Front fork alignment is one of those crucial adjustments that are too-often overlooked. Most telescopic forks are a bit on the flimsy side, and this is particularly true of the traditional female-slider style of fork found on most cruisers. Very often, these can be twisted out of alignment either by improper installation or after they've suffered an impact that imparts a twisting motion. Consider what happens when a heavy cruiser is dropped squarely on the handlebar, and you'll have a good idea of what I mean. Fortunately, checking and aligning them takes only a few minutes.