Fairing points left...

Squeaky back brake? Hard to control at 30mph/40kph?
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Fairing points left...

Post by bridge97 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:24 pm

Hello,

About three years ago I had a low-side crash from traction loss in a turn. Lesson learned. My mechanic (non-dealer) put the bike (2010 KTM 990 SMT) back together and it's been fine since, but for one thing -- the fairing points a little bit to the left (maybe two degrees) while I'm headed straight ahead. Not a handling problem, but a bit disconcerting, and my headlight is aimed a little off as well. How can I repair this?

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Re: Fairing points left...

Post by Yoozy » Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:25 am

I'd be tempted to grab the conk and give it a bit of shove with both hands, something might just click home. Failing that I'd take the front off and see if something is trapped or not fixed back properly. It'd freak me out that would, pointing one way like a broken nose.
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Post by Muppet » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:40 pm

Yoozy wrote:I'd be tempted to grab the conk
Ace terminology. Haven't heard 'conk' used anywhere for fucking ages. Brilliant! :mrgreen:
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Post by bridge97 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:11 pm

I've never had the fairing off. Is there a mounting bracket? Anything metal that can be bent back into shape?

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Post by ogden » Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:57 pm

I'd bang my head against a wall on the right for a bit til everything lined up.

Specs with Fresnel lenses might do the trick too.
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Post by ogden » Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:59 pm

Yoozy wrote:It'd freak me out that would, pointing one way like a broken nose.
Arse end of my gixer hasn't pointed straight since it fell over in the back of a van on the way back from Brands a few years ago. Still goes like the clappers and passes MOTs, but I have to poke my knee out a bit extra on right handers for the sparky stuff to happen.
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Post by Yoozy » Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:56 am

I'm not that arsed about stuff being out a a tad. But jeyzuss the handlebars and mirrers have to be perfect :D
I've got a 40 yr old xs650 that shakes itself straight after a mile and a Gl650 cafe thats 3/4" out along the the seat. Don't know how that happened :oops:
As long as the running gear is nearly lined up that reet :lol:
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