your hand until it looks straight.
 

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You might also want to look at your top bolt on your disc cover. Make sure the brake hose clamp is in front of the disc cover and not behind. I had the same problem until I fitted the hose clamp bracket in the correct position
 

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This can be very dangerous if any of the screws come loose. ONE of my screws come out of mine on my 1980 G1100, and I started to slow, and when I got near to a stop, the Metal Trim on the fenfer caught under the new tire, and come to a dead stop in an instant. I was doing about 3-5 mph, and It was nervewrecking. I got another, and I put it on, and I decided it was not worth the risk, and took it off. It's still off, because I could not get it correctly aligned.
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My 96 1500 has the same problem with fender and tires, not as badly as yours show, I ignore mine because the wear and tracking seems to be fine.
 

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it looks like the left side of fender is too low, needs slid up the fork a little.
 

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Remove the chrome fork cover on top of the fender, under that you will find 4 allen head bolts loosen the front two bolts and push the fender over, and while holding it in place tighten the bolts.
 

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I appreciate your advice, I have readjusted the fender a couple of times before to no avail, it was not off center with any previous tires. I know it tracks straight and the center line of the tire is not noticeable unless looking directly at it.
 

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Thanks everyone. I will try all the advice until I find the problem as soon as I get time. Got Wifey things to do right now so I have priorities! LOL I will let you know what I had to do to get it right.

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OK I got it fixed. I took advice from all. I hit spit and screamed. But ultimately I went with "Monkey Wrenches" and "Silicon Sam's" suggestion andtook off the decorative fork cover and loosened the two front allen nuts. At that point the fender popped right into its proper position. I held it there and retightened the bolts and put the trim back on and took the photo below.



This is why I love this site so much. You all are the bomb! Saved me from doing tons of extra work and heart ache. THank you, Thank you, Thank you all. :clapper::):waving:
 

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This site is very informative, at 64 years of age and riding since I was a child I learn something every time I visit here. I will try many things suggested here just to see if they work, and they usually do. The fender problem has not been resolved, and will remain off key till the next time the wheel comes off.
 

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Wishiewashie wrote:
This site is very informative, at 64 years of age and riding since I was a child I learn something every time I visit here.
:shock::shock: They had motorcycles that long ago?:shock::shock: LOL!!!:cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1:



:cool:Just Kidding...:( I hope you can get your fixed without too much trouble.
 
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