Try sitting on the bike, hold the front brake and push forward, jouncing the front shocks. It'll probably feel fairly stiff. If so, easy to loosen up the triple(not super loose) and jounce the front end as above. If the triple was the problem this should get it straightened back out. Be sure to keep it straight while tightening the triple back to factory specs. Bent handle bars will also give you some of the sympoms you described. If bars hit hard enough to bend, the triple probably moved a bit also. Good luck!