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Throwley
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TRACKING

Post by Throwley » Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:12 pm

I'm a straightedge and string man myself, but is there a 'best practice' method for Trikings? And what's the consensus on toe-in amount?
I found a bit of feathering on my tyres so must have cocked up last time I adjusted...

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Re: TRACKING

Post by westendguzzi » Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:52 pm

3mm toe in is about right.
Picture shows how I do it.
Note small blocks of wood glued to straight edge to contact rim.
Don't forget to roll back and forward everytime you adjust to settle the tyres on the ground.
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Re: TRACKING

Post by Crozier3 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:11 pm

Hi All,
Been there done that....now I use a Trackrite floor plate.
This allows the car to be rolled over the plate and a pointer indicates the amount of out of true.
Make adjustment and retest....make adjustment etc etc
The first time it was a faff, but now it takes a couple of runs, then job done.
Bill aka Crozier3

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Re: TRACKING

Post by Throwley » Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:24 am

Thanks for the replies.

Both are a definite improvement on string. I'll knock up some wooden tracking gauges as per the picture whilst keeping my eye on Ebay for a cheap Trakrite.

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Re: TRACKING

Post by peakrock » Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:30 pm

If you're still interested in a Trakrite plate you can get one for £39.16p at the moment from Tool Academy on eBay, they're doing 20% off normal price if you apply their discount code. Here's a link to it.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/182016390664

Dave

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Re: TRACKING

Post by Richard and Pat » Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:10 pm

Do you want to borrow one?

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Re: TRACKING

Post by Throwley » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:38 am

Hi Richard.

Thank you for the kind offer; yes, I'd love to borrow one to have a go!

I'm a bit overwhelmed with other work at the moment (in fact the Triking is behind a wall of DIY/clearance junk at present) but as soon as I've managed to get a bit of free time I'll contact you.

Thanks again!

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Re: TRACKING

Post by Richard and Pat » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:41 am

I think you have my number.
I also have a better one coming and that may be available too. Just as soon as I have used it myself.

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Re: TRACKING

Post by peakrock » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:28 pm

Thanks for the offer Richard, I bought one at that price as I think I'll be tinkering a while as the suspension etc beds in...

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