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Front Fender Alignment Question. 08 Ridgeback

Discussion in 'General' started by Kobi, May 16, 2018.

  1. Kobi

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    I just replaced my front tire and noticed the lower rear edge of the front fender is kicked over to the left. I had not noticed that before. I can see that the original tire was rubbing the inside of the fender slightly in the past. I loosened the four bolts that hold the fender braces to the fork tubes and I got a little more clearance but not enough to center it. Any suggestions? I did not touch the bolts that hold the brace to the fender in fear I may hurt the paint. I have a heavy 1/8" gap now on the rt side, it was tighter.
     
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    I would try to loosen all the bolts and push it to the right all the way and hold it while snugging the bolts and see if that helps. It cant hurt
     
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    Funny cause I have been look'n at my front fender at the top and it's off center and I can't remember if its always been that way or not, bugs the hell out of me and no matter what I try it won't center on the wheel, freak'n weird!
     
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    Post a picture from the top if you can
     
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    Have you had your forks off
     
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    That's odd:confused:
     
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    Nobody has the answer? I'd like to reply thanks for sharing:eek: :oldhardlaugh:
     
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    Yep, I did the fork seals, but it all only goes together one way, I did loosen everything and compress the front end then tightened everything while compressed, I've done it without compressing it, I've tried everything and it will not center on the front wheel, I've come to the conclusion that it was that way originally and I never noticed it.
     
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    Did you loosen it up and run it into a wall?
     
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    :disappointed:
     
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    Yea that's kinda hard to do by yourself so I used my tie downs up against my truck bumper to do it, actually worked pretty good.
     
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    Yea it sure is ain't it! :skep: :oldsmile:
     
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    Thanks for sharing
     
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    :old2:I do believe BroHolmes, your right:chopper:
     
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    Good thing ya didn't get distracted and drive off in the truck:oldlaugh:
     
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    Yea, dat wuda bin weel funnay! :oldeek: :oldlaugh:
     
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    Anyways back on the original topic, maybe some of you hosers could post sum pics of you spacing on your front fenders to see if they are perfectly centered or if they are off a bit, thanks.:)
     
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    Its still stuck in the drywall from trying to center it, I didn't realize I was between the studs when I gunned it.:oldbang:
     
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