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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-27-05, 10:01 AM
Mark Solesbury
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Front wheels touching radius arms on full lock

hi all

The RR has just failed its MOT on a few silly things, but one im not sure
how to sort is that the front wheel touches the radius arm on full lock. Its
the OSF, and only the OS. The NS is fine.

The guy at the station seemed to think that there is a steering stop lock
missing, but im not sure!

Is it a case of lengthening the track rod by a few mm? Surely this is going
to affect the tracking?


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-27-05, 10:01 AM
Neil Brownlee
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Re: Front wheels touching radius arms on full lock

Mark,

There is a bolt on the swivel (on each side) - obviously the length the bolt
is unscrewed on the offside will affect the nearside lock..and vice
versa....

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-27-05, 10:01 AM
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Re: Front wheels touching radius arms on full lock

On Tue, 27 Sep 2005 15:16:36 +0000 (UTC), "Neil Brownlee"
<n.brownlee@pccontrolNOSPAMsystems.com> wrote:

>Mark,
>
>There is a bolt on the swivel (on each side) - obviously the length the bolt
>is unscrewed on the offside will affect the nearside lock..and vice
>versa....


Wot he said.

Easy enough to spot the right bolt as you can usually see where it's
been making contact with the thingy.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-27-05, 11:01 AM
Austin Shackles
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Re: Front wheels touching radius arms on full lock

On or around Tue, 27 Sep 2005 15:01:25 GMT, "Mark Solesbury"
<msolesbury@IHATESPAMSPAMfuji.co.uk> enlightened us thusly:

>hi all
>
>The RR has just failed its MOT on a few silly things, but one im not sure
>how to sort is that the front wheel touches the radius arm on full lock. Its
>the OSF, and only the OS. The NS is fine.
>
>The guy at the station seemed to think that there is a steering stop lock
>missing, but im not sure!
>
>Is it a case of lengthening the track rod by a few mm? Surely this is going
>to affect the tracking?


no, adjust the steering stop. 's on the front of the swivel housing. You
need to wind out the one on the opposite side a bit.

Jack the thing onto axle stands under the front axle so it's sitting level,
then have an "assitant" turn the wheel lock-to-lock, you'll soon spot the
lockstops, looks like a big bolt sticking out from the front of the swivel -
at full lock it hits the axle casing or part thereof. If the lock stop *is*
missing, you should spot this too.

I think the RR ones are just a 10mm bolt (17mm head) but could be wrong,
with a locknut. wind it out about half a turn, if it's there. If not, look
at the other side, and acquire simialr and fit it. I believe the "correct"
clearance is 20mm, although in practice, if it doesn't touch, it's fine.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-27-05, 11:01 AM
Austin Shackles
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Re: Front wheels touching radius arms on full lock

On or around Tue, 27 Sep 2005 16:42:49 +0100, MVP
<mr.nice@*nospam*softhome.net> enlightened us thusly:

>On Tue, 27 Sep 2005 15:16:36 +0000 (UTC), "Neil Brownlee"
><n.brownlee@pccontrolNOSPAMsystems.com> wrote:
>
>>Mark,
>>
>>There is a bolt on the swivel (on each side) - obviously the length the bolt
>>is unscrewed on the offside will affect the nearside lock..and vice
>>versa....

>
>Wot he said.
>
>Easy enough to spot the right bolt as you can usually see where it's
>been making contact with the thingy.


unless it really is missing...:-)
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"Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; and
therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee"
John Donne (1571? - 1631) Devotions, XVII
 
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-27-05, 02:01 PM
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Re: Front wheels touching radius arms on full lock


"Austin Shackles" <austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote in message
news:5mtij1t2t9ph4g7j90m3t3p35nnffkf411@4ax.com...
> On or around Tue, 27 Sep 2005 16:42:49 +0100, MVP
> <mr.nice@*nospam*softhome.net> enlightened us thusly:
>
>>On Tue, 27 Sep 2005 15:16:36 +0000 (UTC), "Neil Brownlee"
>><n.brownlee@pccontrolNOSPAMsystems.com> wrote:
>>
>>>Mark,
>>>
>>>There is a bolt on the swivel (on each side) - obviously the length the
>>>bolt
>>>is unscrewed on the offside will affect the nearside lock..and vice
>>>versa....

>>
>>Wot he said.
>>
>>Easy enough to spot the right bolt as you can usually see where it's
>>been making contact with the thingy.

>
> unless it really is missing...:-)


The adjuster on the other side will still be there.

Huw


 
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