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Shawn Hurt

2013 Suzuki King Quad 750 tire wear

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I have a 2013 KQ I bought it new but rolled it a few years ago. I have replaced the left lower A-arm and left tie rod, the steering is still a little sketchy as I just eye balled the alignment. But the major issue is the left front tire cambers out at the top and has wore the tire bald. Tires have about 2000 miles on them but other 3 are half tread and left front is a slick.. I can not see anything else bent and don't know what to do..  

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Hey @Shawn Hurt welcome to Quadcrazy. When you roll or wreck a quad what’s not really understood is the tubular frame.  It’s not as strong as you would think.  Having said that I don’t think a roll over would bend the frame but would do a little more damage then you would think.  Hear is what I would do. 

Take the machine and sit it on solid level ground like a garage floor with a nice level slab.  Jack the front end up and take the tires off, then pull the shocks off as well so both swing arms are hanging. Double check for any additional damage you may have missed initially. 

Then take some measurements of the bottom of the rotor to the floor and some other measurements along the frame. Maybe from the front push bar to the edge of the rotors etc and look for something that stands out. Could be as simple as a bad shock. Or in need of an alignment, the tie rod ends could be out of whack etc.

Something is going to jump out after taking measurements.  Shit I would even put a laser on a block and see how the front end sits across  the center of the hubs where they bolt up, the main bolt with the cotter pin that holds the hub on. If you put a laser on them they should be pretty level  just make sure you have the bike on somewhat level ground and it’s jacked up level.  Use a torpedo level across the frame and see how it’s sitting, level it off and hit it with a laser level after you know the frame is level.  

If the handle bars got hit then the steering column could have been bent.

Chedk how much thread is exposed on the tie rods and they match each other, if one is more the the other then that’s a problem. 

Most atv’s when they do not have a rider on them sit higher due to the anticipation of additional weight of the rider so they may slope outward slightly when it sits without anyone on it.  When you sit on it the wheels come in due to the weight. So also have someone that’s similar in weight sit on the bike and see what the front tires look like from the front.    

 

 

 

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