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Old 07-01-2015, 08:50 PM
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Cfl engine alignment question??

I really hope this frame isnt that far off, anyway here goes engine, trans and motor plate on snugged evrything as directed, rear motor mount first then front then trans etc... back wheel centered with back bone, then i remove motor plate and put a staright edge from rear sprocket to front and it appears that when its flat on the rear sprocket its touching the front part of the front sprocket and its off from the rear a tiny bit, almost as if the motor and trans are slightly cocked a little in the pic youl see the front motor mount in relation to the frame looks a little off, what do i do? ream the mounting holes and twist it all a little ? whne i spin the wheel it rolls fine but chain makes a slight noise, didnt know if that would wear in?
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Old 07-01-2015, 10:19 PM
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Definitely looks strange. Id loosen it up and try to straighten it up. It could be just one hole that is fighting you but this is why you do mock up better to find it now than after its painted.....
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i have loosened it up and tried but the motor plate and trans fight it and pushes it back to where it, can i ream those holes a little? or is that a bad idea,it might be the tranny holes that need a little work, but i just dont know if making them all wider is bad or not.
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What year of frame is that? Is it a Daytec CFL frame?
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no It came from WCC 2005
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Going to have to get them to line up. Opening up the holes a little bit isn't going to hurt anything especially being you will torque them all in the end.
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Can you post a pic of just the holes with no motor - straight on as possible?

The motor plate should pull motor and trans into alignment.
Is this belt drive?
There should be play in the trans mount to allow a straight motor and trans
but then it would be crooked to the frame - you said the motor and trans are
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Old 07-03-2015, 10:45 AM
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can you remove the primary freely on and off when the motor and trans is bolted down?
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I had to slightly ream my holes on my 06 frame. No biggie
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Old 07-04-2015, 03:17 PM
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i can remove the plate pretty freely i have to tap it a little but not too much, when i put a straight edge on the pulleys its very close back wheel is slightly out from the trans sprocket but not a lot at all, maybe a 1/16th of an inch i read somewhere it can be withing .050 inch? tire spins free and chain doesnt bind.
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I said pulleys in last post. I meant sprockets
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Old 07-05-2015, 10:18 AM
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no expert here but would say get your alignment perfect. If you know your wheel is perpendicular to the frame wodddle away to get the that 1/16 inline. Pull one bolt at a time on the tranny motor to minimize how many holes need to be opened up.

As long as your mounts and axle are level it doesn't really matter, have a similar problem with my frame where parts are not welded in perfect but the mount are level. Its like with builders that's the most important part when making a frame but everything else not so much.

A couple videos I would recommend to anyone to watch to check when first purchasing a frame.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFmlOFDH6dY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Kk2_n6W7Co

They have some other cool videos too.
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I had to enlarge holes several times when I built my shovelhead frame..once I got it lined up..I filled in the exposed part of the hole with weld so it wouldn't move around. I also installed transmission adjusters so I could take up any slack in the primary..
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Old 07-07-2015, 09:42 PM
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Thanks guys. Its taking time but im slowly dialing it in. I just got my spacers cut from the machine shop. So thats done just need to maybe get a special size transmission sprocket spacer. And that should help.
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