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Old 04-24-2007, 09:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey any of you guys have any problem with front wheel alignment?
My Foreman is only about a month old and my front tires definely do not point straight when the handlebars are straight. The left seems to be the worst. I haven't hit anything. Just curious if any of yall have had simular issues with front end.

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Old 04-24-2007, 09:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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YES I HAD TO REDO MINE MY WIFES RANCHER A FRIENDS FOREMAN HIS WIFES RANCHER AND ANOTHER RANCHER ALL NEW BIKES THEY MUST JUST THROW THE WHEELS ON.
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Old 04-24-2007, 10:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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mine has been like that since we got ours. honda sets them from the factory with the wheels alinegnment offset. why? i have no clue.
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Old 04-24-2007, 10:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i'm not sure of the offset but they are definatlly suppossed to be toed out. i can look up measurement if you want, but i only eyeball it and do it slightly. just loosen up you tie rod adjustments and you can even them up.
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Old 04-24-2007, 11:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I had to bring my bike back after a week with one tire toed in alot. It was just a loose tie rod nut so they just tighten it up for me. Now I just got new mudlites and it seems they are both turned inward slightly.
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mine does the same thing, seems to be a common thing with the honda's
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Old 04-25-2007, 12:00 AM   #7 (permalink)
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specs do call for a slight toe out, i think i also remember that the bigger the tires the less the toe in called for.
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i was having the same problem with my alignment, seemed after i adjusted the toe in a few rides later it would be out to lunch again, i bought a set of aftermarket tie rods off of ebay and haven't had the problem since
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Old 04-26-2007, 10:48 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Honda has the toe out set like this because, at high speeds ( faster than 5 MPH) it helps to stablize the bike. Keeps it from darting all over the road. Yes it does look funny and you may be ok with setting the toe a little more in with little noticable darting. Also I was told that it helps when in 4 wheel drive and going uphill it performs better with the toe out set per Honda Specs. To each his own. I left mine at factory specs.
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Old 05-03-2007, 01:59 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i just installed a HL lift and the front of my tires were pulled in about 2-3inches on both sides... i need to adjust my tie rods now. HL says this is common.
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