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ebak
Posted 10/19/2005 1:22 AM (#10902)
Subject: 562 lopsided


hack runs straight with no problems with handling. i have set the cars wheel vertical straight however in doing this the hack is leaning towards the bike. i have tried the other way of having the hacks frame horizontal but the hacks wheel is pointing away from the bike. i know european roads are heavily crowned but it looks funny going down the roads where i ride in california.. which do you prefer. or should i say correct.. thanks dan
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Bob in Wis
Posted 10/19/2005 9:06 AM (#10909 - in reply to #10902)
Subject: RE: 562 lopsided


Dan,
sounds like your tub axle is bent. check it out.
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SidecarMike
Posted 10/19/2005 6:12 PM (#10928 - in reply to #10909)
Subject: RE: 562 lopsided



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I agree with Bob. If the wheel is straight, the body and frame would also be straight. You've got a problem somewhere.
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ebak
Posted 10/19/2005 10:17 PM (#10940 - in reply to #10902)
Subject: RE: 562 lopsided


are all velorexs like this? i would like to hear from other 562 owners.... thanks dan
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Bob in Wis
Posted 10/19/2005 10:42 PM (#10942 - in reply to #10902)
Subject: RE: 562 lopsided


no, only the ones with bent axles )
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claude #3563
Posted 10/20/2005 7:03 AM (#10944 - in reply to #10942)
Subject: RE: 562 lopsided



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We had a discussion long ago at SCT on this and it was agreed to by more than one person that some Velorex sidecars did not have the shock tower perpendicular to the sidecar frame from the factory. This can probably be checked out easily with the body removed. It could be 'fixed' or left alone as it is not a huge issue if you can live with it.
The concensus from the discussion was that most did not worry about it and sort of split the difference, so to speak. Checking sidecar tire wear
should tell the story over time on whether more adjustments are in order.
Please do not forgo checking out the axle etc as others here had suggested though.

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ebak
Posted 10/20/2005 9:13 AM (#10946 - in reply to #10902)
Subject: RE: 562 lopsided


thanks. i was thinking i was going crazy.. dan
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Uncle Ernie
Posted 10/20/2005 7:32 PM (#10955 - in reply to #10902)
Subject: RE: 562 lopsided


My rig is crooked, and I AM crazy, but I don't think there's a connection.
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ebak
Posted 10/20/2005 8:51 PM (#10956 - in reply to #10944)
Subject: RE: 562 lopsided


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ebak
Posted 10/20/2005 8:55 PM (#10957 - in reply to #10944)
Subject: RE: 562 lopsided


you mentioned that the towers could be fixed.. is it a couple of shims or something more difficult, for instance welding of some kind? i was thinking of just putting some type of shim where the body touches the frame, being careful of making full contact with the entire frame not just where the bolts go through.. thanks dan
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claude #3563
Posted 10/20/2005 9:26 PM (#10958 - in reply to #10957)
Subject: RE: 562 lopsided



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>>you mentioned that the towers could be fixed.. is it a couple of shims or something more difficult, for instance welding of some kind?<<

The tower assembly is actually welded to the frame and is not perpendicular to it.
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Ingmar
Posted 10/21/2005 10:39 AM (#10969 - in reply to #10940)
Subject: RE: 562 lopsided


Take notice that the 562 originally is designed for a 250 or 350cc engine with an own weidht of about 140kg.
Riding it assembled to a more heavier engine without alterations is more or less dangerous.
it is possible that the axle will bend ( mine did assembled to a suzuki 850gs )Replacing this for a thicker one is saver.
The original wheels should olso be replaced for a heavier one ( a wheel of an suzuki gs400 with a axle of 17mm will fit very good ).
And at last , sorry for my english.

Greetings from holland,

Ingmar Walboom

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