Rear wheel is offset

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JV
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Rear wheel is offset

Postby JV » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:33 pm

I pulled my 1971 Sprint 150 out of the back of the garage today and noticed the rear wheel appears to be offset maybe close to an inch from the centerline of the scoot. Additionally the top of the wheel appears to closer to the centerline than does the tire patch.....in essence, it leans in to the top it appears.

I'm sure the scoot is telling me something.

Something obvious to look for???

thanks,
fried okra

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12CI
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Re: Rear wheel is offset

Postby 12CI » Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:46 pm

first thing that pops into my mind is swing arm bushings/pivot.
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Re: Rear wheel is offset

Postby Zeets » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:37 am

12CI wrote:first thing that pops into my mind is swing arm bushings/pivot.


+1

http://www.claussstudios.com/ Is the place to get new bushings from. His urathane units will fix that wonky tire.
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Re: Rear wheel is offset

Postby dirtyhandslopez » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:09 am

Agreed.
Just did new Claus mounts in a motor. The hard part is removing the old rubber bushings and the steel tubes inside them. A piece of threaded rod, washer and nuts was what I used as pullers to get the original parts out. Once the steel tubes were removed, the rubbers came out easily enough.Putting the new bushes in was easy peasey.
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