| The wheel
alignment of the motor bicycle part of the combination is dealt
with under section 2-5 of this manual.
Vertical Alignment. It is normal for many side car to motor
bicycle combinations to be set up in a manner which is not absolutely
If the misalignment is considered excessive, a road test may
be conducted at the testers discretion, to assess the effect
on the handling of the combination. A tester may ride with the
owner of the combination to make this assessment, (see Introduction
| 1. With
the steering in the straight ahead position, place a straight
edge or cord against the outer walls of the rear tyre-Place
a second straight-edge or cord against the outer waifs of the
side car tyre and measure between the straight-edges or cord
at the front and rear of the combination.
Assess any toe-in or toeout of motorcycle and side car wheels.
2. Check visually the vertical alignment of the motorcycle and
a. Toe-out of the side car wheel relative to the motorcycle
b. Excessive toe-in of the side car wheel relative to the motorcycle.
2. Excessive vertical misalignment between the motorcycle and
the side car wheel which adversely affects the handling of the
combination (see information column).