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?