Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Kings Mountain, NC, USA
Re: Rear wheel spacer?
Well, I just went and looked. My wheel looks centered to me.
Many years ago when I rode an FLH, I had a mishap one evening that tweaked the frame just a little. After replacing the obviously bent parts like fenders, crash bars, handle bars and gas tanks I went for a ride. It handled a little odd, not real bad, it was rideable but I decided to fix it right. Got the frame spec from the manufacturer after some trouble. Stripped it down to the frame ( a whole lot easier than doing that to an LT) and went to measuring. The steering head was twisted to one side. Straightened it to factory spec and put it together. It tracked better than it ever had ( I had it since new), tires wore evenly but it developed another oddity. At the time I lived in Nebraska and the only cruise control we had was the throttle lock, could ride for many miles without touching the handle bars. But. After the repair, if you came off of a bridge and it had a drop off, it would develop a wobble that slowly got worse, best fix was to give it a little throttle and you were good to the next bridge/overpass.
Motorcycle frames have a fairly wide range of specification. If they handle OK and the tires wear OK, be happy and ride it.
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