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post #1 of 20 Old 10-20-2004, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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How many ft-lbs of torque for our rear axle nut?

Gonna adjust my chain. How many ft-lbs for the axle nut?
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post #2 of 20 Old 10-21-2004, 03:21 AM
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Question Chain alignment method

Is there a significant difference in accuracy using a chain alignment tool as opposed to the scale on the swingarm? JC, I've always used the scale and never doubted 'til now. Makes me wonder though if the scale isn't good enough cuz ppl are using other methods. (Inquiring minds need to know..... )
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I don't have a chain alignment tool. But I did the old string wrapped around the back tire method of teasting and my lines don't seem to be off at all.
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Is there a significant difference in accuracy using a chain alignment tool as opposed to the scale on the swingarm? JC, I've always used the scale and never doubted 'til now. Makes me wonder though if the scale isn't good enough cuz ppl are using other methods. (Inquiring minds need to know..... )
I use digi calipers and manage to get within 0.010mm between both sides and the OEM lines seem damn close where i'm from. but then what would you expect Andy?

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Thanx for the reply guys. I used the swingarm scale and tried the string method too. If it's off, I don't think it'll be more than a few tenths of a mm, since I don't have digi calipers I don't know. I'm pretty anal when it comes to this stuff and don't trust myself eyeballin' the string lol. I always remember those optical illusions that fool ya with perception and wonder if that's happening to me (like the parallel train tracks that don't look parallel, lol).

If anyone wants to add any methods they use that may be more precise, all is welcome and appreciated. Thanx


BTW, if anyone here uses the laser type...which brand (if any in particular) do you guys recommend?
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I use digi calipers and manage to get within 0.010mm between both sides and the OEM lines seem damn close where i'm from. but then what would you expect Andy?

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Did you use the caliper to actually align the rear tire? Where did you measure?

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Well i used paint to give ya some idea where i measure. The Red line just below the adjusting bolt is where i take the measurement from for both sides.

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Well i used paint to give ya some idea where i measure. The Red line just below the adjusting bolt is where i take the measurement from for both sides.

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You gotta long chain, which one did you use ?
The reason I ask about where you take the measurement is the axle support blocks are a different cross section. The left one is about .110 of an inch wider (on my bike). That would make the distance to the centerline of the axle different by .055 of an inch when measuring how far the bolt pushes the block back (.055 is a lot). You would get much closer if you put the point of the caliper in the slot that represents the axle centerline and measure from there forward on both sides. But...even the alignment lines are not centered on the blocks (on my bike). So...that's why I use a string type alignment method and when I have to tighten the chain I go by flats on the bolt.

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