Thread: Rear Wheel Play
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bikerfish1100 bikerfish1100 is offline
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Location: Northern Front Range, Colorado
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just adjusted my pivot bearings (thanx for the procedural tips) for the first time in ~33,000 since replacement by dealer at ~18,000. snugging back to spec removed all wheel play. something i noticed in checking the play- with wheel off, i could move the rear hub laterally (left to right oriented to rider position), see clear lateral movement, but not any axial movement (front/rear in combination with lateral play).
thought that might be helpful in future diagnosis.
also- was warned about being sure to fully heat housing to break grip of loctite. the dealer had put back together with blue loctite, as did i, rather than the tighter red. some local shops had found housing threads coming off with the floating pin when insufficient heat was employed.
"Wow I'm an idiot, thanks bikerfish!"
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Old 11-07-2006, 04:45 PM
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