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Old 06-09-2007, 06:54 AM   #1
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Gillies chain adjusters

Has anyone used these on the street? They look pretty trick, and it looks like it would make the whole tension/wheel aligning process easier.

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Old 06-09-2007, 06:57 AM   #2
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Old 06-09-2007, 07:10 AM   #3
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Good stuff, but really only as good alignment wise as your chassis is. Kinda pricey too.
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Your chassis can be out of alignment? How do you check the alignment of the swingarm against the frame?
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Old 06-09-2007, 07:33 AM   #5
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Almost all bikes are pretty close unless they've been crashed hard.
There are several ways to check chassis alignment, including the string line method.
Unless your bike has been crashed, you're experiencing strange chain and sprocket wear, or you're having handling problems, I wouldn't give it too much thought.
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Old 06-09-2007, 07:39 AM   #6
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So now that we are talking about the chassis and such, another question. What is the lifespan of the chassis bearings? Swingarm, Steering, and front/rear wheel bearings. They're sealed pieces aren't they?

I really need to make one of your maintenance workshops, but I work on Saturdays.
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I like that castle nut/cotter pin setup you have on your axle shaft. I need to get something like that rigged up.

Is it easier to adjust with the gillies?

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I like that castle nut/cotter pin setup you have on your axle shaft. I need to get something like that rigged up.

Is it easier to adjust with the gillies?

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super easy take about 2 sec to adjust.
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I like that castle nut/cotter pin setup you have on your axle shaft. I need to get something like that rigged up.

Is it easier to adjust with the gillies?

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Your axle does not have a nut and cotter pin?
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