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Old 02-28-2007, 02:43 PM   #1
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Which method do you all think is the best to true up rear wheel to front sprocket. There are devices on the market, some cheap some not and then there is the string method which I just don't like at all. opinions please thanks
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Old 02-28-2007, 02:44 PM   #2
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Has the bike been wrecked?
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Old 02-28-2007, 02:47 PM   #3
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No I change my own tires and those type of things and ride track. So i do like to check and make sure the rear tire is running fairly true and was curious what others do or don't do to check.
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Usually the swing arm markings are accurate unless they are not available. Then calipers or string.
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I would be more concerned with front to back wheel.
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Over all geometry is important but placing your drive line in a bind will provide some very unfavorable results.
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Old 02-28-2007, 03:06 PM   #7
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I use one of these

http://www.muzzys.com/catalog/tools.html

Scroll midway down (Precision Wheel Alignment Tool).

I don't trust the swingarm markings.
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I've used the string method and it's annoying but cheap.
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calipers. drive line will be true and tracking
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I use the marks for a rouogh placement then measure off the end of the swingarm.
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Thanks Guys and Gal for all the responses, I've used some if not all of those ideas in the past. The String method is just too much of a pain in the A$$ and In my opinion to much room for error. I've been using Bucks method lately and it seems to be the fastest and less room for error. I like the look of that tool though and might check it out. I was just curious though and wondered how others did it, Thanks again.
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