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Beginner rider, I was doing my first chain adjustment, and now the rear wheel is misaligned. The adjuster plate closest to the chain is at the 6th hashmark, while the other adjuster plate is all the way to the rear, showing all hash marks. I made the mistake of tightening the adjuster bolt closest to the chain too much, and then adjusting the other adjuster nut down so it loosens the other side. Any ideas on how to get the adjuster plates back in sync? Should I be doing this work on a paddock stand instead? Any other tips? Thanks in advance
 

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I'll generally measure, with a piece of string, from the center of the swing arm bolt to the center of the axle. Same on both sides, perfect! That's the really old school way. Motion Pro and others make a little clamp for your rear sprocket with a long rod the goes over the chain, you just line it up with the chain.
 

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Thanks @Vansmack im gonna try that. I fixed the issue, just needed to loosen the axles and adjuster nuts, and kick the rear wheel forward to start the chain slack adjustment process all over again. Feels good getting better at maintenance!
 
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