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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-08-2019, 06:30 AM
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there's no way the swingarm is out of tolerance. companies use lasers and cameras on this shit now. not relying on a guy thinking about his lunch break in 2 mins. everything that's welded is done in jigs where the parts can't move, welded by robots, machined by CNC, checked by computers during production. this isn't the 1970's still.

I wouldn't go by the axle blocks though. as they have excess clearance in the diameter of the axle hole. mine move about 1/16" or .0625 or 1.5875mm so I think doing it turboblew's way is more accurate going from one machined hole to another. the swingarm hole is going to be within .0003 of an inch accuracy I would bet the farm on it.

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Hmmmmm. Are we forgetting about the constant back and forth, up and down, walk from side to side to take measurements time used with that method? Why go through all that when you can stay in one place, make the needed adjustments, and measure all with arms reach?

..and, you can pull the blocks back until they sit on the face of the backside locking screw. I have to look up the proper name. Something on the order of an adjusting screw. That solves you 1/16" problem as the axle will be resting concentrically in the adjusting block on the inner part of the axle provision/hole.



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actually i didn't even think about the blocks being pushed back by the axle adjusters. however now you're relying on the blocks being machined exactly the same. it would be best to take a measurement from the axle itself.
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Why are we still arguing about this? Use the $10 chain alignment tool FFS.
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actually i didn't even think about the blocks being pushed back by the axle adjusters. however now you're relying on the blocks being machined exactly the same. it would be best to take a measurement from the axle itself.
They too also have a tolerance when manufactured. Take them off, measure them, and you'll see.

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Yes. This is a very relaible option as mentioned several times by many.

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I just eyeballed mine - seems fine.
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Thanks for the input guys... i was able to get an exact alignment by measuring. Bike feels great now to get rid of my 9 year old tires with 90% treadlife left xD.....
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