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Re: Do it yourself
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2015, 02:18:58 PM »
Strings... I'm pretty patient but for $65ish many years ago bought a CAT laser one. Ironically New England Cycle had it off by a "smidgen". Of course I didn't know it for the 1st year or so and wondered why my rear sprocket was funny for wear. Ironically after setting it correctly the bike rode A LOT better too! :D You guys are free to try it out on your bikes if your so inclined at the next meet! Remember bring a rear stand if you don't have a center stand!  :naughty:
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Re: Do it yourself
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2015, 03:27:09 PM »
I use a laser.
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Re: Do it yourself
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2015, 05:07:50 PM »
Shaft drive is "self" aligning.    :naughty:
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Re: Do it yourself
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2015, 06:55:56 PM »
Everybody is a comedian today! ;)
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Re: Do it yourself
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2015, 09:35:11 PM »
They put lines on each side of your swing arm for that purpose. Been using that method for MANY years with no issues.
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Re: Do it yourself
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2015, 10:12:46 PM »
I always read that I should not trust them, but I also used them to for alignment, and then got the laser, and it said I was OK.
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Re: Re: Do it yourself
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2015, 06:25:03 PM »
I always read that I should not trust them, but I also used them to for alignment, and then got the laser, and it said I was OK.
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Re: Do it yourself
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2015, 12:01:27 PM »
Mine as known in the Bandit "circles" are WAYYYYY off...
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Re: Re: Do it yourself
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2015, 01:37:06 PM »
Mine as known in the Bandit "circles" are WAYYYYY off...
Typical with the Suzuki +/- .500" tolerances.
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Re: Do it yourself
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2015, 03:34:04 PM »
I'm reading that as +/- 1/2" :o
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Re: Do it yourself
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2015, 06:37:32 PM »
LOL its a bit off... I can take a picture of both sides and you'll see... Its off! Bike handled like crap with just one turn of the bolt can't imagine using their marks! mehhhhh
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Re: Do it yourself
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2015, 08:10:08 PM »
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Re: Do it yourself
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2015, 07:32:26 PM »
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Re: Do it yourself
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2015, 08:06:00 PM »
The only battery problems I had from winter storage was with the lawn tractor.
Left the accessory position on all winter, kind-of killed it!
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