Originally Posted by Lord Flashheart
Ride: no amout of adjusting will allow the pin to insert into the triple tree spindle - the foam-covered arm is hitting the front fender too hard. It's not a matter of adjustment.
Perhaps you're talking about the red rubber sleeve. If it's foam, then you forgot to remove the packaging.
Lift the stand and insert the arm over the fender at a slight downward angle, and push the pin up into place. The proper pin should insert all the way into the hole and clear the fender.
If you can't lift the bike from the front without removing the fender, you are doing it wrong or there is another problem somewhere.
You have the rear of the bike on a stand while you're attempting this, right? And you or a previous owner did not have the front of the bike lowered at all?