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Chain adjustment markings?
Hey everyone. I tried adjusting the chain on the 929 last night, for the first time, and I'm a little confused.
I followed the instructions in the manual, and it seems quite simple really. The only problem is, I'm not sure if I have the rear aligned properly, and I don't know how to make sure of that.
The manuals all say that I have to line up the index marking on the wheel with the markings on both sides of the swingarm. I have very clear markings on both sides of the swingarm, but I only seem to have an index marking on one side of the wheel. On the right side, where the axle nut goes, there is a very clear arrow/marking that I can line up with the notches in the swingarm. However, on the left side, there are markings on the swingarm, but no arrow/marking/index on the wheel nut. Looks round and smooth to me... Unfortunately I don't have a pic to show you guys.
Is it unheard of that there is no marking or the marking has been worn down or something to that effect? In the absence of a marking on that side, should I assume that the center of the hub/axle should be lined up with the correct marking on the swingarm? How else can I ensure that I have the right alignment? I don't want to be out of alignment. It will disturb me greatly on a spiritual level.
Any tricks or tips would be appreciated. Thanks.