The MAXTON FRAMECHEK is a kit of precision measuring tools for checking a motorcycle chassis for twist, wheel alignment and headstock angle, usually after a crash. The kit comprises of four pieces:
Click on a picture for close up
WHEEL ALIGNMENT TOOL:
This alignment tool clamps to the rear wheel using a "quick release" system so that it can be fitted easily. You can see very clearly whether the wheels are out of line. For details click here
HEADSTOCK ANGLE CHECKING TOOL - USING FORKS:
Once you have corrected the wheel alignment, this tool, when placed across the front forks, measures the angle in degrees of the headstock to within 0.2 of a degree. (See also the information about the optional tool for checking the headstock angle - stem type)
FRAME TWIST TOOL:
Having corrected wheel alignment and checked the headstock angle, you then check whether the frame is twisted by laying this tool across the edges of both the rear tyre and the front tyre.
HEADSTOCK ANGLE CHECKING TOOL- stem type (Optional):
This is an optional additional tool to the framechek kit and is therefore priced separately. On bikes with low and wide front fairings, the "fork type" headstock angle checking tool is time-consuming as the bodywork has to be removed. This tool screws to the headstock stem, measuring the angle directly from the headstock using the digital level.