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Author Topic: Front wheel alignment?  (Read 184 times)

Offline huck_finn

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Front wheel alignment?
« on: Aug 09, 2017, 23:13:03 »
I just replaced the fork seals on my 74 CB360, wasn't too bad of a job (thankfully). I was putting everything back together tonight, and noticed that my front wheel was a little out of alignment. I loosened forks a little and did my best to eyeball it.

Is there a better way to make sure I am lined up?

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Re: Front wheel alignment?
« Reply #1 on: Aug 10, 2017, 10:52:36 »
Got some string?


I use this method to check the alignment on my rear wheel when adjusting the chain. But it'll work on either end of the bike.
For the front, just get the bars centered and tweak the forks until the wheel lines up.
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Offline huck_finn

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Re: Front wheel alignment?
« Reply #2 on: Aug 10, 2017, 12:01:21 »
Thanks! How freely should my wheel rotate (by hand)? Trying to get the front pads set to the right distance from the caliper.

Offline 1fasgsxr

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Re: Front wheel alignment?
« Reply #3 on: Aug 10, 2017, 12:05:29 »
I usually just get things snug and do the old bicycle trick of putting the wheel between my knees and twist as needed.

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Re: Front wheel alignment?
« Reply #4 on: Aug 10, 2017, 12:13:32 »
Thanks! How freely should my wheel rotate (by hand)? Trying to get the front pads set to the right distance from the caliper.
It should rotate freely with just a slight drag from the brake.
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