No it's not normal.7/8 inch tow out. is this normal? Just bought trike 4 mos.ago, 2001/06trike kit.
So take it back to the dealer or to a trusted mechanic to get checked out.Low maintenance. No alignment adjustments.
If you run "0" toe the trike will NOTdrive very good (wandering) all vehicles with side by side wheels need toe.I'ld want "zero" toe on my rear wheels if independent .... :thumbsup:
As we are getting a little off topic....They all can be measured for "toe in" or"toe out", and zero means they are "parallel" and thus "toe" is "zero".
The whole point of having wheels"toe in" slightly is to allow for front wheels that are pushed down the roadway to tighten up in rubber bushings which sees them pushed back slightly. If set to "zero toe" they'ld assume a "toe out" condition going down the roadway. You can adjust a little "toe out" on a track car which will cause it to turn into a corner better, but it will also eat inside tread, but then it's a track car.
On my two T birds with independent rear suspension, their rear wheelsget set at "zero toe" as they bothpush and get pulled depending if acceleration or braking.
My Trike has a solid axle in rear, it has "zero toe" as do my pickups and other cars and mytrailers.
Oh yeah, he needs to get his "toe" checked and set, but with using 2x4s and even as crude as a tires sidewalls can be, if he measured 3/4" toe out, he's got something worn out bad or bent.I would take the trike to an athurized dealer/repair shop and have it looked at. A regular shop that does allinements might be able to put the sensors on the rear wheels and tell you exactly what the tow really is.
Also, a front drive car will tend to have tow-out from the factory, as the drive force will tend to pull them close to zero-tow.
Yes, some extra tow-out will help keep a car stable with both turn-in and abrupt direction changes in performace driving, but caster,ackerman angles and other factors come into play too.
Are you saying the wheel is bent?Trike pulls to the right,I ran two 2x4's nexr to tires and measuted toe out. left wheel looks ro be bent to outside at the front. will cintack The Trike Shop see what they recomend.
Trike pulls to the right,I ran two 2x4's nexr to tires and measuted toe out. left wheel looks ro be bent to outside at the front. will cintack The Trike Shop see what they recomend.
Are you saying the wheel is bent?
When checking toe by your method 2x4's You need to rotate the tire with the trike jacked up to find the low and high spots on the tire and rotate the tire so the 2x4 crosses the tire at 2 spots that are near the same so bent rim or tire will have little effect on your messurement.
You may need a new axle housing if iy isout that much. Somkething is obviously very wrong
It is also importsnt theat the axle is in alinment with front wheel. The best thing tio use is a string line on each side of tne bike strung betweenjack stands. You need to run the strings parralel to each otherfrom behind the bike to past the front of the bike. You then center the front wheel between the 2 strings andalso the rear between the 2 strings. then you can messurethe rear wheel at the front and back sidewall's this will tell you the alinment of each wheel. You could also runn a 3 rd string across the back square to the othere 2 lines . You can meassure the axle tosee seeifone sideis farther ahead than the other. Wilf