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Rear Wheel Alignment

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Written by Randy Fox   
Friday, 29 August 2008

Appendix A: Making a Measurement Jig

Unfortunately, Yamaha left large holes in the ends of the pivots and the axles. Try as I might, I just didn't feel confident estimating the precise center of each hole. I firmly held my tape-measure's position, then estimated the center of the corresponding hole. However, I knew it was way too easy for me to be off by as much as 1/16 inch -- maybe more.

After seeing that my Road Star was going to require periodic wheel alignment, I decided to make it simpler and quicker for me to get more accurate and consistent results. First I checked on some of the online Road Star forums. I found that many other owners had come to the same conclusion I had, but developed different solutions.

See the Rear Wheel Alignment Jigs and Gadgets article, in the Tech Articles area on this website for details on making measurement jigs, tools, and other ways to align the rear wheel.

 
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