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Offline Fourwayz

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DANG IT!!! Sigh...
« on: February 21, 2017, 01:55:41 am »
I HAD an issue with a "ruck, ruck, ruck" noise under power some weeks ago after a rear tire replacement. NOW at 25mph up OR downshifting there is a vibration I feel that may be the final drive. This cropped up two days ago inbound from a 70 mile jaunt. I checked the drive was properly filled, loosened and retightned the final drive and axle bolts to no avail. Maybe someone a bit more knowledgeable than me about the drive can chime in? IF I do need a replacement,  should the driveshaft be replaced as well?

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Re: DANG IT!!! Sigh...
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2017, 02:44:49 am »
If it happened as soon as the tire was replaced, I'd suspect the tire, or some fault in the installation..  These final drives are pretty reliable.  Tread separation, out of round, unbalanced tire, etc.  Did you install the tire yourself or have a shop do it?  If a shop, I'd take it back to them and complain. 
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Re: DANG IT!!! Sigh...
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2017, 02:52:43 am »
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Re: DANG IT!!! Sigh...
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2017, 04:44:53 pm »
Ok, I just read through the thread posted above and found some good info about troubleshooting. Being in the military, K.I.S.S. is very familiar as is Murphy's Law. To cut to the chase, is there a concrete method to mounting the rear wheel on this bike? I don't think this is rocket science and I thought I had done it "right". At each removal, I apply yamalube grease when I replace the wheel. So before I disassemble everything AGAIN, I want to be sure I am "doing it right" first, before tossing parts at it!
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Re: DANG IT!!! Sigh...
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2017, 05:23:07 pm »
Ok, I just read through the thread posted above and found some good info about troubleshooting. Being in the military, K.I.S.S. is very familiar as is Murphy's Law. To cut to the chase, is there a concrete method to mounting the rear wheel on this bike? I don't think this is rocket science and I thought I had done it "right". At each removal, I apply yamalube grease when I replace the wheel. So before I disassemble everything AGAIN, I want to be sure I am "doing it right" first, before tossing parts at it!

The rear tire removal and mounting is pretty standard.  Something that comes to my mind, is there is a large spacer(bushing) that has to go inside the hub when reinstalling the tire.  The axle runs through the rear dive into this bushing inside the hub and then through the opposite side.  When taking the tire off sometimes that bushing will fall out so it has to be put back in.  There also is small spacer between the wheel and swing arm.




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Re: DANG IT!!! Sigh...
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2017, 07:40:51 pm »
Thanks Fred, I have both of those spacers covered. I dinna miss a one. I'll look closely at the splines tomorrow morning as I have a dashboard in a minivan to put back together tonight. As for the tire, it was returned, dismounted then remounted an balanced at the shop where I purchased it.
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Re: DANG IT!!! Sigh...
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2017, 04:04:32 pm »
Ok, took my time, and removed the tire, AND the cush drive. Cleaned and generously (not too much) lubed everything. From here out, I will remove and lube the race area INSIDE the cush plate as mine had "dry lube" that I had to scrape out. Lesson learned. I will ride it today and see if the rumble/vibration is still there after some miles.
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Re: DANG IT!!! Sigh...
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2017, 11:39:03 pm »
Make sure the spacer is in place, if there is still a noise
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Re: DANG IT!!! Sigh...
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2017, 01:51:42 pm »
Also check the rubber fender guard/liner at the front of the wheel well to be sure it didn't come loose and is rubbing the new tire.
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