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Old 05-16-2013, 02:02 PM   #6
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Pissed Aligning the rear tire/wheel on an R100GS

I had a local shop install new Avons on my 1992 R100GS Bumblebee and, some 1,500 miles later I heard a squeaking noise I can't normally hear w/ my helmet and engine on. Turns out the right side of the tire is rubbing against the shock, to the extent that the raised crown/bead on the right side has been rubbed down. I took the wheel off, put in a few washers as spacers but now it rubs on the drive shaft housing.

A local shop did the installation for me. Did they forget to install some kind of larger spacer ring when they put the rear wheel back on? I suspect this is the last time I go enjoy a sandwich while someone's working on my toys! Thanks for any feedback.
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