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Old 06-22-2008, 07:49 PM   #1
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Profi Chain Alignment Tool

Can anyone explain exactly how to use this thing?

http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/...6-PROFI-2.html

I'm missing the alignment guides on the left side of my swingarm. The right side is still there. I've had this tool for awhile now, but have never been 100% sure how to properly use it.

I've tried the string method, and really haven't had too much luck with that. I may just try to turn my alignment bolts on my axle all the way in and then turn them out each the same amount of turns next.

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Oh yea, obviously I'm having some alignment issues atm.
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Old 06-22-2008, 07:51 PM   #2
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i use a cheap micrometer to align the adjuster blocks. I have no idea about the laser gizmo. 5 bucks for a cheap mic at home depot.
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Or measure from the center of the swingarm pivot, to the center of the axle.
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Or measure from the center of the swingarm pivot, to the center of the axle.
Know of any place with some pics of how to do this? Not exactly sure what you mean.
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Look at the frame, where the front of the swingarm bolts. Either a bolt/nut, or a chrome cap. Center to center from there to the axle.
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put it on your sprocket and the laser should follow the edge of the chain
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Know of any place with some pics of how to do this? Not exactly sure what you mean.
You should be able to place it flat onto the lower portion of the rear sprocket (just like the pic shows) with the laser facing forward. Turn the laser on and the light should shine straight down the chain hitting in the same place on the chain all the way down to the front sprocket. So if it shines off to one side (left or right) then the axle isn't aligned properly.
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You should be able to place it flat onto the lower portion of the rear sprocket (just like the pic shows) with the laser facing forward. Turn the laser on and the light should shine straight down the chain hitting in the same place on the chain all the way down to the front sprocket. So if it shines off to one side (left or right) then the axle isn't aligned properly.
Thanks.

Maybe I'm not getting it on there quite right, or there's too much light. Only getting around 3" or so of laser down the chain.

I'll try again tomorrow.
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Thanks.

Maybe I'm not getting it on there quite right, or there's too much light. Only getting around 3" or so of laser down the chain.

I'll try again tomorrow.
Just raise it a little bit higher on the sprocket. Your chain is probably a little bit higher on the front side so the light doesn't make it past the rise.
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Think I finally got it after work today.

I went ahead and just pushed the rear wheel as flush as could be against the axle bolt (I'm sure I screwed this jargon all up). Anyways, I then just backed them out the same amount of turns until the chain was the proper tightness.

Checked the laser tool afterwards and if my alignment is decent, I have an idea of how that should work now.


I can still only get the laser to hit about 3 links at once, but I think that's probly good enough.
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