Pretty standard with dirt bikes or bikes with rubber mounted bars like DR650. If you drop the bike off road the bars will most likely be crook'd again.It's just the risers that are misaligned. I work in a shop and most ATs are like this. If you loosen the risers load the handlebar to the left and retighten it will straighten out
Thanks bud, I was thinking of trying that, but was a bit concerned that perhaps I would bend the handlebars and not actually straighten the part which is misaligned, which I assume is the risers ?Just put the steering over to full lock, the way you need the bars to travel and then tug a bit more, that should move it on the rubber riser mounts and straighten it up.
Nope I was not implying that I am a mega fit powerfully built director who could crush other men with my bare hands, simply that on my previous enduro bikes like my old Yamaha WR450F, if that took a tumble it was just that easy to bend them straight again by hand!You must be a big lad if you think you can bend the bars by tugging on them
Seriously though the risers are mounted in the yoke with rubber inserts, this basically is a shock absorber so the bars wont bend or at least help prevent it if you drop the AT. If the AT falling on the bars didn't bend them then unlikely you will manage to bend them.