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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-13-2007, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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I think my swingarm is bent...

But there are no local shops around to test it for me... how can i be sure? Level and measure for squareness?
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Then I won't learn anything.

I can't believe you didn't do your own brakes.
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Then I won't learn anything.

I can't believe you didn't do your own brakes.
I am a bad mechanic, I want the brakes to work.

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Where do they get these ads? It's hilarious.

But, you know, I would have helped you... I have a lot of experience putting bikes together
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Where do they get these ads? It's hilarious.

But, you know, I would have helped you... I have a lot of experience putting bikes together
Bryan is cheap and does good work.

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Bryan is cheap and does good work.
Yeah $40 per wheel to mount a tire?! (If the wheel is off the bike, more if it is still on)

I'm buying a no-mar.
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Yeah $40 per wheel to mount a tire?! (If the wheel is off the bike, more if it is still on)

I'm buying a no-mar.
Ah, he is $20 per wheel if the wheel is off, $40 total. Same at In The Wind if you don't buy it there and they scratch the sh*t out of your wheel. You don't listen very well.

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Then I won't learn anything.

I can't believe you didn't do your own brakes.
Don't crash... then your swingarm will stay straight.
Which way do you think it's bent? A suppose a level could work, depending on where/how it's bent.

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they make the one i posted in a strap on version
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I am a bad mechanic, I want the brakes to work.
d00d if you can do your own undertail n pipe you can do brakes actually doing brakes is easier.
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d00d if you can do your own undertail n pipe you can do brakes actually doing brakes is easier.
I rather others do the work, I can easily afford it and I don't care to learn. Plus, the guy I am using now knows his sh*t.

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Look up your local gmd computrack or traxxion dynamics. Trailer it over there.


Or try to find a spare swingarm on ebay for cheap... replace the bearings when you install it.
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remove the swingarm and lay it flat on the ground. start measuring. i've done that before. i have a matt with gridmarks to check alignment.

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I rather others do the work, I can easily afford it and I don't care to learn. Plus, the guy I am using now knows his sh*t.
nothing wrong with that I guess

I do all my wrench turning.
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You're actually better off to lay it on a piece of glass... like a glass table or window. Something you know is truely flat. Or a something that you can take a level to, to ensure its completely flat.

Also, stick the axle thru the swingarm and put a level on that once the swingarm itself is leveled. See if the axle holes are true. Also measurements from center of axle to the pivit bolt.




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Measured. It's straight. We're good to go.

New thread with pics soon.
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I made a new thrad y0.

PLZ DONT BAN ME AGAIN!!!
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