PA50 rear wheel out of alignment

Kiel the Canuck /

Hey folks;

I've noticed that the PA50 feels a bit odd when ridden, so I decided to have a look at the alignment. The front half of the rear wheel was slightly to the right. The only way I could see to correct this was to push the right-hand side axle adjustment forward a bit.

So now, the wheel appears to be straight, but the hash marks on the axle adjustments no longer match on the left and right.

There's no visible bends or cracks in the subframe.

So am I stuck replacing a subframe, leaving the axle adjusted as-is, or ?

Re: PA50 rear wheel out of alignment

Kiel the Canuck /

PS: Anyone think adjusting the engine/subframe bolts would help?

Re: PA50 rear wheel out of alignment

Align the wheel, leave the damn thing alone. Not every one is perfect, that is why it is adjustable. The engine is not adjustable.

Re: PA50 rear wheel out of alignment

Kiel the Canuck /

DPC Ryan Wrote:

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> Align the wheel, leave the damn thing alone. Not

> every one is perfect, that is why it is

> adjustable. The engine is not adjustable.

Thanks. I was worried that pushing the adjustment so far in difference would do something weird to the gearbox bearings or whatever. The simplicity of my 40V has me spoiled :D (edited)

Re: PA50 rear wheel out of alignment

The top bolts on the swing arm are square to each other with the motor mounts. The bottom slots are not. Because of the different components, vario on one side and brake plate on the other,, the brake plate side of the swing arm is about 1/2" shorter on the adjuster.

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Re: PA50 rear wheel out of alignment

Did you just say Motobecane and simplicity in the same sentence?

Re: PA50 rear wheel out of alignment

Kiel the Canuck /

DPC Ryan Wrote:

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> Did you just say Motobecane and simplicity in the

> same sentence?

Hey, 40V has no swing arm or gearbox, just a screw adjuster :D

Re: PA50 rear wheel out of alignment

And every Moby issue, of which there are more than several.

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Kiel the Canuck /

DPC Ryan Wrote:

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> And every Moby issue, of which there are more than

> several.

Not so bad once you have good engine mounts... and rebuild the engine... and reshim the variator...and fix the electrical switches...and relube the fork dampers... replace the special "honeycomb" brake shoes...replace the rotting fork rubbers... throw away the shitty carb...

Okay, maybe a few issues :D

Re: PA50 rear wheel out of alignment

For now just move the wheel.

Re: PA50 rear wheel out of alignment

Kiel the Canuck /

Yeah, I set up the "string" method for checking alignment. Straightened out the back wheel, tightened it up. Now it doesn't feel squirrelly when I ride down the road

Re: PA50 rear wheel out of alignment

Success !

Re: PA50 rear wheel out of alignment

Kiel the Canuck /

Steve Clark Wrote:

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> Success !

I thought I was going mental. Every time I rode in a straight line for long it felt like my ass was going to change lanes without me

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