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This is a discussion on Difficulty tracking on the trail - Toe In Appears OFF within the Suspension forums, part of the Yamaha Wolverine Gen 1 708 cc SxS category; Well somewhere in an old thread which I cannot find methods of checking it were provided and I refresh myself from the service manual as ...

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    Difficulty tracking on the trail - Toe In Appears OFF

    Well somewhere in an old thread which I cannot find methods of checking it were provided and I refresh myself from the service manual as well. I got the front up enough to be in contact with the floor and so the measuring tape would go underneath for the rear tire measurement.

    I marked the tires horizontal outter edges at the centre using a level on a straight strip going through center hub. I had my son over to do the measurements to read the difference using the tires center molded ridge of the rubber for the center reference. It turns out there is approx 1.25" difference. Spec ideally around .25 inch as I recall recommended by others. Manual says .20" min to .59" max. This is way off

    I am going to have the dealer sort this out since it requires unbolting the arms.
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    My dealer fixed this problem
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    good to hear its all back to normal.
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    The string method is a good, quick way to get alignment in the ballpark. It's covered on YouTube. Essentially, you just run a string forward from the rear tire so that it just touches the sidewalls at hub height. Extend it forward without deflection and anchor it, still at hub height, just ahead of the front tire. Measure the distance from the rim to the string at the front and rear positions on the front rim. This will give you a good approximation of your state of toe. When my X2 was new it pulled strongly to the left and had a very mushy feel in the steering and very lazy self-centering. A few minutes with the string and a jackstand (I anchored the string on the tow ball at the rear), and the pulling tendancy was gone, steering inputs felt crisp, and releasing the wheel from a sharp turn had it spinning like a top back to center. I run the wheels just slightly out from parallel. Make sure your tires are all equally inflated. Used the same method on my - now my wife's - King Quad with equal success. There are some shortcomings. For one it assumes that your rear wheels are perfectly aligned, not always the case. Further it assumes that your rear tire sidewalls are uniform all around. Again, not always the case. But, it still works very well for off road applications and takes about 10 mins start to finish.
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    My Bighorn rear tires are much wider than the front. The fronts are very rounded cap whereas the rears are a flat profile. Not sure why but that's how they were match up and 27". When I took it to the dealer I saw them start with a solid steel flat length not quite as long as the machine and going side to side. I am not sure what they did. In the end its all go and said it was out about 1 3/4" and toe in is no 1/16 which would go away when the wheels load goes back down. Its a different machine for sure now. Even with these tires.
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    Half windshield
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    Aluminum Under armor
    Yamaha Warn 3500lb Winch & Synthetic rope

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