2003 Ultra

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by isby, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. isby

    isby New Member

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    I need help on how to aline my rear tire.
    Isby
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    It should be covered in the factory manual and if you don't have one yet, it would be a good investment for about $58. You'll be glad you got it.

    You align it by using the marker hole pictured below (tan dot foward of the axle nut ) which should be on your swing arm and loosening the rear axle nut to align the wheel using a piece of coat hanger bent into an "L" shape and measuring equal distance to the center of the axle on both sides. Then retorque the axle nut to specs. and reinstall a new cotter key.

    Some bikes do not have the alignment holes and the pivot shaft for the swing arm can be used then.

    There's always the straight edge to the front wheel and across the rear wheel to double check your adjustments.

    Also don't forget to check your belt tension when you are done before locking up the rear axle.

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    Last edited: Nov 12, 2007
  3. isby

    isby New Member

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    Thank you Very Much!!!!!!
     
  4. Not Very PC

    Not Very PC R.I.P

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    Find yourself a O-ring that fits snug on the coat-hanger and you can slid it back and forth to mark your measurement. Quick easy and accurate.
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Geeeeez, what a team, you add what I forget to add:laugh
     
  6. Not Very PC

    Not Very PC R.I.P

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    That's what a good team does, look out for each other :D