|Sep 28th 2016, 03:28 PM||#1|
IENATSCH TUESDAY: How to “String” a Motorcycle
I need to try this alignment method at some point, just to see how bad the swingarm marks actually are. I normally just take the ruler I'm using to check chain tension, hold it against the sprocket, and check that the chain is mostly even over the length of the ruler. I already judge how much adjustment is needed by the number of flats I move the adjustment nuts. Most adjustments are only one or two flats to take out 1/4 - 1/2" of slack.
IENATSCH TUESDAY: How to Align Your Motorcycle Wheels with "String" | Cycle World
|Sep 28th 2016, 10:58 PM||#3|
I have an 8' straight edge I use against the rear tire (both sides) then run the bike in top gear (running on the stands at idle) for a little bit then check for sprocket/chain alignment (should be centered) at the back and at the top and at the bottom of the rear sprocket. After that I keep track how many flats I adjust each side and keep them even so I don't have to go through the alignment procedure each time.
String method drove me crazy as well...
|Sep 29th 2016, 02:23 PM||#4|
2016 Versys 1000 2014 Versys 650 2006 KLR 650
I use the string method, have a dedicated string, and just use two jack stands for tensioners.
My marks are on. Last adjust I just did equal turns on the adjusters, no string. Would like a straight edge (some use an 8' shop light bulb) or laser set up.
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