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F4 2000 Top Yoke nut

Dear All,


The slot on the top yoke nut on my F4 2000 model is annoyingly unaligned with the top yoke. The top yoke was previously replaced by my local MV dealer.



Whilst some may consider this a giggle, I want to adjust it to ensure alignment in what is a focal point of the bike.


I would appreciate any hints and tips on how to make such an aligment (such as any 'pinch bolts) which may need slackening.



https://www.ebay.com/itm/MV-Agusta-F...-/372409424324


I have purchased a pronged tool which locates very snuggly into the holes on the top yoke nut.


Many thanks








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The pronged tool has a 1/2" drive

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That slot is not for aesthetics...the steering bearings are adjusted with that fastener. When adjusted properly the slot is where it is. Moving it to make it align with the yoke will result in improper bearing adjustment.

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Thanks esq, so I bet you are suggesting that turning that nut a zillionith of a degree clockwise (which I assume is tighter) would not be a good thing? Ive attached a photo above to show the existing position

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Loosen the pinch bolt and give it a twist. Swing the forks side to side (preferably with the front of the bike suspended off the ground somehow). Smooth and no binding or excessive force required? Good to go.

Mine are no where near aligned at all...each bike is different.

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Ha Ha, It has always bothered me too.
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when u say the pinch bolt are u referring to the top yoke nut (the unaligned one) or the bolt on the underside of the yoke which I am pointing to in the photo below. I assume the latter

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when u say the pinch bolt are u referring to the top yoke nut (the unaligned one) or the bolt on the underside of the yoke which I am pointing to in the photo below. I assume the latter

Yes..that one, the pinch bolt on the yoke.

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Thanks gents, it was unbelievably easy!!!

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