Crooked fork arms - wheel at an angle

I’d like to start of by saying I’ve been using this forum for a week and it is extremely helpful. Half I became a member.

On my Magnum, the front wheel seems to be at and angle. In the pictures you can see it is closer to the left than the right. Probably won’t effect the ride, but it bothers me. I don’t know if it’s the form or the axle and I also don’t know how to fix it. The stabilizer doesn’t help. Advice?

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Re: Crooked fork arms - wheel at an angle

Maybe spaced incorrectly ?

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There are many things to check. Kudos for noticing btw. From easiest to most difficult; Double check spacer placement on the axle. Sometimes spacers of different thicknesses can be misplaced. There could be a bent axle. Remove wheel and spin axle to see if it wobbles. Broken spring in one of the fork bottoms, which will be obvious with wheel off and fork bottoms relaxed. A bent fork tube would be the last thing I checked. That will require removing chrome tube and rolling across a flat surface.

Re: Crooked fork arms - wheel at an angle

Could be one leg lower than the other in the triple tree. Even a tiny bit at the top can throw it off at the axle.

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A better pic would help. It looks square but offset. Judging from your new tires, you've had the front apart recently and didnt get it back together right. Spacers on axle missing or swapped?(edited)

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i'm with baird. if one leg is father down in the triple, or if the axle isnt bottomed out feully in the bottom it's gonna be crooked. those are probably easiest and most likely. and yeah the other is just spacing, with washers and spacers whatever. use it's even crooked and not just spaced more to one side?

Re: Crooked fork arms - wheel at an angle

> Born to be WillD Wrote:

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> i'm with baird. if one leg is father down in the triple, or if the axle

> isnt bottomed out feully in the bottom it's gonna be crooked. those are

> probably easiest and most likely. and yeah the other is just spacing,

> with washers and spacers whatever. use it's even crooked and not just

> spaced more to one side?

The only reason I think its a spacer issue is because the wheel looks parallel to the fork on the right. A better pic is needed that shows the complete wheel, axle and fork bottoms.

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agree that both need to be checked—but you could just have the spacers in the wrong sides

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Nice bike.(edited)

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