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Old 03-02-2007, 01:52 AM   #1
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Leaning Bus

Our bus leans in the front towards the stairs, probably 3-4" across the front.
Does anyone elses do that?
Is it from passengers loading/unloading, or running in the potholes along the road that has worn the suspension on that side?
Or is there just something wrong with our bus?

Thanks for the imput.
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Old 03-02-2007, 03:28 AM   #2
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Mine does the same thing. I think we have special buses that were made for transporting elvs. I did notice that the front axle was shimed different on the right and left. I will take those out and see if that helps.
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Old 03-02-2007, 03:55 AM   #3
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Get your alignment checked if you pop those shims out. I would recommend measuring the top of the spring height to the frame height on each side. It may well be an illusion. Also, most roads are crowned in the middle so that will only make the problem worse. Check for broken leafs in the packs front and rear and for equal tire pressures. If all else fails, getting your leaf springs rebuilt isn't the most expensive thing out there.
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Old 03-03-2007, 03:56 PM   #4
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you must have one of them buses that was set up from the factory for canadian dirt track bus racing. I hear it's big in saskatchewan. Unlike in the states, they run clockwise.

Why don't you just put all your tanks in the port quarter, that's rear left for you land lubbers. You could also make any fat chicks you might pick up, sit back there.
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Mine does the same thing, i think it sits that way after people exit but it sits normal when actually driving.
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Old 03-05-2007, 06:27 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the imput, everyone. Are you trying to pull my leg Pete, or is there a bus dirt track racing sanction out there? If there is I would like the website. Thx.
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Old 03-05-2007, 09:52 PM   #7
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me? pull anybody's leg? no way!!!

I used to work with a guy from east bumfluk, ill. Right in the middle of the farm belt. And those guys would race, or atleast demo derby skoolies, combines, yes combines and god knows whatelse!!!! I think they get a little stircrazy out there after the harvest and will do just about anything to stay busy. I don't spose that it's any different in the canuck farm belt.
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Re: Leaning Bus

Ended up being a broken leaf (the top leaf spring) we replaced the top 2 leafs (had to cut thru the second one to disassemble). All is good now!!
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