Our original thought was the time-tested string method -- wrapping the string around the front wheel and checking alignment at the back. We tried the alternative method, and it works, further proof that we have smart readers.In fact, the second string method is nearly the same as our initial suggestion but backward, using the rear wheel as the primary reference and checking for misalignment against the front wheel.
Bicycle rear wheels are evenly centered between the lower rear fork stays. It would be so nice & easy, if that was the case with Enfield G5's. I have read about aligning front & rear wheels with boards, & taut string in the manuals. This is impossible when on the wide center stand or lying over on the side stand. IF the there should be even spaces on either side of the wheel-between the swingarm, I'd sure love to hear that my reasoning & suspicion is correct. I've just replaced my chain, & this would be a good approximate starting point for aligning the wheels....Anybody?
Ok, but my question is, if we're adjusting the rear wheel, why not check it against the front wheel? That way, everything happens at the back. Only problem I can see is, no gaps, so perhaps it's better to check the front wheel...
Are there any problems with checking the alignment on the right side while the bike is on it's sidestand?