Crooked tire

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Crooked tire

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My son dumped his 92 razz and the front tire is now crooked to the front fender. You have to hold the handlebars to the right to get the tire straight. I took the plastics apart and found a big nut on top of the forks. I was wondering if I loosen that nut will that make it so I can straighten it out? Also it's a big nut,what do I loosen it with. My biggest crescent wrench is to small.
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The service manual (http://www.motorscooterguide.net/Manual ... Manual.pdf) tells you how to remove the steering column from the front fork. However, I would be very wary of just realigning the steering to the fork without checking the innards of the center fork tube and the steering column for damage. It takes more than just a simple scooter dump to do what you are seeing.
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Actually the fall was pretty minor. Instead of going down the driveway he decided to cut across the grass and dumped. Wasnt even going 5 mph. It basically just fell over on the handlebar. Nothing looks bent or out of place.
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Thx for the link btw!
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Rad081900 wrote: Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:58 am Actually the fall was pretty minor. Instead of going down the driveway he decided to cut across the grass and dumped. Wasnt even going 5 mph. It basically just fell over on the handlebar. Nothing looks bent or out of place.
No, no... Even 5 mph dumps can cause serious damage to the fork internals. I did that on my motorcycle once at 0 mph and it cost me €800 to fix the damage.
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Ok thx I'll thoroughly go through it and make sure everything is ok.
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Rad081900 wrote: Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:47 pm Ok thx I'll thoroughly go through it and make sure everything is ok.
In the end there may be nothing wrong, but better to be safe than sorry. From one father to another.
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Thx for the advice!
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