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Old 04-12-2013, 04:56 AM   #1
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Default Setting Camber/Tow In with Lift

I have a 6" lift with 23" tires and put some Harley sportster shocks on front, the shocks are adjustable and I have adjustment on the lift as well but I just can't seem to find that right position to get the wheels strait up and down. I don't want it wearing my new tires funny, is there something else I can do? Thanks for any help on this.
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:08 AM   #2
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Need the proper lenght shock to bring camber to the proper angle
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:44 AM   #3
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When I did my front end I mounted my shocks solid on the bottom and clamped them off on top. After mounting the tie rods in their proper position i set the front end down and set the tires slightly in this position \ /. I simulated the average weight usually in the cart and adjusted the shocks until the tires were straight up and down when normal weight was in the cart. This took a little fooling around but the tires are like this \ / slightly when the cart is empty and like this l l when loaded with average weight. The older Yamaha front ends are not real high tec but you can get them pretty close. Remember when you put the front end on a jack and lift it you'll need to bounce it around a little when you let it down for the tires to find there neutral position. I did mine on grass so the tires wouldn't be biting into concrete and be evn more difficult. Just my two cents.....
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:45 AM   #4
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by the way, I used Honda 400ex shocks.
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:54 PM   #5
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Default Re: Setting Camber/Tow In with Lift

Abieex that's exactly what mine does..tilts in at bottom till I get weight in it, then it pretty much corrects itself I guess, just wasn't not sure if it was normal. Like I said..I have adjustment and I can go either way..top of tires in or out, just can't find that happy medium! Thanks for the input.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:28 PM   #6
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Very typical of a G1 front end!
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:43 PM   #7
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G2, G9 are the same way. Tires should be straight with a normal load on the cart. You can put sand on the concrete lol, that helps, then just turn the steering wheel back and forth a couple times. Note if your lift angles the arms downward this situation is worse and your toe in needs to be nearly perfect. That is how I lifted mine, I should change it and move the arm mounts down part way. But it does corner on rails on the trail.
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:35 PM   #8
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G2, G9 are the same way. Tires should be straight with a normal load on the cart. You can put sand on the concrete lol, that helps, then just turn the steering wheel back and forth a couple times. Note if your lift angles the arms downward this situation is worse and your toe in needs to be nearly perfect. That is how I lifted mine, I should change it and move the arm mounts down part way. But it does corner on rails on the trail.
That's a good trick! The tires grip the concrete, that's why people have trouble getting their cart to "settle" when setting up the suspension.
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