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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 3rd, 2019, 2:09 am Thread Starter
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Sound is the same when I slacken off the wheel axle nut. After taking out the wheel to examine everything, the noise has gone. Went for a decent ride yesterday and it is still gone.

There is something wrong with the swinging arm on this bike though. The swinging arm distance across the wheel mounting area is too wide; I have to fit thick washers each side of the wheel to take up the slack, if I don't, when the wheel spindle nut is tightened it pulls the ends of the arm together and distorts the arm, giving end-float at the pivot. And yes, all the spacers are in place! I would like to know what the exact measurement across the inner faces of the swinging arm should be, so if anyone has their wheel out any time, make a quick measurement and let me know!

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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 3rd, 2019, 9:15 am
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I would compare your rear wheel components to a parts diagram to make sure you have everything in there that you should . There is a wheel spacer on the carbies that you actually install backwards to what you would assume by looking at it. If you install it the way that looks right, the wheel binds. Maybe somewhere along the way something has been left out, or assembled wrong. It happens to everyone sooner or later.

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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 3rd, 2019, 11:00 am Thread Starter
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Everything is assembled exactly as per the diagram.
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