Join Date: May 2009
Location: Indiana/ Michigan line at the Lake
Please be sure it is installed correctly first.
An extra or missing grommet can cock it a bit.
I don't know if the previous owner or you have had it off yet.
If the metal is bent, it needs unbent. This would indeed mean a bit of brute force
in a sensible way. With everything off, see which of the four main bars looks out
of symmetry. My hope is that a bar can coax it back to straight. Possibly a lug wrench
if leverage is good?
(You'll know when you remove the mounting bolts which part isn't straight)
I use a solid curling bar, sawed off lug wrench shaft, 4 foot hollow steel 3/4",
and an air hammer 3 foot chisel bar. That's what accumulated in the garage over
The solid metal bar in this case should yield some good results.
Another option is a shop straightening/ re-welding/ relocating mount locations
back to factory specs.
(I'd coax it a bit and go riding !!)
This is my son, with whom I am well pleased." ----God
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