I replaced my "cushion drive" at 23,000 miles because I thought that the play was excessive. Your play seems excessive to me.Typically how much play in cushion drive on rear sprocket? Mine moves close to 1/4 inch back n forth. Noticed it today on 280km ride.
Well, that sounds premature for replacing the cushion drive.This bike just hit 10,000 km or 6200 miles.
I'll suggest one could save some money & purchase a higher quality OLDER used Rubber cushion from ebay or salvage yards.Well pulled all apart. All
Bearings good. Just some wear in drive. Maybe most are like that. I’ll order new cushion and put in.
Yeah, besides mileage, it's also the ham-fisted accel/decel cycles by the operator. Such behavior also wears out tires and drive chain/sprockets faster, from what I've read.I’ll check into it. Thanks. I have about 600km on big bore now maybe it’s stretching it abit. Quite abit healthier.
That doesn't help me in my quest to bust the KLR Owner stereotype by spending a ton of money on my bike..... 🤣Does no one else just shim the cush drive. I cut pieces from a plastic jug slip them between the cushion and the hub, install the sprocket carrier and check for play.
Ya I actually did that this spring with 63,000 km on bike. Used pieces cut from an old inner tube. Only did it because the actual part was a week away. Now have a new replacement waiting for the next time the wheel is off.Does no one else just shim the cush drive. I cut pieces from a plastic jug slip them between the cushion and the hub, install the sprocket carrier and check for play.
If the cush drive only lasted 10,000 miles I'd have used 4 last year, 38 in the last 13 years. I replaced one crush drive at about 40k miles, since then I have just shimmed them. If you only ride 10,000 or 20,000 miles a year then maybe just replacing them makes sense to you.That doesn't help me in my quest to bust the KLR Owner stereotype by spending a ton of money on my bike..... 🤣
J/K but yeah, I couldn't be bothered trying to bandaid it over $25 every 10,000 to 20,000 miles...