|Yesterday, 03:47 PM||#1|
Joined: Mar 2004
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
speedo housing making noise..wobble.. related?
A few weeks ago I started a thread that the front tire on my vstrom was feeling wobbly while on a trip. I thought I fixed it but it seems to be back. It's at it's worst when accelerating or decelerating around 35mph. So I took off the front wheel and got it rebalanced. The balancing actually seemed to make it worse and now there was a strange whistling/ rubbing sound coming from the front wheel area.
My first thought was maybe I didn't put the speedo housing back right. I wasn't sure exactly how I should line it up. Before taking the wheel off I noticed the housing wasn't sitting flush in the wheel I then took the wheel off and noticed that there was a tab on the fork that seemed to line up with the speedo housing. So it seems thats where the speed goes. The problem is the indent for the tab to slide into is all mashed. (There is a pic below for reference) So I lined the tab back up with the indent on the speedo and the rubbing/whistling noise seemed to go away when I spun the wheel and on this mornings ride into work there was no sounds. Then today I come home and and the wobble is back and so is the whistle/rubbing sound.
Also as I mentioned earlier the speedo housing doesn't seem to be sitting flush into the wheel. It's flush at the top but not at the bottom. I'm not really sure what my next step should be. I'm hoping some better mechanics than me can offer some advice.
Also do you think something going on here could be causing the wheel to wobble?
Speedo indent for tab on fork crushed.
Speedo not sitting flush into wheel.
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|Today, 12:49 PM||#2|
Joined: Sep 2008
first step is to drop the wheel and see if you can get the speedo housing to sit flush -- you may have have boogered up whatever your bikes uses to impart wheel rotation to the speedo housing (usually some kinda tab/slot arrangement).
Try installing the wheel withOUT the speedo housing . . . . if properly installed and torqued, you should be fine, and all signs of wobble should be gone. It may be that the cocked speedo housing was keeping you from tightenting the axle properly.
As for the speedo housing, see if it will sit square with the fork lower . . . if not, you may have to attack it with a file. Careful, it is likely aluminum, so don't go crazy. Use as course a file as you can find, to keep from clogging it up immediately.
Once you have verified the the wheel runs true without the house, and that you can get the housing to seat square on the wheel and fork, assemble everything carefully, double checking as you go.
lastly, let us know how this comes out.
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|Today, 03:39 PM||#3|
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Sonoran Desert, AZ
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