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RE: [T TBS R] Re: Help with Handling Issue

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  • Dick Winningstad
    I will file this away. I bet very few have thought to check that. Dick From: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com
    Message 1 of 25 , Jul 19, 2013
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      I will file this away. I bet very few have thought to check that.

      Dick



      From: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com
      [mailto:triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
      oradbaforpsoft
      Sent: Friday, July 19, 2013 7:50 AM
      To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [T TBS R] Re: Help with Handling Issue







      Neil,

      I read all there responses to this and can't help wonder if it is something
      else.

      My son crashed his speed Four last year and I rebuilt it - after the rebuild
      the steering seemed just a little 'off'. I pulled the forks and they were
      straight, and also rotated them while still in the triple trees to see if
      they were warped. They seemed fine, but the steering still seemed off and
      the bile pulled slightly to the side.

      The problem ended up being the lower triple tree clamp. When I removed both
      clamps and placed them on a flat surface, there was just enough warp-age
      that they could rock on the surface of the able instead of being totally
      flat. The result was that the fork angle on the one side was different from
      the other and caused enough of the difference to affect the handling,
      although it was not obviously visible when sitting on the bike.

      The dealer was surprised, saying that usually the forks would bend before
      the triple tree clamp, but there it was. After replacing the triple clamp
      the bike runs true.

      Dave in Dallas





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