Rear Wheel Installation


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kboaz2001
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Rear Wheel Installation

Postby kboaz2001 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:42 pm



I reinstalled my rear wheel on my 1992 1500. I used the torques listed in the manual, bur the wheel seems tight when I turn it. Is this normal? :?:



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Re: Rear Wheel Installation

Postby baumedagn » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:49 pm

Define "tight". How did it feel before? Will it free spin? I would double check that the spacers are in correctly.

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Re: Rear Wheel Installation

Postby kboaz2001 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:18 pm

It does spin, but not a free spin.

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Re: Rear Wheel Installation

Postby cbx4evr » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:22 pm

Doesn't sound right. As mentioned already check your spacers and washers. Check the thread on removing your rear wheel for pictures and comments.
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Re: Rear Wheel Installation

Postby dingdong » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:40 am

Define free spin. When spinning the rear wheel you are also turning the rear end gears and the drive shaft . Not going to spin as free as the front wheel. Check to see if the brakes are releasing fully.
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Re: Rear Wheel Installation

Postby Dusty Boots » Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:28 pm

I think mine spins about 1 1/2 revolutions when up on the centre stand.




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