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post #1 of 13 Old 09-26-2006, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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When my rear is up on a stand it does not roll very freely. It never really has but seems tougher. I lubed the chain before my track day and it rolled a little better but not much.

Adjusted chain tension also and still no better. Any thoughts?

My limited knowledge goes to maybe new cush drive or bearings? I am still on the originals.

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Bearings or the wheel is possibly out of alignment. This would cause some binding.

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Bearings or the wheel is possibly out of alignment. This would cause some binding.
For sure. Check alignment. Maybe the axle should be lubed/cleaned. Doubt it though.

Any binding in the chain anywhere? Try bending each link to see if any are harder than the others.

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Thanks for tips so far. Any tips on checking alignment aside from that whole string set up I have seen?

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Using the stock notches... That's all I use and I've had zero problems in the last 30000 miles I've ridden.

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Hmmmmm.... That is what we used. My expert and lovely mechanic double checked those with me.

That still kicks me back to bearings maybe. It does not really spin freely at all. I have to spin it.

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Put it on the stand and then take the chain off the sprocket and spin it. That will tell you if it's the bearing/axle, or the chain.

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Could be those things listed above. Also, a dragging rear brake caliper could cause it.

Can you push the tire forward, derail the chain, put the tire back, retorque it and then rotate. Pretty quick check to see if it's the chain. Same check for rear caliper. If neither of those your down to alignment, bearing wear, or you're getting weak.

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Could be those things listed above. Also, a dragging rear brake caliper could cause it.

Can you push the tire forward, derail the chain, put the tire back, retorque it and then rotate. Pretty quick check to see if it's the chain. Same check for rear caliper. If neither of those your down to alignment, bearing wear, or you're getting weak.
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Great guys. Looks like I have some checking to do. Maybe tomorrow after we pick up the RV. Still too damn tired today. See track report.

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You missed the caliper part. 7 point deduction.

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It very well could be the brake. Even without pulling the chain, you can just pull the 2 brake caliper bolts and remove the caliper. You will not need to change the set up and can put the caliper back correctly if it is not the cause of the drag. Deffinately check it. It screwed up on my dirt bike all the time. Brake dust can build a block on the pistons.

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Thanks again for all the tips. Definitely gonna check the caliper and then work through the progression of checking chain and eliminating stuff as I go.

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