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pwshadow


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posted July 04, 2012 10:38 AM        
Rear Wheel Alignment?

I just spent a long time adjusting my chain. My issue was making sure both sides were even. I spent a long time and got the hash marks on the swing arm as close as I could just by eyeballing it, but I am worried that I might not have gotten it perfect. How accurate does the rear wheel need to be aligned? I don't want to run into any issues later.

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Bently


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posted July 04, 2012 10:46 AM        
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I just spent a long time adjusting my chain. My issue was making sure both sides were even. I spent a long time and got the hash marks on the swing arm as close as I could just by eyeballing it, but I am worried that I might not have gotten it perfect. How accurate does the rear wheel need to be aligned? I don't want to run into any issues later.


Well All I ever do is eyeball the marks the best I can, been doing it that way for years. My buddy does have a tool for doing swingarms that don't have the marks and I have double checked myself with it a couple times and I've always been close enough not to worry about it. I say your fine go out and enjoy a ride!

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pwshadow


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posted July 04, 2012 10:47 AM        
Awesome thanks!
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RICH CRAFT 1


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posted July 04, 2012 11:39 AM        
it's really not that big a deal as long as it's within a quarter inch. On a stock swing arm. I just go by the marks that are on the arm. On my aftermarket arm, with no notches. I use a adjustable dial indicators, I stick the fixed in the Axel hole, and dial the other end to the back of the swingarm. on a flat slick I have adjusted as much as a quarter inch out to make the bike go straight.

Ken
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zx12mark


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posted July 04, 2012 12:04 PM        
buy a line rite and be done with it.................... jump on it.i paid 100 for mine

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sims-Rohm-Wheel-Alignment-Tool-/160837583161?hash=item2572aac139&item=160837583161&pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr#ht_500wt_949

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Bently


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posted July 04, 2012 12:27 PM        
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buy a line rite and be done with it.................... jump on it.i paid 100 for mine

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sims-Rohm-Wheel-Alignment-Tool-/160837583161?hash=item2572aac139&item=160837583161&pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr#ht_500wt_949


Or put your 100 bucks in the tank and enjoy the ride that's not needed with an arm with alignment marks.

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Wheelie


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posted July 04, 2012 12:29 PM        
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buy a line rite and be done with it.................... jump on it.i paid 100 for mine

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sims-Rohm-Wheel-Alignment-Tool-/160837583161?hash=item2572aac139&item=160837583161&pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr#ht_500wt_949


Or put your 100 bucks in the tank and enjoy the ride that's not needed with an arm with alignment marks.
lol, ya think?

wee

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GREYHOUNDMOSES


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posted July 04, 2012 12:53 PM        
If my marks were anymore wrong they would start to become more right!!!
After having the wheels laser aligned, with one side bang on the mark, the other was right between two!!!

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Bueller


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posted July 04, 2012 04:35 PM        
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it's really not that big a deal as long as it's within a quarter inch. On a stock swing arm. I just go by the marks that are on the arm. On my aftermarket arm, with no notches. I use a adjustable dial indicators, I stick the fixed in the Axel hole, and dial the other end to the back of the swingarm. on a flat slick I have adjusted as much as a quarter inch out to make the bike go straight.

Ken


good.. now i dont feel so funny when my friends look at me weird for using calipers lol

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