Rear Drive


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Dolph60
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Rear Drive

Postby Dolph60 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:52 pm



My friend has a 95 Aspy,he took it in to have the rear tire changed.After a couple hundred miles it started to make a strange sound,kinda like the sound a car makes when the wheel bearings starting to go out.Got under and took a look and the hub is a little oily on the opposite side of the drive shaft.Also the sound muffles down and almost goes away when you weave the bike back and forth while riding.Any ideas??



rdraidr
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Re: Rear Drive

Postby rdraidr » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:47 pm

Assume they changed the tire.? Cupped tires make a vibrating/grinding noise that comes and goes depending on bike lean, etc.
How many miles on the bike?
When it comes and goes? Comes when straight up and goes when leaned?

1. Could be they did not reassemble the washer, brake bracket and spacer correctly? Allowing excessive wheel movement.
2. They did not torque the shaft properly? Ditto.
3. Could be a bad bearing(s)?
4. Worn dampers?

I would take the rear tire/wheel apart and make sure all were in the correct order and to spec.

My thoughts anyways.

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Re: Rear Drive

Postby Dolph60 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:37 pm

Yes,it was a new tire change,and yes the sound comes and gos as you lean the bike while riding.The Aspy has around 50,000 miles thanks for the help

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Re: Rear Drive

Postby Dolph60 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:48 pm

I just talked to him and he said the sound gets quieter the more you lean

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Re: Rear Drive

Postby RoadRogue » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:16 am

I would say that someone didnt reassemble it correctly when they put the wheel back on. Have your friend return to have it fixed by the shop. Go straight to the service manager.Some one screwed up there. 8-)
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Re: Rear Drive

Postby Dusty Boots » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:23 am

Usually tires will 'Hum' while in a corner, or leaned over after a couple thousand miles of wear, but with such a new tire, I doubt it would be the tire unless he picked up a nail/screw in it, so check for that.
Might be a bearing going, or could be they assembled the rear wheel spacers incorrectly.
Also check to make sure the rear brake calliper/brake pistons are releasing properly

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Re: Rear Drive

Postby Wingsconsin » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:20 pm

RoadRogue wrote:I would say that someone didnt reassemble it correctly when they put the wheel back on. Have your friend return to have it fixed by the shop. Go straight to the service manager.Some one screwed up there. 8-)


Dusty Boots wrote:Usually tires will 'Hum' while in a corner, or leaned over after a couple thousand miles of wear, but with such a new tire, I doubt it would be the tire unless he picked up a nail/screw in it, so check for that.
Might be a bearing going, or could be they assembled the rear wheel spacers incorrectly.
Also check to make sure the rear brake calliper/brake pistons are releasing properly


My first thought was a spacer issue.... get this looked at right away ..back at the dealer...
The mechanics typically found at dealers now-a-days are NOT familiar with the GL1500's
They are used to crotch rockets, and ATVs ..not a premier Touring machine.
Just my experience with the local dealer.... :roll:
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Re: Rear Drive

Postby Dolph60 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:39 pm

Thanks for all the helpful info.Hes taking it back to the shop that changed his tire.This is the best motorcycle site on the web!!

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Re: Rear Drive

Postby rdraidr » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:40 pm

If he's interested in the stack-up, Admin did a nice "how-to" here: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=11395

Look at picture 48 for the spacer, and 52 for the washer. Folks get that order, washer, brake bracket, spacer wrong and then have issues.




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