Axle blocks don't line up when put new chain on...help!


23 replies to this topic
  • barch88

Posted June 29, 2006 - 05:24 PM

#1

I just put a new chain on my bike, my axle block on the sprocket side is reading 4 marks out, and the one on the brake disc side reads 6. If I adjust it so they both read 4 my tire is off to the right, and not stright...

Heres what I found out...my axle block on sprocket side has 9 marks total, my axle block on my brake side has 11 marks.

So would 6 be correct for the brake side? Since 11-9=2, so difference of 2 marks...

Please help guys


Thanks.

  • Matt96xr6

Posted June 29, 2006 - 05:49 PM

#2

Read from the back forward. You are reading them wrong

  • barch88

Posted June 29, 2006 - 05:56 PM

#3

Back forward, so you mean from the end of swingarm up into the bike, reading towards the motor, not towards the end of the tire/end of bike.

  • barch88

Posted June 29, 2006 - 06:17 PM

#4

Thanks, that was the problem!

  • dougstar64

Posted July 06, 2006 - 03:08 AM

#5

YOU MEAN TO TELL ME IVE BEEN READING THEM WRONG THE WHOLE TIME?.....oh crap...

  • 116CJ

Posted July 06, 2006 - 03:47 AM

#6

this is the one thing i don't like that i have found on mine. not only is there a different number and you need to read it from the back but the axle doesn't but right up against the block and when you tighten it, it marks up the aluminum and makes a groove. i have seen one that was miss shaped from tightening it too much. i think im going to invest in some axle blocks the aftermarket ones i was looking at had the right amount of slots on each side.

  • grayracer513

Posted July 06, 2006 - 06:37 AM

#7

Read from the back forward. You are reading them wrong

Absolutely right. The drive side block is different.

  • Matt96xr6

Posted July 06, 2006 - 07:06 AM

#8

this is the one thing i don't like that i have found on mine. not only is there a different number and you need to read it from the back but the axle doesn't but right up against the block and when you tighten it, it marks up the aluminum and makes a groove. i have seen one that was miss shaped from tightening it too much. i think im going to invest in some axle blocks the aftermarket ones i was looking at had the right amount of slots on each side.


even the aftermarket ones are designed the same. They are just longer on the front so you dont have to adjust the adjusters so far out.

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  • 116CJ

Posted July 06, 2006 - 08:45 AM

#9

these look like they have the same number of slots 13&13 and they look like the hold the axle better. plus they are only 20 bucks
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  • 450_rider

Posted July 06, 2006 - 01:40 PM

#10

The drive side block is different.


Why is the drive side different shouldn't they both have the same number of marks, makes sense :ride:

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  • skidooboy

Posted July 06, 2006 - 05:20 PM

#11

scored these on ebay 19.00, nice units. ski

http://cgi.ebay.com/...43977QQtcZphoto

  • jamiehughes

Posted July 06, 2006 - 07:43 PM

#12

i have the red tusk axle blocks(pictured a couple up) on my 06 yz450 and they look and work trick...

  • barch88

Posted July 06, 2006 - 07:46 PM

#13

Yeah, I did notice the "groove" in mine from tightening it down, although I did use a torque wrench, to the spec 90lbs. So it's all good. I got them all lined up now and stuff guys, thanks for your help.

  • 116CJ

Posted July 07, 2006 - 03:20 AM

#14

i have the red tusk axle blocks(pictured a couple up) on my 06 yz450 and they look and work trick...

i just ordered them last night you really cant beat that price.

  • jamiehughes

Posted July 07, 2006 - 04:00 AM

#15

yeah, they are dirt cheap.

  • chrisl609

Posted July 07, 2006 - 09:21 AM

#16

I picked up a set of the GTYR blocks. They look trick & feel a little lighter than the stock ones too.

  • ike84

Posted July 07, 2006 - 05:03 PM

#17

OK, so which one goes on which side. I better check mine!!!

  • Yamkifour

Posted July 07, 2006 - 05:23 PM

#18

Dont use the blocks. I still have stock chain and gears on my 2005, and I dont like to lube them. Roll the tire and make shure the chain is directly in the middle of the rear gear.Msr makes this tool http://www.motosport...5733&id=215058. If you set it up with this it will last a long long time. I bought an xring chain and sprocket for a 94 yz250 and set it up with this. I then used the same chain and sprocket on my 2000 yz250 , and again used both an a yx250f. by the time I sold the 2002 the sprocket and chain were still good.

  • jamiehughes

Posted July 07, 2006 - 08:16 PM

#19

OK, so which one goes on which side. I better check mine!!!

they should only go on one way, the oval hole goes sprocket side..

  • bluestreak450

Posted July 07, 2006 - 09:01 PM

#20

Will the aftermarket axle blocks allow the axle to turn, and will they bend them or are they stronger?





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