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Old 03-13-2013, 04:54 PM   #24
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Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Jacksonville, Flatistan
Oddometer: 319

You DO have to play with these things to get them right.

On mine I used 15% of wheel base for my sidecar wheel lead.

I used a binder strap from the frame through the wheel to simulate me sitting o the bike - made adjustments easier.

Also, after you have adjusted the bike - roll it back and forth before you take another toe-in measurement, often the tires will bind on the floor and readings will be false.

Tire pressures DO effect the adjustments. I ran mine up, which makes the bike steer easier and the adjustments were easier as well.

I'd read all the blogs on set-up - etc..... It took me a few practice adjustments before it all made sense - then I really make some head way..... practice makes perfect.

Mine came out good enough that I do not feel I need leading links nor a dampner.

Good luck.
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