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Perfect Rear Wheel Alignment

dasein2010-06-02 19:34:10 +0000 #1
OK, I can think of a couple of different ways, but I am looking for a quick and easy way to get perfect rear wheel alignment.

Measuring to rods inserted through the swing arm pivot and rear wheel axle are the first thing that occurs to me.

Any quick little tricks from some experienced dudes out there?
PRSmechanic2010-06-02 19:39:28 +0000 #2
Flourescent tubes are straight enough.

One down each side of the bike. With the front wheel aligned with the back, the distance from the front tire to each tube should be the same.

If not, you have some adjusting to do. (the front of the rear needs to point more to the side that's closer to the tube)
dasein2010-06-02 19:50:43 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by PRSmechanic

Flourescent tubes are straight enough.

One down each side of the bike. With the front wheel aligned with the back, the distance from the front tire to each tube should be the same.

If not, you have some adjusting to do. (the front of the rear needs to point more to the side that's closer to the tube)

Cool. Very cool. But I am not taking fluorescent tubes to the track.

Any more?

But that is cool...
dammyneckhurts2010-06-02 20:55:50 +0000 #4
String
dasein2010-06-02 21:09:57 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by dammyneckhurts

String

Yea, string. Tied to what, Pat? Points off the bike, run beside the tire?

Not sure how I could easily do that at Mission.

Just saw the Gilles tooling adjusters: that might be a solution.
Locksmith2010-06-02 20:23:22 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by dasein

Yea, string. Tied to what, Pat? Points off the bike, run beside the tire?

Not sure how I could easily do that at Mission.

Just saw the Gilles tooling adjusters: that might be a solution.

Laser pointers?
dasein2010-06-02 19:59:28 +0000 #7
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Originally Posted by Locksmith

Laser pointers?

hmmmmm.
Jaybo2010-06-02 21:38:32 +0000 #8
off the front wheel.. it's about point #5 down the page. www.sportrider.com/s...djustment/index.html

why so concerned about perfection? I've never felt any problems with eyeballing it using the stock marks.

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