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Is this frame bent or something else?

PostAuthor: dsobieralski » Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:07 pm

Hi,

So, I was walking around the bike today and I came up behind it and looked at it and something doesn't look right. The back tire does not align with the back fender. I have looked all over the frame both rear and side and I can't see any impact damage, but do you think that the frame is bent? When I drive it down the street, it seems to drive okay (I haven't went over 30MPH or so). It looks to me like it is "dog tracking". If so, do you think that I could use a chainfall and a couple of tow chains to try and straighten it out. If so, would I straighten the tire to the fender or the fender to the tire. Thanks in advance for the replies.

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Re: Is this frame bent or something else?

PostAuthor: dsobieralski » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:12 pm

Are there spacers on both sides that I need to look for?

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Re: Is this frame bent or something else?

PostAuthor: faffi » Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:16 am

You can check that you have all parts in the right place here
https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/yamah ... xj550h-j-k

Also, if the wheel doesn't sit straight in the swingarm, it can appear to be to one side - but it have to be really skewed to look like it does in the picture. I like to adjust the wheel so that the rear sprocket runs in the centre of the chain. If the chain constantly drag against the sprocket on one side, the wheel is not properly aligned. To verify, you can push the chain against the "free" side of the sprocket and then rotate; if the chain immediately goes back against the opposite side of the sprocket, you know it isn't running true. YMMV.
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Re: Is this frame bent or something else?

PostAuthor: Jake » Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:19 am

Well now, I assumed the question was about the 750, that’s why I moved the thread. I see now it’s about the XJ, so I have to move again. :doh:

In the future, specify which bike you are referring to, it’ll eliminate some confusion.
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Re: Is this frame bent or something else?

PostAuthor: faffi » Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:18 pm

Jake wrote:Well now, I assumed the question was about the 750, that’s why I moved the thread. I see now it’s about the XJ, so I have to move again. :doh:



Maybe time to open your own moving agency :der:


Kidding - you're doing a :GJ:
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Re: Is this frame bent or something else?

PostAuthor: Jake » Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:56 pm

faffi wrote:
Maybe time to open your own moving agency :der:



I think I need an increase in salary.
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Re: Is this frame bent or something else?

PostAuthor: faffi » Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:11 pm

I guess your salary is exactly zero? Then management say we can increase that by how many % you want :bg:
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