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Re: aligning the wheels

I have a '94 RS, they call them the Beta-bikes. Yes it was out. BMW does not
say which way is the 9 mm applies. Now I placed it 6 mm towards the drive,
that is 6 mm from the factory setting. It is 9.5 mm towards the drive from
the center-plane of the front wheel. Still pulling a bit to the right, so I
am still at it.
Bob Silas

----- Original Message -----
From: Mick
To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2007 9:27 AM
Subject: Re: aligning the wheels

At 04:57 PM 9/30/2007, you wrote:
>Just a brief description about my experiment with my RS:
>We all know (owners of early RSs) that the bike is pulling to the right. We
>all load the lefthand side systemcase much more to counterbalance this
>I built a wheel alignment jig, added double shims between the wheel hub and
>the drive unit, made a 6 mm thick shim too....
>Now I am machining of from the hub of the wheel to get the rim closer to
>right side, closer to the drive unit. The result is very promising but I
>need more time.
>I'll be out of town for the next 3 weeks but on my return I'll continue the
>remedy, which I will write up in details including the alignment jig.
>Bob Silas

   The factory spec on wheel tracking is +/- 9mm  You don't mention
what bike you are attempting to 'fix' but was it outside that range for
alignment before you started playing with it?
   I guess I'm one of the 'lucky' ones, my '96 R1100RT does not pull
to either side. :))


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