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post #1 of 6 Old Mar 29th, 2020, 11:24 am Thread Starter
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Handel bars not alined with front wheel

I Towed my bike in a closed trailer, tied down per bmw towing requirement.
Got it home unload and noticed that the handle bars don’t line up with front wheel when straight.
Nothing is bent
Just slightly off
Anyone know a way to settle the front to return to alignment?

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post #2 of 6 Old Mar 29th, 2020, 12:00 pm
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I Towed my bike in a closed trailer, tied down per bmw towing requirement.
Can you detail where you tied down?

Did you only tie down the front end on the fork tubes? Or did you strap from the bars? Maybe both?

I know you said BMW towing requirements, but I am curious what that actually means.
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Re: Handel bars not alined with front wheel

It would help if we knew the model and year.

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The front forks like it says in the manual I did not put it on the handlebars used the manual and followed the directions carefully it’s a 2016


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Other bike forums suggest (not BMW) To loosen the front forks and pump the front like your giving CPR then tighten
My bike is a 2016 R1200RT


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Re: Handel bars not alined with front wheel

I know there may be technical answers. But I suggest to do the dirt bike trick. It is actually the reverse of what you did tying the bike down (too tight). Put the front wheel against something solid and quickly push hard against the handle bars towards that resistance. If the wheel is pointing left put the resistance on the left side and then really push hard on the bars to the left. Same for the right side. This manually moves stuff back where it should be.

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