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    Bike was hit&run, alignment off

    My FZ6 was hit from the clutch side while parked and knocked over. Theres really no cosmetic damage other than the busted right blinker.

    It looks like the right side of handle bar took all the impact, you can see its bent in the photo. I ordered a new handle bar and I thought maybe this was all I had to fix, no big deal?

    But then I noticed when I align the front of the bike and point it straight forward, the front wheel is not straight ahead, but accually points about 15 degrees to the right.

    If I want the front wheel to be straight I have to turn the bars 15 degrees to the left.

    How is this problem fixed?

    Theres also a small crack on the fairing(?) above the front wheel on the left side. I assume this is where it was hit as I dont see any other dents or scrapes. The forks also look fine






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    It's all good! Bike was hit&run, alignment off trepetti's Avatar
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    Re: Bike was hit&run, alignment off

    Although it is possible that the forks might have been 'tweaked', requiring alignment, the FIRST thing to check is the fairing stay. If the bike fell onto its right side, it likely bent the stay to the left. Make sure that you are not being fooled.
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    Re: Bike was hit&run, alignment off

    +1 on the bent fairing stay - look at the picture, the fairing is touching the tank on the right side but has a significant gap on the left.

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    Re: Bike was hit&run, alignment off

    After replacing the known bent parts, try this, it help me when my bars where just a little out.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNEmOqY02EU

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    Re: Bike was hit&run, alignment off

    Plus one on the fairing stay being bent. Very obvious in your pic.

    Doesn't take but a simple tip over to bend it unfortunately. (Think I'm on #3).
    There is a small metal bracket that secures the rear fairing to the frame, (way back on the right side). That can be bent back out and get the fairing OFF the tank before it wears thru the tank paint.. It WILL be putting some stress on the plastic..

    It's not super hard to change out, couple hours taking your time.

    Don't even bother trying to straighten it, it's amazingly sturdy (till it falls over)…

    Check your right peg and rt "feeler", probably damaged as well. Hopefully it didn't break the tabs that hold the headlight assembly to the plastic fairing.


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    Re: Bike was hit&run, alignment off

    I had an incident a year ago where the front wheel alignment went out.
    The advice to me which worked was don't loose the forks.
    Use a wall or fencepost to straighten the front wheel little bit at a time.
    Ride to test and repeat if necessary.
    Fixing it properly takes a bit more effort, but will help until then.
    Sorry this sux.
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    Re: Bike was hit&run, alignment off

    Yah it definitly sucks, but it couldve been worse I suppose.

    Thanks do much for the responses. I had no idea what a fairing stay was before yesterday.

    Ill get to work on this and circle back if I run into any issues

    Safe riding!


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