Rear wheel leaning left
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1981 p200e
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Location: kelowna british columbia
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:56 am quote
81 p200e rear wheel is leaning to the left. I rebuilt motor last winter and installed new bushings front and rear. Anybody have any ideas why it is leaning? The scoot rides fine and thereís no rubbing sounds. Rear brake works great as well. I did install a new rear shoot I the previous year.
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Molto Verboso
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Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:22 am quote
What sort of quality of bushings did you use? Also, having a bent frame will make the engine tilt.
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1981 p200e
Joined: 20 Nov 2005
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Location: kelowna british columbia
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:39 am quote
Bushings were of medium quality. Not the cheapest nor the most expensive
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Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:12 am quote
Pics would help
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Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:51 pm quote
SoCalGuy wrote:
Pics would help
This can't be emphasized enough. You'll be amazed what we can diagnose from a picture.
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Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:59 pm quote
furnaceman wrote:
81 p200e rear wheel is leaning to the left. I rebuilt motor last winter and installed new bushings front and rear. Anybody have any ideas why it is leaning? The scoot rides fine and thereís no rubbing sounds. Rear brake works great as well. I did install a new rear shoot I the previous year.
Thanks.
If the engine isnít loose - I.e. can rock side-to-side, then I canít think of anything except a twisted frame that could cause this. Doubt you could twist the swing arm - surely it would break first. And wouldíve thought a twisted frame would cause the rear wheel to look vertical - the whole rear would be twisted. Every other situation should cause play. And then I would expect it all to lean to the right because of the weight of the motor.

Or an optical illusion due to a wide tire conversion? Rear wheel shifted to the left?
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