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post #1 of 3 Old 08-15-2019, 08:57 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!

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 3 Old 08-15-2019, 09:12 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. ruined this forum

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post #3 of 3 Old 08-15-2019, 10:10 PM
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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 in point, these bars are properly aligned yet obviously bent:

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