That left & right hand threaded rod isn't all that thick in diameter. Easy fix if you don't scratch it up. Place it between two softwood blocks, (each at the outer ends but neither in the middle,) and progressively bump it once or twice at exactly it's area of deflection with a rubber mallet until it's realigned. Nuts are matched to each end.
Pleasure is directly proportionate to risk, and motorcycles are inherently pleasurable.
H. L. Altimus
2003 VT1100C2 Sabre