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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 2016, 11:17 am Thread Starter
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Rear Sprocket moves side to side

I noticed I have some slight side to side free-play on the rear sprocket; not unlike the side to side chain movement free play on the sprocket. Due to the nature of the single sided swing arm and cush drive, I can assume some side to side free play is acceptable? How much is too much? Or should it have no movement at all?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 2016, 3:29 pm
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Yeah mine wiggles a little bit since day 1. It's normal. But if it's wiggling more than 1/4" at the tooth or clunking you might have a problem.
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Yeah mine wiggles a little bit since day 1. It's normal. But if it's wiggling more than 1/4" at the tooth or clunking you might have a problem.
Mine wiggles less than 1/8" Is that within the normal tolerance? I bought this bike brand new in 2008 and this is the first time I noticed this!

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 12th, 2016, 11:27 pm
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I picked up my 08 winter of 09. Only about 6800 miles on her now but i needed my cush drives replaced last spring. I never noticed it but my mechanic caught it. I bring it to him every other year, glad i did. There is zero play now.
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Zero is best, not sure why a single sided swingarm should have more tolerance? This is a factor on bicycles too, and some are much better than others which is very noticeable on power strokes.

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