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Old 12-26-2007, 04:19 AM   #421
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hey guys, i need help with building my moto

dont know how to explain this, but here goes

its to do with the back end connection between the axle part and the main block. (sorry cant remember proper names)

the upper left pivot ball is offset by a few mm and causes the axle block to be angled, (shown in picture 2)

the right block is normal and is not offset and fits perfectly

any ideas ppl?? really bugging me this problem

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Old 12-26-2007, 04:45 AM   #422
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I think it is a perpendicularity issue with one of your pillow balls that is causing it. I just flexed mine a little and screwed it in. After some time it settles in and is as smooth as can be. It bothered me at first too but I couldn't see anything that could be improperly assembled and causing it. Not sure what side mine was. Might have been both a little bit?
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Old 12-26-2007, 05:58 AM   #423
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thanks for reply,
i thought about the pillow balls and swaped the left and rock axle blocks over to see if it was the pillow balls causing it

after i swapped the right and left, the same fing still happens on the left side. hmmm i realy dont understand how it can be that badly offsetted. i fink all my assemlbly is done properly,
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:08 AM   #424
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Disassemble the parts: remove the pivot balls from the arms, and this time thread them into the upper and lower arms at the same time.
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:34 AM   #425
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hey garen, thanks for reply
what pivot balls should i take out and redo??
and how do u take the pivot bals out??
takes alot of effort to get in thats why

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Old 12-26-2007, 10:37 AM   #426
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loosen the pivot balls that hold the rear uprights to the rear lower arms, and remove the uprights from the arms completely.
Make sure you have an equal number and size of shims between the rear lower arms and the rear lower arm mounts (stock is 2mm, my setups use 1mm).
Re-install the uprights to the arms, but this time install them into the upper and lower arms equally, taking turns between the 3 pivot balls.
Make sure the pivot balls go straight into the arms, and not at an angle.
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:38 AM   #427
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thanks garen

i already tried that, it ends up at an angle, i will take a picture and show u what i mean
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:52 AM   #428
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ok here goes

picture one shows the RIGHT side, as you can see all the pillow balls are pointing straight and parallel, like they should

picture two shows the LEFT side, this is where the top pillow ball is struggling to keep inline with the upper arm. this causes the un parallel between the top and bottom pillow balls

thanks in advance
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Remove the upper arms from the bulkheads, install them to the uprights, then re-install them to the bulkheads.
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hey garen

thanks for the tip

i tried it, but the left rear hub bends upwards,(shown in my previous post)
im sure this is a fault, could this be caused by wrong assembly or a faulty made part??

i rebuilt the back in twice and i stil cant find the assembly fault

any more tips
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ok here goes

picture one shows the RIGHT side, as you can see all the pillow balls are pointing straight and parallel, like they should

picture two shows the LEFT side, this is where the top pillow ball is struggling to keep inline with the upper arm. this causes the un parallel between the top and bottom pillow balls

thanks in advance
From the looks of your picture. The only way it can be that far off is for the REAR lower arm pivot ball connecting to the rear bulkhead has many fewer shims than the front lower arm pivot ball. Any pics of that?
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Old 12-26-2007, 02:43 PM   #433
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i checked the shims, the shims are installed as said in the manual, i really cant see anything wrong with how i built it.

hopefully i can dream of an answer tonight
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i checked the shims, the shims are installed as said in the manual, i really cant see anything wrong with how i built it.

hopefully i can dream of an answer tonight
Sorry you are having those troubles, I know its frustrating
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Old 12-26-2007, 03:17 PM   #435
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im just looking forward to racing the car. the first ever time i drove my friends motonica, i knew i had to get one.

the car is just soo planted. its got soo much steering yet soo much rear grip at the same time. the car just felt amazing compared to my S brand car.
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