Side stands and lean angle

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  1. ADVCoop

    ADVCoop Been here awhile

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    Right now I would say mine leans more like your 4RT. I would prefer if it leaned like your Gas Gas so off-road it's easier to park if needed :nod .
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    ...Ya all just complain when I share my "wizzzzzdum" anymore...

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    :rofl

    You interested in riding soon?
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  4. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider Got Snow?

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    I'll give it a crack... I woke up this morning thinking I should check the air in the tires and play around out back today before it rains.
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  5. Twin-shocker

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    Most trials side stands bend very easily indeed. However if they are steel its very easy to straighten them so bikes dont lean over quite so far. First let down tyres to pressure you normally ride at. Then put the stand into the down position, and using a heavy copper/hide hammer bend it into a more suitable position, checking to make sure you dont go too far. This takes around 15 minutes, and works in almost all cases, but do be prepared for stands that are very badly bent to crack and need welding.
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  6. ADVCoop

    ADVCoop Been here awhile

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    I pulled it off and put it in my vice and straightened it out. You could see the bend easily, it was up by where it bolts on to the swingarm. It sits at a much better angle now.

    Now I need to investigate and figure out why the wheel isn't centered. I suspect someone used the wrong spacer on the brake side because they put shims between the caliper and mount and the parts manual just shows the washers, not 1/4" thick shims like are on this bike. I never noticed it until I put a new front fender on it (the braces are not that color now those were test fit). But I pulled the fender off and can't believe i missed it. It is easily 1/4-1/2" too far to the throttle side of the bike.

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  7. Sting32

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    SURE fender is from correct bike? looks like wheel is centered to forks to me, but fender has more on (throttle side) bracket of fender itself than the clutch side? But could be hidden by brake hose I guess?

    Ill have to shoot a picture of mine with original parts same looking year, for comparison for you... main thing is the BRAKE, all that has to align, everything else is not mandatory, if you know what I mean. maybe?
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  8. ADVCoop

    ADVCoop Been here awhile

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    If I measure from the fork to the wheel it is definitely off. Almost 1/2".

    You are correct those are not the correct fender or braces that's why I said I took them off to check the wheel. That is the only picture I had though so I posted it for now.

    If I get it to where the wheel is center the rotor bolts rub the fork so I suspect the fork may be bent slightly. Or something is definitely off somewhere haha. I am not going to worry about it I don't think. I am not putting the cost of new forks into this bike. If it was new or much newer maybe. Not on a 1992 though. I won't be competing on this bike just riding in my side woods learning some basics and having fun on it.
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  9. turnsleft

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    Almost makes me dizzy to look at the picture. Seems like the fender needs to be spun around brackets and all. Could the forks not be parallel? I had to put the front axel off my Gas Gas in a lathe to true it up so I could get the front wheel to true up.

    But then could just be camera angle and old eyes. Try loosening the triple trees and see if the forks spin ez.:D
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  10. ADVCoop

    ADVCoop Been here awhile

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    That picture sucks. I used my phone and shouldn't even have posted it haha. If you look at the picture above I posted of the lean angle you can kind of see the problem. I think it is the wheel is not parallel like you said.
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  11. Sting32

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    Yah knowwwww, Im wondering if you spin the wheel, if the fender doesn't line up "part" of the time, lolz... like he said, hard to tell picture. Crap, I forgot to open the door and try to take a shot of our 25.. I will... getting busy preppin for Texas this weekend, leaving Thursday eve...
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  12. ADVCoop

    ADVCoop Been here awhile

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    That was the first thing I checked lol. I guessed a taco'd wheel right off. But it's not. I'll try to take a better picture without the fender on with our actual camera, not my crappy phone. Probably not until Thursday though.
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  13. ADVCoop

    ADVCoop Been here awhile

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    I used a shorter spacer and the axle and it is almost perfect now. I think the previous owner maybe put the wrong one on. I believe he was trying to stunt on this bike and he had some stuff jerry rigged for sure.
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  14. Sting32

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    Good, Im glad you got it sorted!

    I just got back from Texas late last night. have to unload after work, lol.
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