This was a hard review for me. I like the tool, but I can't say I would recommend it. its not a must have. I find it hard to straighten out my KTM bikes and this tool does help but very minimal. It does not inspire confidence in aligning the chain. I think it works but not sure because I need to rely on my eye sight. I feel like there is a lot of grey area and area for improvement. Would you be disappointed with this tool? no, you would use it, but I feel like you would not be 100% satisfied. If you see it on sale, I'd say go for it.
Not really a "must have" tool bit it is handy and takes some of the guess work out of aligning you rear wheel. I never knew if I could trust the marks on the swingarm of any bike that I have owned. This tool reaffirms your alignment and it's easy to use..
Rod could be more durable and longer. other than that it works and makes it easy to get alignment perfect. DON'T TRUST THE MARKS ON THE SWINGARM! They could have your alignment off and cause extra wear on the chain and sprockets.
I always had trouble getting my rear wheel aligned on my RM-250 when adjusting the chain and this tool makes it really easy. My only small gripe is I wish the rod was about twice as long as it is. It would make it that much easier to site down the chain to determine correct alignment
Easy to use and works great to help ensure that everything is lined up as it should be. My DR650 has the snail type chain adjusters that have the factory reference marks. I bought this to see how close they are when set to identical numbers on each side. Turns out they can be trusted. Good to have around.
Anything motionpro is a hit there tools are for the blue collar Type everyday person working on their own stuff. This allows you to get equal chain adjustments and make sure your straight. The stock markings on the swing arm are nice, but this is better.
I get where Motion Pro is going with this tool, but I failed to find it very useful to accomplish a task that isn't all that difficult to begin with. With the short-ish alignment rod, I found it somewhat ambiguous to get a true line or perspective along the chain length. Guess I got a little lazy with this one.
Product seems like it may be delicate if not stored properly. I've managed to keep mine in good shape the last couple of years. Simple to use. I am definitely doing a better job of aligning the rear wheel when I use it.
The alignment rod is shorter than I expected. I tried using this tool a couple times and didn't find it very user friendly. I didn't end up trusting the results I was getting so I stuck with using the notches for alignment. I doubt I will use this gadget again.
Seems to help with chain life. Wish some instruction were included. Seems self explanatory, but when you use it not clear what to line up exactly to the tool. Have to "eye ball" the reference points. Maybe I am just too exacting and need to give it a break. I wish it was a little more concrete in how it works. I think it helps me to be more exact then using a micrometer to measure the difference between sides of axle blocks. I also feel I can repeat the alignment to a greater degree of accuracy.
<br>Definitely cut down on chain wear. Have not had to adjust the chain for two race weekends! All I do now at the track is check and lube the chain between rounds!
Buy it...no kidding...don't think about it. I purchased one and found that my wheel was misaligned by a decent amount. I am OCD and spend a lot of time making sure things are perfect. Without this tool, you are just guessing. It is the easiest way to align your rear time...it is stupidly simple.
I was skeptical when a friend was showing me his Motion Pro Chain Alignment Tool, until I tried it. One of my bikes is a 2001 CR250R and the marks on the blocks and swingarm can be hard to distinguish from random scratches and nicks, this tool allows me to adjust the chain easier and faster than I ever could before, probably way more accurate too.
I have two rear wheels on my dirtbike that have different size sprockets for different terrain. So every time I switched tires I have to adjust the axle bolts which makes me have to realign the chain each time too. I used to measure each side about 5 times before I'd get it just right and it was a pain. Now I just slap this on, get the right chain slack, look at the tool, make a small adjustment and I'm good to go. Definitely worth the frustration it saves me!
im always messing with my rear hub alignment... i always thought i could set it straight no problem... when i used my friends for the fun of it i was surprised on how offset it would be. i really recommend people to buy this if there always adjusting the rear hub
This tool works great for making sure that your chain line is correct and takes the guess work out adjusting each side and then looking and or measuring etc. The only thing I had a small problem with id that the plastic bolt that is supped to mount up against the rear sprocket wasn't long enough to get the tool snug against the sprocket. I am using a new Renthal rear sprocket. I managed to make it work with a thin piece cardboard and it worked fine! I will get a longer machine bolt and it will be primo! Great tool though!
Works for me with a just a little minor adjusting! :) Glad i bought it!
2007 and 2008 YZ250F's fitted with Sunline rear axle blocks. The tool is handy to confirm that markings on axle blocks are even on both sides. They were. Now I've gone back to using the axle block markings. Don't see me using the alignment tool ever again unless I change axle blocks.