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Old 08-22-2007, 07:08 AM
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Doing a front end alignment on King Quad?

Hi guys...I working through a bunch of fall/winter prep on the KQ. After I got the new stud/lug nut on (thanks Bry!) I tackled the mounting plate for the 60 Moose County plow. To make life eaier I stood the KQ on its tail and worked away at the belly (works great this way)...however when I stood back a bit to admire my work I think I discovered why my bike pulls to the right (it has since new)...the right/front tire is turned in at the front enough so I can notice it while the left front is pointed straight ahead (this while the handle bar is pointed straight ahead)...it seems a little adjustment is in order...
Does anyone know how to do a front end alignment on this machine?

I took a picture to show the problem but it doesn't look nearly as bad in a photo as in real life (?)
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Old 08-22-2007, 08:04 AM
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I think it is done by a measurement.can't be too much fun
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Not sure about your quad, but on mine, there is a locknut where the inner tie rod end meets the outer. Back that off so you have room to work with and about 3/4's up the inner tie rod end is a place for a wrench. Turn the tie rod so that it threads out to 'push' your tire into alignment. Then re tighten the lock nut.

I had the same problem with my CTE when it came. I just measured the front of the tire in relation to the other. And the back of the tire in relation to the other. Got it within spec I think. Not that Its a highway machine, so close counts.
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go on nyroc web site they have a step by step with pictures
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its easy.. but it takes two, so grab someone who can read a tape line........ put your quad on level ground. Align your handle bars straight ahead. loosen off your lock nut on your tie rod end. measure at the back of the front tires at spindle height. then measure the front side of your front tires at spindle height. Make sure you use the same measuring point each time.... every tire out there has a center line, measure from that each time. adjust your tie rod while holding your measuring tape at the front of the tire, turing the tie-rod the wrong way will toe-out your tire. You are looking to have a slight toe-in of your tire. total toe of 1/4" or 1/8" side to side. You can check your individual toe if you have a center-line of your quad, then measure out from your centerline to the center of the front of your front tires and adjust till you have the same measurment front side to side and slightly in from you back of your front tires......

Hope this makes sence to everyone out there..... dam mechanic trying to explain sumthin.........
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wildman...I was just looking in the KQ tech section there and didn't see it?..
thechef, bubbles, pallsonator...thanks for the great ideas .
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EXCEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELENT!.........found it...thanks all!

http://www.nyrocatv.com/techtip.cgi?...&viewtopic=237
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good i just went there to find it for you with more details but you found it before i got back ,,i made this jig and its great and it works on all quads
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Wildman....is there anyway you could post a picture of the gig you made?
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exactly like the one on nyroc
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