Repair fork stem and bracket assemblies must be sent to factory through authorized Harley-Davidson dealers.

To straighten stem and bracket, proceed as follows: tosert the two 1-5/8 in. x 12 in. bars in fork bracket

Figure 2F-13. Straightening Two Twisted Legs

Figure 2F-14. Checking Bracket Alignment

and secure with two clamping studs. Sometimes the bracket is so badly bent that the bars cannot be inserted. In this case, press the bars into place with an arbor press, then press on the front edge of bracket to correct the "bow" distortion as shown in

Fig. 2F-12. Repeat pressing operation along edge until bars are loose In bracket.

A bracket assembly is usually out of alignment along the horizontal centerline, with one or both legs bent.

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