Thursday, May 24, 2018

R60/5 Alignment

Tuesday morning, Brian came by with his R60/5 w/Ural sidecar rig. JedR and I had talked to him at the last airhead.org get together at the Howling Dog. While looking at it, it was arrarant that the sidecar wasn't aligned right. We gave him some suggestions and he did some alignment work. The sidecar frame is now level, lean out is 1° and toe-in is ½". Just about perfect now. Before working on it, he said it was leaned in and toed out slightly. He said that it still pulled to the right and suggested that the toe-in be increased until the pulling decreases at whatever speed he rides at. With the R60, that’ll probably be 50-55mph. 

Jed also brought his Ural by since it was making some funny sounds from the sidecar wheel. We had replaced the sidecar wheel last week and it looks like there may either be some pieces missing or it’s the wrong hub. The wheel was dragging on the caliper and the disc broke its mounting to the hub. The scraping damaged the bolt heads of the disc mount so an allen wrench no longer fits. We tried drilling them out and one of the drills broke inside the bolt. 

4 comments:

david R said...

I have a bolt extraction tool that may be of use.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/5-5-5-HABEN-TOR-KIT-OUT-EZ-OUT-BROKEN-BOLT-EXTRACTORS-5-HSS-S-DRILL-BITS-/251250100517?rmvSB=true

RichardM said...

The left-handed drill bit from the extractor set that I had broke inside of the bolt. I'm not sure if there was enough material to get the broken chunk of bit out. I believe that Jed is planning to take it back to the shop in Delta.

redlegsrides said...

Bummer about the sidecar wheel.....I've had one of the two mounting bolt holes on the caliper strip out....just used a nut to hold the bolt in place from that point on. I think you may be right in that the hub itself is the issue.

RichardM said...

Kind of curious what Mickey says. This wheel was built at the Ural headquarters in Redmond so I would assume that they know what they are doing.