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Old 04-11-2007, 04:36 PM   #1
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What is the proper way to measure, check, set alignment?
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Old 04-11-2007, 06:16 PM   #2
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Toe-in measurement steps:
NOTE:
Before measuring the toe-in, make sure that
the tire pressure is correct.
Mark both front tire tread centers.
Raise the front end of the machine so that
there is no weight on the front tires.
Face the handlebar straight ahead.
Measure the width between the marks.
Rotate the front tires 180 until the marks are
exactly opposite one another.
Measure the width between the marks.
Calculate the toe-in using the formula given
below.
If the toe-in is incorrect, adjust it.
Forward
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3.Adjust:
 Toe-in
WARNING
 Be sure that both tie-rods are turned the
same amount. If not, the machine will drift
right or left even though the handlebar is
positioned straight. This may lead to mishandling
and an accident.
 After setting the toe-in to specification, run
the machine slowly for some distance with
both hands lightly holding the handlebar
and check that the handlebar responds correctly.
If not, turn either the right or left tierod
within the toe-in specification.
Toe-in =
ADJUSTING THE TOE-IN
Adjustment steps:
Mark both tie-rods ends.
This reference point will be needed during
adjustment.
Loosen the locknuts (tie-rod end) 1 of both
tie-rods.
The same number of turns should be given
to both the right and left tie-rods 2 until the
specified toe-in is obtained. This is to keep
the length of the rods the same.
Tighten the rod end locknuts of both tie rods.
NOTE:
Adjust the rod ends so that A and B are equal.
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T R . .
Locknut (rod end):
15 Nm (1.5 m kg, 11
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wow, i just do it till they look good lol
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Ya me too! I just cut and pasted this from the service manual.
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O have thought about making a acouple of bars for adjusting that. Take some metal and bolt it to 2 wheel studs across from each other. Then just measure off of them. I am not a real big fan of marking the tires and doing it that way. It would just be nice to have the lip to put the end of a tape measure on.

Also and other tip. Use 2 tie down straps. Go from one side of the handle bar to the grab bar. Then go from the other side to the grab bar. Cinch them down so your bars are straight. That will hold your handle bars straigh while your doing the adjustments. Diggerzmound showd me that one.
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Thanks guys, good stuff!
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