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Hello,
I bought a 2002 liberty with front wheel misaligned, i guess from some crash. The tire is rubbing the shock. The shock tubes are just pressed in, there is no adjustment possible so i guess the fork cant be fixed.

Perhaps somebody knows can i buy later style forks with clamps to hold the shock tubes?
Or maybe i should stick to the same year model. Because actually the wheels look a bit different too, so mine may not fit.
Also, does 50 model has the same shocks or maybe weaker springs?
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Was that wrecked bad enough to take out the front fender. Why is there so much slack in the axle? Is there a nut on the left side, and is it tight to the fork? Have you had the wheel off? Maybe you're missing a spacer... #9 in the drawing.
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I know nothing about the crash, the seller said the scooter just felt on its side, but who really knows maybe he bought like this himself because he owned it only a couple of months. The scooter was very neglected, eg sponge air filter completely gone , but the price was right obviously.

There is a spacer, and the axle is straight. Its loose only when i was taking the picture. The tire is rubbing the right shock tube, and there is no way to adjust that. Have to buy a new fork and hope its only this.

Anyway i found out 2004+ models have a different speedo drive mechanism, thus different fork attachment and the wheel must be different too. So ideally i need to buy a specific fork for my early model. Or buy newer one and somehow modify it to my speedo drive. I assume the axles are the same.

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