Rear Axle at 6 O'clock or 12 O'clock
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Author:  AndyK [ Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:46 am ]
Post subject:  Rear Axle at 6 O'clock or 12 O'clock

I had never considered this before but just read the article in "Cycle" January 1989.

In the article they discuss how changing the rear axle from around the 12 O'clock to around 6 O'clock in order to increase ground clearance made the bike twitchy...

I have looked at lot's of pictures of members bikes and most seem to be at 6 with a fair few at 12. The official workshop manual makes it as clear as mud since one sketch shows it at 6 with the next showing it at 12

I'm about to do some maintenance on the back end and wondered if anyone had tried swapping and which they liked best?

Andy :)

Author:  Derek [ Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:33 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Rear Axle at 6 O'clock or 12 O'clock

Same idea as the eccentric axle in the singled sided swinging arms. Tensioning the chain alters the ride height and the suspension tie rod should be adjusted to compensate.
You can of course achieve the correct chain tension with the axle in 2 positions - above the axle centre line, or below it. There is no ride height adjustment on the Paso, so get it wrong and you could affect the handling badly.

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