Okay, so I am trying to analyze the reaction forces that are induced by a loading on this axle. I am running into a problem because my sum of moments equation is not independent of my force summation. That was due to a poor choice of a point to sum the moments about So I could do it again about another point, but before I do I was wondering. Is there already a common convention on how the loading will be distributed to the reaction forces on the "strut" in the diagram Fo and Fi? Thanks?