Rear axle issue
I just found out that the wheel sprocket was not installed properly last time I had my rear tire replaced. The sprocket is swinging in all directions, like a disk sitting on a flat surface, but with a small bump in the center. See what I mean?
I've removed the wheel and tried mounting the sprocket properly, but I just can't do any better than what had been done by the dealer. I've cleaned up all the parts just in case it would be caused by accumulated gunk, but still the same.
The only way I can get the sprocket to sit properly on the wheel is by not installing the spacer at the back of the sprocket hub. So that spacer seems to be the problem. Mind you it looks in good shape. Could it be that it's very touchy to put back in place properly? I've removed that rear wheel before and installed it back on, and it went fine, though.
Amazingly enough, I've ride over 3000km with a loose sprocket! The chain did wear out much quicker than normal, though. And now, being aware of this issue, I don't want to ride and make it any worst than it is. I'm currently traveling, and camping on the Vancouver island. There's a dealer a few km from where I'm camping, so I'll be heading there Tuesday morning, unless I can manage to fix it myself. I'll be checking back with this forum to see if any of you have any idea about what could be causing the sprocket to sit loose on the wheel.
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part 42036 is the issue.