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I have just bought a used 2009 S40 Blvd. Apoologies in advance for the "newbie question"

it runs great - just over 10k miles - but as I am getting used to it I have noticed that the handlebars are slighly off-center (pointing a little to the left) when the front wheel is completely straight

Might this be a serious issue? I know with my bicycle I would just straigthen the bars and re-tighten the center nut - is there a similar method on the Blvd.?

The bike was dropped once by previous/first owner - slight impact from the right side - I am thinking this may have been the cause?

(of course I didnt notice it when I was test riding before purchase)
 

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Yes it is likely that the front forks are just slightly out of alignment.
Unless your front tire is wearing funny, it is not a real problem.

Hopefully someone here is familiar with that model and can help.
If not, a Zuki dealer or independent shop probably can probably straighten it out in under 5 minutes.
Or just don't worry about it until it's in the shop for something else.
 

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Fully agree with ER...you can loosen the top and bottom triple tree pinch bolts slightly where the fork legs go through and bounce the front end up and down a few times....this generally pulls the forks parallel. Dont forget to tighten the pinch bolts back up to torque.

Good luck
 
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