NEW MACHINE WHEEL, FORK AND FENDER ALIGNMENT
The wheel alignment on all new motorcycles must be checked before being delivered to the customer.
The rear wheel is assembled in approximate alignment in production but the only machines which are carefully inspected are for ready-to-ride delivery.
The suggested alignment is as follows: Place the motorcycle on the center stand. Hold a straight piece of pipe or bar against the side of the front and rear tires as high from the floor as possible. When the bar is in contact with the front
and rear edges of both tires, the wheels are in proper alignment. Move the rear wheel with the chain adjusting screws to correct the alignment. Check the chain and rear brake adjustments after the wheel is tightened in the frame.
FORK AND FENDER ALIGNMENT – MODEL 350 CHIEF
Interference between the fork dust shield cover and fork lower tube or fender can be cleared by placing a 3/16″ spacer at each bolt between the fender and the bracket on the lower tube. Part #1800001 Stud Spacer is the correct thickness.
This will relieve the tension on the fork tube which is caused by the fender being narrower than the brackets.