rear tire rub

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rear tire rub

Post by deansgoldwing » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:17 pm

I put a new rear tire on my 1982 GL1100A in the spring followed all procedures by the book. after about 1000 miles my tire started rubbing the side wall on the brake bar that runs from the spindle to the rear axle caliper mounting bracket. The tire is size is a Dunlop D404 140/90/16. bearings are good no side play and had the tire off and put back on. any one have any idea's on what might be the problem? thanks for your help all spacers are in place, the proper name for that bar is caliper torque bar.Is it possible that in that short period the tire side wall went bad? I had no problems until this fall on along ride had to trailer the poor thing home.

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Re: rear tire rub

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:26 pm

Did you put the spacers back in, in the correct position and in the correct place?

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Re: rear tire rub

Post by 3W-lonerider » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:30 pm

if the spacers wer'nt put in properly i'd assume the rotor would be rubbing the brake caliper as well..but since he made no mention of brake problems..i would bet that the tire is a tad wider than stock...had a buddy of mine run into that same exact problem on a 650 one day..went from a dunlop to a continental..according to the tire size it was identical but the continental rubbed big time. can't remember how thick that bar is..but maybe you could just pry it out a tad.. don't go beserk with it..maybe 1/8 inch..should'nt hurt anything.

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