- Mar 19, 2001
I dropped the xr4 today, going up a rocky trail, the bike landed on the pipe and the handlebar, right side. When I finally got upright and to the top of the hill, my wheel was pointing straight, and my bars were pointed in the two oclock position. The bars werent bent, thanks I think to the bark busters and the Renthals. Anyway, I got in front of the bike and straddled the front tire and grabbed the bars and yanked them into the straight position and kept riding. My question is, what do I need to tighten and do to get everything straight? Do I tighten the steering stem nut, the fork pinch bolts or both. Also, how do you guys make sure youre bars are exactly perpindicular to the front wheel? any tips? I am pretty sure nothing is bent, help please! P.S. The pumper carb was puking fuel when I picked the bike up, two kicks and viola! By the way, had a great ride, chasing a YZ250, the guy said he kept hearing my bike behind him and didnt want to slow me down, so he kept speeding up! I gotta say the xr did great, I was right on his back fender the whole time, rear brake locked up around the sharp corners, what a workout! Sorry for the long post, thanks in advance.