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    Front fork bent?

    So I got a bike for Christmas, it was purchased from Amazon. It is a Polaris RMK Dual Suspension bike, however, when I tried to assemble it, I realized the front fork is bent a bit further on the left? Is this normal? Is there a way to fix it?

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    Unless/until you post a picture or two showing what you describe, you'll likely not get anything other than wild guesses.
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    Sorry about the quality, I had to take the pictures with my phone. However, as you can see, it is not very even.

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    Hard to tell from pic but that fork is toast and most likely the frame it is attached too. This is not normal you should ask for a refunde replaicement from the seller.

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    That doesn't look bent so much as the suspension isn't clocked forward and instead rotating around the blades... I'd go through the steps of servicing but honestly I would return the bike. That's pretty bad on Amazon's part.

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    (Though I kind of doubt it is serviceable.)

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    Why do you think the frame would be bad as well? I was hoping to just request the specific part as Amazon will not allow me to return it since the purchase was technically on November 27th.

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    If you can return, I would simply based on cost. Generally you don't want to pour money into something that isn't going to give your dollar back in performance if that makes sense. Everything beside the fork is probably fine, so if you have to spend money you could simply replace the fork. Bike co-ops usually have similar quality ones around if you have access to one.

    Keep in mind that the fork can have a dramatic effect on how the bike handles, so you want something as similar to the original as possible. Also, you're looking for a 'threadless' suspension fork. Avoid 'suspension corrected' or high travel suspension forks, though all of those will probably be way out of price range.

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    The bridge (connects the two bottom legs) looks bent to me. This rotates the lower portions of the forks.
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