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BCR_AK

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Hi all,

Come to fit my cycle wings and the Tiger-supplied brackets seem to clash with the lower ball joint nut when trying to achieve the correct horizontal spacing to clear the tyres. Looks like I might need 30-40mm spacers, but can't tell exactly until I've cleared the ball joint.

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^ only just clearing the tyre
 


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^ cycle wing bracket attachment plate clashing with ball joint nut - potentially needs reshaping.


I've seen some posts about people having to bend the bars to gain vertical clearance, but I've not seen anyone having to fettle the 3-bolt attachment plate?!

I have nothing out the ordinary as far as I know - Cortina uprights (Tiger supplied, not sure which mk), 195/55/R15 on 7" ET38 alloys. Unless maybe Tiger supply narrower wheels (6 or 6.5") as standard and therefore no clash?

Anyone else had the same issue before I go unnecessarily ruining the lovely paint finish on these brackets?


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Mine has spacers between the upright and the bracket. 

I'll measure them later and let you know.
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Cheers Andy. Yeah a measurement would be useful info.

I've got the tube for the spacers, but looks like these will have to be longer than Tiger intended in order for the arms to clear the tyre. But if I get the right clearance from the tyre, the plate fouls on the ball joint nut.

The plate is pretty thick and what I need to fettle shouldn't adversely affect it's strength, so I'm happy to do it, but just want to double check I've not missed something silly before I get the ankle grinder on it!

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I used spacers on mine. About 15mm long from memory
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Hmm. Looking more like 35mm for mine!
Because of the 7" wheels maybe?

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Mine are 25mm with a 7" wheel

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Thanks Andy.

Your plate still looks triangular (i.e. no fettling and sufficient clearance from the ball joint) so not sure why it's different on mine. Could be different brackets or wheel offset.

I'll have another head scratch tomorrow and also call Tiger.

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Anoop

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Can you not bend tube out a touch where it connects to plate and re-shape the top. Thats what I did and got away with smaller packers.
Also what offset are your wheels?

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Can you not bend tube out a touch where it connects to plate and re-shape the top. Thats what I did and got away with smaller packers.
Also what offset are your wheels?


Now why didn't I think of that? [rofl] Sometimes I overlook the simple solution....

I'll have a go at bending it. Did you need to apply some heat?

Wheels are ET38. I also thought about using spacers, but would probably then need longer wheel studs etc and I didn't fancy that.

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No didn’t apply any heat. Just be careful you don’t over do it
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