Join Date: May 2009
Location: Indiana/ Michigan line at the Lake
Don't ride it yet so as not to chew up said hub!!
Even tho you DID ride, it doesn't chew up the hub in the first few miles.
I'm hoping you noticed if the speedo drive went fully onto the hub. When the tangs don't line up there's
a gap and the wheel center guts have to be forced together. It's something you'd notice with a new
greasy 1/4" gap showing where there wasn't one before. That said, sounds like the cable needs
reseated. If you happen to have the wheel dropped again it's the time to slide the thing out and ensure
it didn't break if it was weak and ready to let go at the time of disassembly. Whenever I have the
fairing off and the cable is accessible from the top that's when I dump some fat oil (gear lube) down the housing and let it run right into the drive hub, which also gets a light repack anyway since I have the
thing off. Both square ends need to snuggle into place underthose lil' knurled knob-cap-screw-on-
thingies (end caps) for them to screw down fully. (the military mind in you might have had a lightbulb
moment. "something's off a hair", "this don't smell right", etc.)
If the cable and drive are still fine (and likely are), a careful reassembly will fix this in a flash.
I'm no engine guru like our esteemed go-to guys, but having wheels off multiple times per season I've
been thru this one literally dozens of times on this bike alone. Me believes your gonna be all good.
Something a few of us do, me especially is use this opportunity to straighten the cable. Turning the
drive hub backwards 1/8 turn, or downwards to the 9 o'clock position just below the protrusion the drive
is supposed to sit in. This leaves a long sweeping arc for the spinning cable to ride in rather than a
sharper bending S shape.
I'm really behind ya on this one just cause I like and respect you a bunch for being both military and
participating heavily on the site. (Got turned down at MEPS fer scoliosis, but offered up my life for the
Flag same as yourself)
CheapMark (and wannabe 80th Airborne like my dad-Korea-'50-'51)
Now put that shit together right, sailor(are submariners called sailors?). That's an order.
I, and many others salute you.
The brake line doesn't usually get air during this process. When it does, luckily the vertical
setup allows it to "burp" itself. Worst case is a bleed which gets the crud out of the fluid
that settled down low anyhoo.
This is my son, with whom I am well pleased." ----God
Last edited by CheapBassTurd; 10-05-2016 at 03:26 AM.
Reason: Forgot the brake part. Stop asking me why I edit.