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    Two dumbells at the back and two at the front,...

    Two dumbells at the back and two at the front, each 16 cm apart and connected by string. This way the rear tire is free to spin and I can check for wobble as well as for alignment.
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    Front tire is 120 mm, rear 160 mm. Perfect would...

    Front tire is 120 mm, rear 160 mm. Perfect would be 20 mm space on each side. I am getting 16 mm on the left and 21 mm on the right. 5 mm difference plus or minus some slop since the total does...
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    I am going to make a dowel with slots (or maybe...

    I am going to make a dowel with slots (or maybe holes) 16 cm apart (width of rear tire). Wrap braided fishing line (or maybe fine shock cord to keep it snug) around the rear tire and run it forward...
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    It is a metric bike. The tires are metric 160...

    It is a metric bike. The tires are metric 160 mm. Just going with the flow.
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    First try I am off by about 5 mm. But I need to...

    First try I am off by about 5 mm. But I need to refine my technique a bit. Not sure my first attempt is accurate.

    Going to make a perfectly sized wooden dowel for the front and use braided...
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    My bike has adjust markings only on one side and...

    My bike has adjust markings only on one side and they are a sticker.

    The adjuster nut is behind that axel rather than in front of it. It stops the axle from moving forward. When I get it...
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    I have been asking similar questions on three...

    I have been asking similar questions on three sites recently. Even with the few participants, I get the best comments here. There is something of great value here.
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    Why Chain Alignment Matters

    Why does rear wheel alignment matter and how sensitive is it?

    I changed my chain recently and aligned the rear wheel by measuring the adjustment bolt and other reference points. I also eye-balled...
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    Plus or minus 25% - Safe Plus or minus 10% -...

    Plus or minus 25% - Safe
    Plus or minus 10% - Pretty good
    Plus or minus 5% - Optimal
    Plus or minus 0% - Racing

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    What I am hearing is that being manic about tire...

    What I am hearing is that being manic about tire pressure is more of a performance and tire wear issue. You have to be pretty far off to create a significant safety issue. Fair summary?
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    At what tire pressure do you get blowout risk? ...

    At what tire pressure do you get blowout risk? Is blowout risk due to low tire pressure mostly long periods of time at highway speed?

    @Shadowshack 20 psi would be 44% low for target 36 psi. Was...
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    I am not quite as sensitive but I can tell on the...

    I am not quite as sensitive but I can tell on the Versys and CB500X. I do not notice on the KLX250S. I notice a bit more on the CB500X than on the Versys. Both steer heavier when tire pressure is...
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    Why Tire Pressure Matters

    I have not been as good about monitoring tire pressure as I should. Maybe one a month or so.

    I read an article about tire pressure recently and it stated that low tire pressure can cause heat...
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    Got everything tightened, adjusted and aligned...

    Got everything tightened, adjusted and aligned and took it for a ride. Much smoother with the new chain. Shifting feels very solid, smooth and precise. Amazed at how much of a difference the new...
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    The one I bought looks like the top one, except...

    The one I bought looks like the top one, except it has a flange. Fits fine. $1.89 at Ace Hardware.

    I plan to get the bike back together this weekend and take it for a test ride. Not going to...
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    That makes sense. Not a lot of shear force on...

    That makes sense. Not a lot of shear force on that fitting. Rear tire would lose traction first.

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    Got it back together. Now I need to adjust, align and tighten...... using my torque...
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    Replacement bolt may not be as special as I...

    Replacement bolt may not be as special as I thought. 8x49 flange hex bolt. The 49 might be special. I wonder if 50 would work. 1 mm would seem to be within tolerance. Might be able to get close...
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    Looks like a fun toy.

    Looks like a fun toy.
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    Was able to get the broken bolt out. Was easier...

    Was able to get the broken bolt out. Was easier than expected.

    I have looked for specialty fastener shops locally. The only ones I have found are wholesale and deal in large quantities.

    No...
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    Yes, I wanted to make sure I got the right one. ...

    Yes, I wanted to make sure I got the right one. I am not sure it matters though. They are saying they are behind on processing. Might have been able to get it faster from dealer. Ordered it...
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    Still have not gotten my bolt. Delays due to...

    Still have not gotten my bolt. Delays due to pandemic, I am told.
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    Turned 60 this year. Definitely applying a bit...

    Turned 60 this year. Definitely applying a bit of this philosophy.
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    This is also true

    This is also true
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    True, you are right

    True, you are right
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    I am in now rush. I will bit off a little at a...

    I am in now rush. I will bit off a little at a time. Started with the chain. I think I will finish that and get the bike back together and see how it rides. Then investigate bearings and tire...
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