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Old 01-12-2006, 11:31 PM   #1
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Injured 2005 ZX-6R

Rear Wheel Alignment

I believe something of this nature has already been posted, but I need opinions........

Had my chain tightened a little while back. After doing a bit of riding, I noticed a bit of "unusual" wear on the rear tire. The lines on the swingarm and the line on the adjuster/square thing (sorry, don't quite know the technical name) didn't quite match up. After measuring, there was a difference of about .3mm per side. Now here is the question-In your opinion/experience would you trust the factory lines on the swingarm or an actual measurement with straightedge/dial caliper?
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Old 01-12-2006, 11:36 PM   #2
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When I changed the sprockets I used the marks on the swingarm and have had no problems after about 1500 miles.
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Old 01-13-2006, 06:48 AM   #3
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I don't use a caliper.
Finding reference points for you to use a caliper on are difficult for you to guarantee any accuracy.
Most uncrashed bike swingarm marks are within the ballpark.
If you really want to check it out, you can use the string line method aligning the front and rear wheel. (we do this on most of our racebikes)
You can check back issues of almost every major motorcycle magazine for step by step info on it. Or come by the shop and we can do it for you.
Another option is to take your bike to GMD Computrac for measurement, although I'm not certain if they re-mark the swingarm.

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Old 01-16-2006, 01:26 PM   #4
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Here you go dude
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