RE: [T TBS R] Re: Help with Handling Issue
- View SourceI will file this away. I bet very few have thought to check that.
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Sent: Friday, July 19, 2013 7:50 AM
Subject: [T TBS R] Re: Help with Handling Issue
I read all there responses to this and can't help wonder if it is something
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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