Best way to align forks / handlebars ?

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#1
I threw on a new upper tripple clamp on my RM and when I did that I also loosend the lower clamp bolts to set the fork height. I have adjusted the forks so they are at the level that I want them to be but my problem (not a hug problem) is when I tighten everything up the bars are off just a bit. So I come back, loosen everything make an adjustment and then go out again and check. Of course, it's not perfect so I have to go through the whole process again.

Is there an easy way of doing this? I was thinking of finding a pane of glass and laying it accross the fork legs to ensure them being square with each other then tightening the clamps but I haven't tried it yet.

Any secrets out there or do I just do the hit and miss game until it's right?

Thanks
 
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#2
try loosening the axle and axle pinch bolts along with the triple clamp pinch bolts. That should allow everything to straighten out.
 

evenslower

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Bike up on stand with front wheel off ground. Loosen triple clamp bolts, pinch bolts and axle. Spin front wheel pretty hard and stop it with the brakes. Do that a couple of times and voila.