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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-09-2011, 09:41 PM
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Ya know Daz,I never gave those little square gizmos a thought as to why they were there.The thought of using them as a focal point for alignment never crossed my mind,UNTILL I read these last few posts.It's all marked down now in my SM for reference and I will try using those litte gizmos the next time I have the wheel off. Dave!!!
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No ! I have since checked out the possibility of using those and i found those gizmos are NOT equal distance from the axl centers ! I think the reason mickey said he uses them is that the tool he uses compensates for that difference. What i use are the 2 holes in the swingarm that are near the pivot point. One is near the place the belt guard attaches and the other one in the same place on the other side. HOW you use those is up to you. I was using a lengths of solder and hooking one end to go in the hole then check each side till the lengths is the same. That was just a temp thing and i intend to make a rod that has pegs on it that go in the holes and use braided fishing line with a loop on one end and a piece if plastic or something like that on the other with notches on it.

Problem i'm having now is when i align it perfectly the very slight gap there was between the belt and outer flange after micky put the new belt on and adjusted it is no longer there when aligned. So i have to adjust the left side a few turns out so the axl on that side moves closer towards the engine. But then i can feel the bike doesn't feel like it rides quite true and straight, which it DOES after i align it..

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Dazid ya ever put that third nut on the left side of the swing arm as we discussed??? Dave!!!
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Dazid ya ever put that third nut on the left side of the swing arm as we discussed??? Dave!!!
No, but i don't think thats it because when i loosen the axl the nut is tight against the swingarm since i started tightening the axl from 12:00 down. i will do that once i ave to take the wheel off again, but i don't want to even mess with it till then. I'm not particularly fond of working on the bike, and one of the LAST things i like to do is remove the wheel.
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Remember having a Kawasaki z305 with a belt drive used to make a squeaking noise. Calcium powder used to cure it. Worked in tyre shop we used it as a rubber lube for inner tubes. Worth a try.

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