Re: bending aluminum frames
I have made some progress. The sprocket will now sit another 1/8th of an inch inward and I think the engine should sit about a 1/2 an inch Lower in the frame, since I removed 5 mm from the rear motor mount and bent the front mount plate a little to help it sit flush. It's good that I had to do all this because in the process I found out I had the motor mounted wrong the whole time. The rear mount was not flush with the seat tube. Now solved (I hope). If all these adjustments don't solve my clearance issue, I will go ahead with bending the frame. Just want to make sure I've exhausted all other options first. Thank you all for the advice.