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Hello fellow gromsters,
Im wondering if anyone could help me please, I crashed the other day, stupidly went over gravel, but I didn’t see it the road I was on was pitch black!
I haven’t ridden since and I’ve just gone out to clean my bike and noticed my handle bars are hitting the left side of the bike when the wheel is turned, below is a picture. If anyone has had the same issue or knows what I can do to fix this, advise would be greatly appreciated as I don’t really want to book it into the garage as it’s only just had its annual service and I crashed it two days later!!
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Did the forks get tweaked ? If you loosen them up and try to realign does it clear?
Or was the handlebar actually bent?
 

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Did the forks get tweaked ? If you loosen them up and try to realign does it clear?
Or was the handlebar actually bent?
Hello mate, thanks for your reply, the forks are fine I’m pretty sure, although I’ve not fully checked, I’ve looked at them and aligned them up properly and they don’t appear bent or anything, and the handlebar doesn’t appear to be bent either so I’m at a loss at what it could be, my mate who also has a grom said that it could be where I’ve fucked the panels on the left side, it could be because theyre bowed in a bit
 

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That could be or the forks twisted between the top and lower triple not actually bent but twisted (hard to describe)
 

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Those bars mount through rubber inserts in the top clamp, one major disadvantage of which is allowing that stuff to stay twisted after a crash. Replace them with our solid mounts and be done with it, or at a minimum, disassemble the stock bits, re-center, and reassemble.
 

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But if he loosens and then realigns and retightens that could be a fast cure until the hard mounts are installed - correct ?
 

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For sure. I'd try the free stuff before I spent any money. (the solid mounts are cheap though). It can probably be fixed without buying anything from us. My point wasn't hawking parts, as mush as it was that the solid mounts eliminate the possibility of this happening down the road.
 

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Are the bars turning further than they use to? You may have damaged a steering stop.
 

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That could be or the forks twisted between the top and lower triple not actually bent but twisted (hard to describe)
I’ve spoken to a few of my mates and they said it sounds like exactly what you said, one of them has had the same issue and knows how to sort it and is willing to do it for me thankfully! Thank you very much
 

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Those bars mount through rubber inserts in the top clamp, one major disadvantage of which is allowing that stuff to stay twisted after a crash. Replace them with our solid mounts and be done with it, or at a minimum, disassemble the stock bits, re-center, and reassemble.
Thank you for your reply! I’ll have a look into it, my mate has had the same issue with his grom and said he can fix it but if he can’t then I will for sure look into your mounts! Thank you
 

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Are the bars turning further than they use to? You may have damaged a steering stop.
Thank you for your reply! The bars are turning a bit further on the left side (impact side) where it’s hitting the panels with the indicator, I have ridden her today and yesterday and she rides alright although the steering feels a bit heavy, but that could just be me since I have not ridden in almost 3 weeks
 

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