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Sudeep

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Sudeep says:

Front and rear wheel alignment

I  am just wondering that is it possible for thr rear and front wheel to go out of alignment havin a proper chain slack, spot on measurement from swingarm to rear axle nut?  help.. thankyou

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tim8061

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tim8061 says:

Probably

Not sure what you mean by measuring swing arm to axle nut, but the alignment marks on the swing arm axle adjusters are notoriously inaccurate.


Only sure way is to actually check the wheels using lasers or straight edge from tyre to tyre. 

You can detect mis-alignment from the way the bike feels as you tip it in - if the rear points to the left then right-handers feel OK but on left handers you feel it move left to right as you lean. And vice-versa of course.

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Sudeep

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Sudeep says:

Measurement from swingarm to rear axle

What i meant by this is, measuring from the axle nut to the front sprocket using a cable/rope. The measurement on both sides are spot on. Having this, is it still possible to go out of alignment for front and rear tyres.?

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tim8061

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tim8061 says:

WTF?

Measuring from axle to sprocket, both sides?


You got chain and sprockets both sides then??? :laugh:

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Sudeep

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Sudeep says:

lol

There is a black cover on the both sides which i took as a reference point for my measurement. i.e. rear axle nut to this black round plastic cover.

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tim8061

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tim8061 says:

Depends . .

Depends on whether that cover is symmetrical with the wheels/frame.


Only sure way is 

 

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Sudeep

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Sudeep says:

Thankyou

Thanx mate i really appreciate your help. 

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