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Digger
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Cheap Rear Wheel Alignment Tool
07/08/07 at 20:20:58
 
I couldn't find the recent thread, but someone was having problems with a mis-aligned rear wheel.

I was thus inspired to check my alignment (my bike is in my signature).  Found it to be off by a full turn of an adjusting screw!  (It goes without saying that you can't trust the index marks on the swingarm.)

I used this the compare the distance from the swingarm pivot to the middle of the rear axle on both sides of the wheel:



I got my beam compass for about five or six bucks at Sears:

http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?cat=Hand+Tools%2C+Carpentry&pid=009...

IHTH someone!

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2001, Metallic Glacial Blue, Raptor Petcock, Verslavy (first hole) (otherwise, mechanically, the bike is stock), 13,xxx miles
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