Rear Tire Rub


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Rear Tire Rub

Postby mtdavis72960 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:38 am



Good Morning Gold Wingers

Over this past weekend while riding I started to smell rubber burning as well as this morning on the way to work. This never happened before while riding, this is a 1983 Aspencade. This morning while standing behind the bike I noticed on the left side of the tire a wear mark on the outside edge of the tire. I have read all kind of reasons for the inside diameter wear but hardly anything for the outside edge. Hoping someone can shed some light on this. I am taking the bike home and will take off the left bag and see what I can see but would be interested in opinions..

thanks

Mike "Taz" Davis
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Re: Rear Tire Rub

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:47 am

Sometimes something will come loose, but a lot of time it's corrosion on the swingarm that bubbles out enough to finally contact the tire (there isn't a lot of clearance between the swingarm and tire).

Also check the lateral free play of the rear wheel - a worn wheel bearing can allow wheel movement that will allow the tire to contact the swingarm.

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Re: Rear Tire Rub

Postby mtdavis72960 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:59 am

In checking the bearing, is it the same as one hand top and one on the bottom or 9 O'clock and 3 o'clock then push and pull?

I am hoping that it is something easy like a loose part hitting it..

thanks!!

Mike

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Re: Rear Tire Rub

Postby kdurfee » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:15 am

I had the same issue with my rear tire. I had let the PSI get to low at one point, and I had also let too much air out of the shocks (because I have short legs). There was also a fender-support rail inside of the fender that wore a grove on the left side of the rear tire when I lowered the shocks. At any rate, it all culminated in leaving a groove and a shiny spot on the tire. It also started to bubble out. I replaced the tire, no rub going on with my new shinkos.

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Re: Rear Tire Rub

Postby mtdavis72960 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:30 am

I increased the rear shocks to see if it made a difference, nope still happened, I will have to take the bag off put it on the center or lift it to see where the contact is being made. Since this bike only had one other owner with 13k original I cant see a bearing however never know. I will also chalk up the tire and see possibly where the contact point is. Just strange being on the outside edge near the tread.




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