1986 GL1200

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lauren velk
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Motorcycle: 1986 GL 1200 Aspencade

1986 GL1200

Post by lauren velk » Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:04 pm

I had an accident with t-boning a 150 lb. dog, ended up in the ditch upright with a slight bend in the handle bars. What i noticed now in riding my bike is that the front wheel feels like it doesn't track true. When turning it feels like the bikes front tire cants toward the direction of the turn thereby giving the feeling like your over steering the turn. I was told by a local non-honda shop that to loosen the front axle,spin the tire by hand then hit the front brake. This would re=align. the front. If that didn't do the trick, and hasn't, then I should bring it in so that the front fork can be realign/balanced. Does this sound like anything anyone has experienced? thanks for your thoughts.

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Re: 1986 GL1200

Post by dan1951 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:22 pm

One or both of Your forks are more than likely bent slightly, This would put the frt. end out of alignment. It does not take alot to bend a shock leg, And yes they can be straigtened after removal.

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