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post #1 of 3 Old 08-15-2019, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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Crooked handlebars

Hello everyone. New guy here! I just bought a 2019 Rebel 500 three weeks ago which is my first motorcycle. I also have a 2012 Honda Ruckus that is moded.

Anyways, tonight while leaving work I laid the bike down in some gravel in my work parking lot. Now my handlebars are crooked so riding home was a bit interesting. What should I look at for straightening the handlebars? The fork does not appear to be bent, only the handlebars. I saw another posting about loosening some clamps and the bars will self straighten but that was for a 2001 Rebel. Is this new model the same? I can provide pictures if it helps. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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post #2 of 3 Old 08-15-2019, 08:12 PM
 
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Sounds like it's out of alignment with the triple tree's. If you sight down parallel to the forks, there should be no twist. Those are the clamps you read about.

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Assuming the new models have separate bars & risers that will work. Still, a bent handlebar is a bent handlebar regardless of bar/tree alignment...case in point, these bars are properly aligned yet obviously bent:


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