The PVC pipe was free, as it was scrap from broken pieces (two 2-foot pieces, one with the I.D. the size of the other O.D.). I bought one hose clamp. I already had the screw, two PVC end-caps and the elbows. The BIG find here was at an old mom-and-pop hardware store I found a piece of magnetic Hematite! The piece I found was cone shaped on both ends. Originally I was going to use a cone shaped nut or accorn nut in place of the Hematite piece.
These instructions will be easier understood by looking at the picture.
- Cut a couple grooves or slots in the end of the larger PVC pipe to allow it to clamp down on the other pipe.
- Slide the other smaller PVC pipe into the larger one. Install and tighten the hose clamp.
- Glue on the PVC elbows.
- Drill a hole in the center of one of the PVC end-caps and install the screw from the inside. Then glue it on.
- Now attach the other end. If you found a suitable piece of hematite, sweet! If not, then use a cone shaped nut.
I found the snail adjusters on my XR650L motorcycle to be out by one number (i.e. 24 on one side and 25 on the other). Now I know my rear wheel is aligned correctly. Hope you enjoy this as much as I do. P.S. It took me longer to write this article than build my homemade motorcycle rear wheel adjuster.
Credits: Article written and submitted by Dave Morgan of Marietta, GA. Edited by 4Strokes.com.