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Old 11-02-2010, 07:17 PM   #1
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Default ProAligner?

Has anyone used it?

www.proaligner.com



$30 for a wheel alignment tool, but if it's easier and more accurate, $30 isn't much in the grand scheme of things...

I guess I could have put this in Repair and Maintenance or Modifications and Accessories...
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Dude. You could say your mom has a dismal power/weight ratio, but I ride her year-round, too.

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Old 11-03-2010, 09:56 PM   #2
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Has anyone used it?

www.proaligner.com



$30 for a wheel alignment tool, but if it's easier and more accurate, $30 isn't much in the grand scheme of things...

I guess I could have put this in Repair and Maintenance or Modifications and Accessories...
Hmmmm, $30 yea you got that right! Now thats kinda cool. Ok someone buy one already and let us know what you think on your ride afterwards, now that will convince me for sure on buying one if it does what it suppose to....
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:55 PM   #3
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Default Re: ProAligner?

$30 will buy a decent caliper (from Sears even) that could easily help you align your tires/axle. I'm going to quote these folks:

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Why is Direct Wheel Alignment Important?

Misaligned wheels can cause unstable braking, understeer or oversteer, constant drifting or pulling in one direction, and steering head shake
Scare tactic. IDEA: "If you don't have our ruler, your bikes will have unstable braking, understeer, oversteer, drive sideways at all times and the bike will ride in small, constant figure-eights." There is a decent tolerance at which these are all moot points.

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Can Axle to Pivot Tools Align the Wheels?

Axle to pivot tools are only capable of aligning the rear axle to the swing arm pivot. They cannot align wheels due to a twisted or bent swing arm, frame, or fork tubes
If you have any of these problems, you shouldn't be spending your $30 on a ruler.


Don't get me wrong, I love buying products made in the USA, but this is still nothing more than a pivoting ruler. Secure a fewpaint sticks together from SSS's project, align them with your >$30 caliper, mark them with your >$30 caliper and then you have a caliper when you're done wasting time over a few negligible millimeters. I hate to tear into this product more than necessary but I believe that this tool is completely unnecessary.

Disclaimer: I'm just a pessimistic drunk college student.
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:32 AM   #4
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Default Re: ProAligner?

I wasn't necessarily buying their shit, of course they're going to tell me I need their tool, I was just wondering if it really made shit easier than strings. Rather than spend nearly as much buying a caliper and putting the effort in to make my own tool that does the same thing, I could just buy this and be done. I was considering paying $30 for the convenience, not practicality. It seems like nobody else has tried it, though, so I guess I'll be the guinea pig.
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:36 AM   #5
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Yeah, sorry about that. Wasn't trying to come across as a dick when I wrote it. Let us know how it turns out if you pursue it.
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:37 AM   #6
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No need to apologize, I didn't mean to come off as offended, just stating my interest in it.
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:48 AM   #7
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You guys are both dicks, now stop stroking each other and shut the hell up.

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Old 11-05-2010, 07:23 AM   #8
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Default Re: ProAligner?

Other than making sure the rear wheel is sitting straight, how much alignment is really needed on a bike? The only way something could be out of line is if your forks are tweaked/twisted(assuming the rear is straight). Right, or am I missing something?
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You guys are both dicks, now stop stroking each other and shut the hell up.

lol, you guy's are funny as hell.....

on a side note yea i was wondering the same thing how really can you tell if you did need something like this other than if you had something happen to you bike or are just really anal about stuff and wont to be totally dead on it....
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:29 AM   #10
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The way I see it, if the rear is crooked, the worst that will happen is the bike would "crabwalk." it would still go straight, just sideways. The front will fall to whatever point the gyroscopic force/rake angle dictates necessary to go straight. This would have a negative effect on handling and braking if it's way out of whack, but I'd bet it would take alot for a non-professional like me to even notice it.
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:06 AM   #11
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Quad is pretty much right on the money... I just use the tick marks on the bike. My poor bike has been beat on enough that even using a pro-tool to align the rear end would still probably be all a little
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:27 AM   #12
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Quad is pretty much right on the money... I just use the tick marks on the bike.


I just make sure all 4 lug nuts are tight.

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I just make sure all 4 lug nuts are tight.

Done.

Do all VFRs have centerstands?
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Do all VFRs have centerstands?
I can only speak to 2002-2009, and in that case, the answer is yes.

Re: your signature, on the VFR1200, it's a dealer accessory. At additional cost.
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:42 AM   #15
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I just make sure all 4 lug nuts are tight.

Done.

I still want a single sided swing arm on the 919...
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All you need is a Sawzall. Done.
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I've heard rumor that the cb1000r swing are will fit, would just need a new wheel, and brake system...
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I've heard rumor that the cb1000r swing are will fit, would just need a new wheel, and brake system...
Sounds like a typical weekday afternoon for 370 steve.
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Yeah. He could turn out a whole new frame. Lucky sob.
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true... when they are finally released I'll check and see what the parts are going to cost
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