Why and when to measure the chassis and frame of a motorcycle or a scooter?
After an accident ...
... for your personal safety
A distorted steering head angle and therefore changed castor is one of the reasons for high speed wobbling.
... as documentation for insurers and surveyors
After the insurance has settled, it is difficult to make further claims, e.g. a bent frame.
... to provide documental validity when selling a used bike
Legally, every accident, or even falling over, must be declared to the buyer. The seller may be required, even after a long period of time, to take back the bike.
Before starting repairs or restoration work ...
... to exclude the possibility of a false investment
Checking the frame geometry is the first requirement before ordering lots of expensive spare parts.
... because it's long been standard practice in the automobile branch
Wheel alignment measurement of accident damaged cars is routine practice in nearly every workshop and must become a standard in the motorcycle workshops.
When buying a used bike or scooter ...
... once again - for your personal safety
Minor accident traces are often found on used bikes. To determine precisely the extent of the damage, a measurement printout is required.
While handling problems ...
... as an important element in determining the fault
Defects in frame geometry are easily and quickly detectable with the frame gauges of Scheibner Limited Consequently expensive and time consuming replacement of parts and test drives are avoided.