Any tips on aligning the rear axle tensioner bolts??

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by ScreamnEagle22, May 5, 2009.

  1. ScreamnEagle22

    ScreamnEagle22 Member

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    Is there any tips on ligning up the rear axle tension bolts without some type of jig? Measuring or something?? Tia.
     
  2. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    wildspirit97 Senior Member

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  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    How about that, you asked about wheel alignment and two other members found it for you, probably with a search :lolrolling
     
  5. ScreamnEagle22

    ScreamnEagle22 Member

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    :small3d031:Sorry about that, I was on the Iphone and couldnt really do a search.

    I'm not understanding the link too much.


     
    Last edited: May 6, 2009
  6. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Hmmm Glider, could be a certain mainframe is tireless, finds things even quicker given seek speeds measured in nano-seconds, I think it gets the nod :bigsmiley12:

    Whilest us earthbound mortals use our humble, texting/cellphone atrophied thumbs and hearing...our computer bretheren with media overloaded minds, wag our mouse weary hands, jittery fingers, droppy eyelids...who do you think needs to go and take a nap...:small3d002:

    Oh yeah, when disassembling rear axle, use paint or fingernail polish to mark the alignment marks and swing arm before beginning procedure. Take plenty of digital pictures before, during and after any work and layout disassembled parts in exactly the position they were in off the bike like the exploded diagrams in the service manual you ARE using. If the items are going to be off the bike for awhile or disturbed, use masking tape and label parts, putting them in paper egg cartons in organized fashion. Once everything is reassembled, the alignment marks should line up at the original starting point, and you should be good to go.
     
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  7. ScreamnEagle22

    ScreamnEagle22 Member

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    good tip, I'll keep that in mind for next time. :D

     
  8. Newbeme

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    As said above, I take pics of evreything. I keep an old camera around just for that purpose.