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Old 03-09-2006, 10:32 AM
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Question Straightening a bent reliant axle????

Could really do with some help please!!!

Looks like iv found out why my trike is wobbling/weaving around so badly, the reliant regal axle is out of true.

If the axle is put on stands and arranged so that one rear wheel is absolutely vertical, then the other rear wheel is several degrees off vertical-eeek. The back swing arm setup was made in a jig and is good but when its mounted to the bent axle it puts the whole bike frame off straight so the front wheel is not vertical. Capiche??

One of the tubes is fixed into the diff box at an angle ie probably the result of a crash/impact.Great. Well done for me that i didnt spot it in the first place.

Can i straighten the axle tube by 'reseating' it or something? Is it likely to have bent the half shaft too? Ie am i likely to be wasting my time?

Or is two back wheels at different angles to each other not likely to f$%k up the steering into a bad weave? I can only imagine that its not going to help!!!

Anyone know/done similar i'd appreciate a message because im so close to getting it on the road, to the mot etc.....Ta
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Old 03-09-2006, 10:45 AM
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get anuther axle,how much is ya life worth,,,,,,,
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Old 03-09-2006, 11:04 AM
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agree with xj.
is your life is worth more than 50 cos thats what axles are going for at the moment.
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Old 03-09-2006, 03:36 PM
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i agree, reliant axles are cheap as chips, you might not even be able to get it straight, or if you do, it will put too much stress on the metal, bin it and get another, its waaaaay too dodgy to straighten one!
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Old 03-09-2006, 04:09 PM
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wow gonn have to move house, they go for 3 times that round here, I sold one last week for 145

I didnt ask that, just told him to make me an offer for it!!!
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Old 04-09-2006, 02:33 PM
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Ok iv got a new axle-thanks for the responses, life IS too short...

I know that i need to turn the axle upside down to match bike shaft rotation to the axle BUT

several people have said that theyve just turned the diff upside down instead of the whole axle to achieve 5 forward gears rather than 5 reverses. I have had a look in the forum and ive looked inside the diff casing- i cant see what to turn upside down...

The reason i want to do it this way if i can is that it saves having to prise the shafts out to turn the shoes so they face correctly etc etc

Can anyone shed any light on how this is done please?

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Old 04-09-2006, 04:27 PM
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I would turn the axle upside down, never done it with the diff inside the casing, didnt think there was the room!
Place axle on the ground with the spring mounts on the top (flat plates at the end) with the pinion (where the prop attaches) facing forwards.
grab one side of the axle, leaving the other side still on the floor and lift it up right and then over to the other side (so that the spring mounts are at the bottom) but with the pinion still facing forwards.
You have now turn your axle upside down
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wow gonn have to move house, they go for 3 times that round here, I sold one last week for 145

I didnt ask that, just told him to make me an offer for it!!!
i hope that was the complete car, not just the axle, you can get one with tax and test round here for 200 quid!!!
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