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Profi laser cat chain alignment tool
« on: May 15, 2020, 04:39:49 PM »
Hi all.
Just thought that I would let you know about my new purchase.
I needed (wanted) something to check chain alignment.
Thought about profi cat but not cheap. Looked at the alternatives.
Anyhow. Bit the bullet and got one straight from their website. 57 delivered from Germany within 2 days.
What a cracking bit of kit.
Made the check really easily and quickly.

Thoroughly recommended.

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Re: Profi laser cat chain alignment tool
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2020, 04:57:24 PM »
Yes - been using one for a while and it does give you some confidence that things are in line as they should be.

Fortunately though with the Scottoiler I find that I don't need to adjust the chain that often, although this weekend it's both wheels off for new tyres so the Profi Cat will be in use once that's done

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Re: Profi laser cat chain alignment tool
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2020, 12:53:47 PM »
So, what can you both say about the dots on the swing arm, are they properly placed?  :016:
I mean do you see it differs from your now perfect alignment?

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Re: Profi laser cat chain alignment tool
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2020, 01:24:57 PM »
Frankly if riders need a laser to be able to see that their chain is properly aligned they either have excess disposable income or they need to spend money visiting an optometrist.
People have been aligning motorcycle chains for nearly 120 years without the need to waste money on 21st century rip off gadgets.

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Re: Profi laser cat chain alignment tool
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2020, 01:37:42 PM »
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Re: Profi laser cat chain alignment tool
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2020, 02:00:03 PM »
Just to throw the cat among the pigeons.

If you really really want to get accurate measurements you should insert dowels through the centre of both the axle bolt and the swing arm bolt and measure either side.

Obviously the axle dowel has to be long enough either side so that both are parallel to the bike  and form a perfect rectangle.

The one thing that the laser might tell you is if the rear sprocket is somehow offset to the counter shaft but good luck proving that and I would be astonished if Triumph got that bit wrong.

I am in the camp of having a chain oiler and making sure friction is minimised and obviously you should check wear on the counter every time you go maintenance.

My two bobs worth anyway.

 

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Re: Profi laser cat chain alignment tool
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2020, 02:30:16 PM »
I started by using my Vernier caliper. Side to side +/- 0.1mm

The swing arm dots are accurate enough that the chain will run straight.
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Re: Profi laser cat chain alignment tool
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2020, 02:35:21 PM »
I'm a tad OCD when it comes to the chain straight lark. I use the laser + the swing arm dots/markers & get tape measure out measuring read axle to frame etc.

BUT what really annoys me is that final rear spindle nut tighten that pulls it a tad out of alignment, even with a screw driver jammed into chain & rear sprocket .  :157: :157:
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Re: Profi laser cat chain alignment tool
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2020, 02:37:15 PM »
*Originally Posted by Flyingbanana [+]
I'm a tad OCD when it comes to the chain straight lark. I use the laser + the swing arm dots/markers & get tape measure out measuring read axle to frame etc.

BUT what really annoys me is that final rear spindle nut tighten that pulls it a tad out of alignment, even with a screw driver jammed into chain & rear sprocket .  :157: :157:

Not if you have your knee against the tyre pushing it in. Once the nut is past knipped up there's no movement.
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Re: Profi laser cat chain alignment tool
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2020, 09:07:30 PM »
Scotoiler from new. Never touched the chain. It checked at service thats it. Same chain 19,000mls.

 


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