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Old 10-06-2006, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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Rear tire offset towards the chain side and is rubbing.

It's actually tore up the inner fender pretty bad. Any ideas to what is wrong?
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Old 10-06-2006, 11:28 AM
 
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You either have a misplaced spacer or a ruint bearing.

Has the wheel been off lately?
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Old 10-06-2006, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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I had an Avon Gripster put on about 7k miles ago. Could have been like that since then.
I hope it is a quik fix because TDP is right around the corner!
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Old 10-06-2006, 11:38 AM
 
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Nuther possibility is the axle is out of line. Check the marks on the adjusters to see if it is bilaterally symetrical.
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Old 10-06-2006, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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I looked at the lines yesterday and all seems good. It's just offset for some reason.
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Old 10-06-2006, 12:29 PM
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they have been known to rub the Chain guard.

But 'off-set' is another thing. I'd say a bearing or spacer missing. Can you lift up the back and see if it (wheel)will slide across the axle? or wiggle?

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Old 10-06-2006, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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they have been known to rub the Chain guard.

But 'off-set' is another thing. I'd say a bearing or spacer missing. Can you lift up the back and see if it (wheel)will slide across the axle? or wiggle?
Thanks Joe, I'll give it a try.
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Old 10-06-2006, 11:56 PM
 
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wheel alignment

Sounds like you might be missing the inner spacer on the sprocket hub/damper assembly. It tends to stay in the assembly when you pull the wheel off, but if you lay the assembly (separated from the main wheel hub) down or bump the assembly while off the main hub it can fall off an roll away. Far away. Trust me on that one. I just spooned a new tire on today and dropped the sprocket/damper assembly and the inner spacer jumped out and rolled out of my garage, down the driveway and out into the street. Without it I'm bettin you could trash yer bearings and/or hub........Randy
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Old 10-09-2006, 02:16 PM
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Have you found anything?

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Old 10-10-2006, 06:55 AM
 
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Yeah Ron

Still wondering how you made out.
PM me if you want me to come down
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