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Question about aligning rear sprocket

On my Ninja 250 I will need to align my rear sprocket/wheel. I've read the instructions and it sounds easy but nowhere does it say to loosen the rear axel bolt. Wouldn't I need to loosen this to adjust the rear?

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assuming you're talkin about the the axle adjusters on the left and right ends of the swingarm, the actual axle "bolt" that goes thru the wheel will need to be loosened alil bit, yep. and after you tighten everything back down, recheck everything to make sure it still where you want it (sometimes stuff moves)
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assuming you're talkin about the the axle adjusters on the left and right ends of the swingarm, the actual axle "bolt" that goes thru the wheel will need to be loosened alil bit, yep. and after you tighten everything back down, recheck everything to make sure it still where you want it (sometimes stuff moves)
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This is what ya want to do the alignment. You can get by with a eye ball and the swingarm marks but truely this thing works and its simple to use.

Motion Pro Chain Alignment Tool




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Also, how do these tools work? I was just going to measure from the center of the swing bolt to the center of the rear axel and get both sides even. Will this tool help out a lot more?

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Either way will work.

The tool I linked... you pretty much just use it to help line up the rear sprocket, the rod and the chain links.

I have one... again.. where are you at? I could stop by and help if needed. I'm in the downriver.




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Either way will work.

The tool I linked... you pretty much just use it to help line up the rear sprocket, the rod and the chain links.

I have one... again.. where are you at? I could stop by and help if needed. I'm in the downriver.
Thanks man! I am in Wyandotte. If I run into troubles I will for sure give you a buzz!
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