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Discussion in 'Australia' started by davorallyfan, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    If the relay is chattering then I'd be chasing a dodgy connection, probably the battery earth to the crankcase.
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  2. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Pull the axle out and put a straight edge on it, or better yet, spin it up in some V blocks with a dial gauge.
  3. Ron50

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    Sounds more like the spacer between the bearings has dropped slightly on that side and the axle is hitting the inner race. Try turning the wheel 180 degrees or using a tapered shaft to centralise the spacer with the bearing.

    I'm speaking generally as I'm not familiar with DR wheels.
  4. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    The axle OD is continuous through the assembly. No way for a spacer to drop down as such.

    The axle OD does wear on one side where the wheel bearings contact it, especially the LHS wheel bearing. This creates a misalignment between the wheel and cush hub, but has no effect on the axle ID.
  5. Ron50

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    I was thinking of the old Honda setup where the spacer pipe had a flimsy three-legged collar to centralise it in the hub. This could come loose on the spacer and let the end it was furthest from drop so that the blunt end of the axle would not be centralised and hit the inner race.
  6. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Most wheels have a spacer between the bearings, but it only interacts with the axle OD, not the ID. Spacer is #2 below.

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  7. Ron50

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    Understood, but if the end of the axle (part 7) drops because the spacer (part 2) goes out of position inside the hub it can butt up against the inner race of the bearing on the other side (part 3).

    On the old Honda wheels there was plenty of room for the spacer tube to drop into this position.
  8. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    True, but we are talking about, AFAIK, pushing a rod through the axle's bore, they are hollow, and the spacer can't get there. If it could, there would be an obvious problem. The result should be the same whether the axle is in place on the bike, or on the bench on its own.
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  9. Ron50

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    Gotcha - barking up the wrong tree. Should have reread the post I was answering.
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  10. BergDonk

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    FWIW, I have a vague idea that the bore is not the same ID all the way through, not sure. Also, some well set clay in there can stop stuff going all the way.

    Best check is still to pull the axle and check it off the bike if its a concern.
  11. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    I used a stainless rod, looks a bit skinny but goes through easily and it plenty strong enough.
    When I first got this DR both axles were blocked with clay. Mud wasps also love a hole.

    As a starting point try gently tapping a skinny rod/ screwdriver through the axle to dislodge any crap.
  12. duckslider

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    Fitted new RK 525 chain,14t front sprocket and 42t back sprocket to Black Pearl. :thumb Replaced a 16t front,43t back.
    Well happy with the difference. :-)
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    Keep an eye on the wear pad on the swingarm
    With the 14t the pad can wear then into the swingarm
    15/45 would be the same ratios
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  14. Precis

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    Both those ratio sets - 14/42 and 15/45 - see the same links hitting the same teeth repeatedly; personally, I'd go up one tooth on the rear, just to mix it around a little...
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    Just replaced mine - $54 and 5 minutes :ricky
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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Took mine for a midweek overnighter

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    gavmac Been here awhile

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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Both ends :D

    That one would be a work out for the CB Gav

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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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