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    Am I going crazy? Crooked steering?

    Hey guys I ride a 2017 FZ 09. I think I might be going crazy. Could be an optical illusion I’m not sure. At a stop everything is straight but as soon as I start riding it seems the steering is cocked to the right. I was having speed wobbles for a while at 110 mph + and my hypothesis is that all the speed wobbling maybe has made the forks not straight. I installed a GPR stabilizer and I’m happy to say it fixed all my problems but it seems the steering is a little crooked. Is this something I can fix easily myself? I think I just loosen the lower fork hex bolts and kinda jounce it up and down.

    I attached a link. The top is what it’s like standing still and the bottom is what it looks like when I’m riding. Thanks!

    [pix](https://imgur.com/gallery/eCI6Je3)

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    Does the bike go straight when you let go of the bars?

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    Yeah it does but it seems crooked if you look at it maybe I’m just going crazy lol

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    Pic link no worky...
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    https://imgur.com/gallery/uhumMIT

    Here you go. Top one is when the bike is stationary. Bottom is what it looks like when you’re riding it

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    The bars are crooked, but what about the wheel?
    If you want to check, loosen the front axle and clamps, loosen the triple clamps. Then tighten the axle, axle clamp, bounce the front end a few times and tighten the triple clamps.
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    Have you checked the rear wheel alignment?
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    I watched this youtube video he says i also have to loosen that big steering nut up top. which kind of sucks i just had the stabilizer installed now i gotta take it back off. i guess it wont be that hard i think i just take the handlebar clamps off and theres 2 bolts that hold the stabilizer in.
    i checked the rear wheel alignment everything looks good.

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    Pulling that GPR off can't be that hard...
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    The triple tree in the second shot is definatly twisted to the right...as Lou says loosen it all off and bounce it a few times then nip it all back up.

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