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Re: This was unsettling to see at the gas station .....
« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2018, 12:08:40 am »
I start working on the C-10's suspension tomorrow. Before I work on the forks, I'll pull that rear wheel off and check the axle spacer (final drive side). Reckon those types of things should be checked each time it's reassembled. I'm a newbie, but I'm learning.  :great:
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Re: This was unsettling to see at the gas station .....
« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2018, 12:14:43 am »
I start working on the C-10's suspension tomorrow. Before I work on the forks, I'll pull that rear wheel off and check the axle spacer (final drive side). Reckon those types of things should be check each time it's reassembled. I'm a newbie, but I'm learning.  :great:

perfect time to completely clean, inspect, and re grease the drive splines.. but don't over grease them... just a nice coating will suffice, use a small bristle brush, like a 'flux' brush.

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Re: This was unsettling to see at the gas station .....
« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2018, 02:14:30 am »
@MOB ..... crap, more stuff to look at ..... its never ending. I guess I should just resign myself to more wrenching than riding.
Yeah, it's not like you gotta pull that rear wheel off and look for that spacer anytime soon, you probably got another 5K left on that tar.
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Re: This was unsettling to see at the gas station .....
« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2018, 02:11:00 pm »
No part number is associated with either, just pictures, and as there are 2 different spacers (one inside the rim, between the bearings), who knows...

Was intended to be "just pictures" {to help clarify what they are looking for}. :truce:
The spacer in the photo's is the one that fits in the rear drive, not between the bearings in the wheel.
      Looks like the one I'm holding in my hand..

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Re: This was unsettling to see at the gas station .....
« Reply #29 on: October 04, 2018, 10:00:54 pm »
No part number is associated with either, just pictures, and as there are 2 different spacers (one inside the rim, between the bearings), who knows...

Was intended to be "just pictures" {to help clarify what they are looking for}. :truce:
The spacer in the photo's is the one that fits in the rear drive, not between the bearings in the wheel.
      Looks like the one I'm holding in my hand..

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I hear ya, and I understand why you posted the pictures, I included a "pictorial" in my post #15 also, just to show it.;
but always caution about ebay parts, and a 'spacer' sitting on a lift, by itself, doesn't lend itself to my confidence level... the assembled axle photo would, but then who knows... he pulled parts from 2 different year Conni's it seems, an '86 and an '06, and as both the spacers I note "look similar"
it's easy for a seller to 'mix up' parts when they strip down bikes... and if he pulled a wheel apart, and tossed the spacer in a box with other parts, he probably wouldn't know the difference...( they guy has a bazillion things for sale.... but parts from 2 conni's that I can see...)
one is longer... the one I am referring to being correct is
92027   92027-1553   COLLAR,20.2X28X89

the one between the bearings is slightly longer...
92027B   92027-1901   COLLAR,20.2X28X105.5

and the front wheel bearing spacer is similar... by sight....
92027   92027-1545   COLLAR,17X25X92

this should illustrate what I mean about a picture of 'a lonely spacer sitting on a piece of diamond tread' and saying for certain what it really is... buying it, awaiting delivery, and finding it may not be correct...
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I have boxes-o-parts like that...
along with many other "EBay chunks of Gold" I bought, like :
complete Ninja and Concours carb racks, stuck in a poly bag filled with styrofoam peanuts, and boxed and sent... without the forethought of draining all the float bowls...   messy bag of melted foam covered carbs... a couple sets at that...

or 'pristine ZX Ninja heads, with complete cams and valves, disassembled, wrapped in a bunch of news papers, stuffed in a huge box, loosely filled with crumpled news paper, and shipped cross country...
only to arrive looking like a ball-o-metal parts, with broken and dented edges...in a box that barely held together, even when re-taped and labled as "box repaired by US Postal service, Please examine contents upon receipt"...

 >:( >:( >:( :'( :'( :'( :-\ :-\ :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

I used to love shopping E Bay... ask my wife... she will tell you how fast $5k can be "distributed" thru PayPal..... :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

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Re: This was unsettling to see at the gas station .....
« Reply #30 on: October 14, 2018, 08:14:30 am »
Well .... after getting back from vacation I took the bike into a shop I trust and they couldn't find anything rubbing or any issues with the spacer etc .... they felt the tire had a manufacturing defect. Avon has been contacted but of course they are unwilling to do anything because of the mileage. In the end I will never purchase another Avon tire. I replaced them with Perelli's and on the short trip home they felt good. Unfortunately, since we are about to have a pretty rockin' storm here in CO a real road test will have to wait. Either way I learned a fairly important lesson and no one was hurt. Plus I learned quite a bit about the rear end mechanicals.

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Re: This was unsettling to see at the gas station .....
« Reply #31 on: October 14, 2018, 10:02:36 pm »
Well .... after getting back from vacation I took the bike into a shop I trust and they couldn't find anything rubbing or any issues with the spacer etc .... they felt the tire had a manufacturing defect. Avon has been contacted but of course they are unwilling to do anything because of the mileage. In the end I will never purchase another Avon tire. I replaced them with Perelli's and on the short trip home they felt good. Unfortunately, since we are about to have a pretty rockin' storm here in CO a real road test will have to wait. Either way I learned a fairly important lesson and no one was hurt. Plus I learned quite a bit about the rear end mechanicals.

well, seeing as you paid the expense to have that rear end and assembly inspected, and supposedly Avon has "been contacted", and won't do anything about it, maybe have that tire (call the mechanic a.s.a.p. to make sure he doesn't dispose of it tomorrow...) and tell Avon to accept the tire back for inspection, and to pay for shipping also, and a replacement... as that tire is clearly defective... no way possible should you have steel belts showing on one side, and perfectly good tread just opposite of it...
Get your photo of that in their hands... and tell them you plan to make sure all your COG associates see this photo... tell them you are willing to advertise their "quality, and business ethics" free of charge, until it is handled... don't be so eager to offer up mileage, that part is moot... it's a case of a defective tire.

best of luck, and it's good to hear that mechanically your bike is fine and correct.

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Re: This was unsettling to see at the gas station .....
« Reply #32 on: October 19, 2018, 10:09:53 pm »
Are you sure you didn't just ride across Nebraska going east with a 40 mph wind out of the north? :)) I kind of thought my tires would look like that after leaning into the wind all afternoon today. ;)
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