need some help...
so i got my rim back from will rim repair n had my tire mounted n balanced. btw i sent the rotors with the rim to be checked for straightness. i put the wheel back on yesterday, i put the flange spacer on the right like the manual said and followed the procedure as far as tightening up the bolts. axle nut, right side pinch bolts, put the calipers back on, let the bike down, pumped up the brakes n bounced it a few times n tightened down the left side pinch bolts.
the disks arent centered in the calipers very well. it like the whole wheel is towards the left too much. the brakes didnt seem to drag too much, however, the left side caliper is closer than the spec mentioned in the manual for clearance of the caliper bracket and the disk(.7mm). the clearance is just under that number on the far outside caliper on the left side. not where the bolts mount to the forks but the caliper just around the pistons is pretty close.
i rode it a short distance n the brakes work well and the bike tracks straight with my hands off the bars so i dont think the forks are bent. the axle on the left side is flush with the fork on the outer edge.
i read another post where a guy was having trouble with brake drag on a 929 n he says his fix was to swap the spacers from the noted position in the manual putting the right spacer on the left n so on. to be honest it looks like because the right side flange spacer sticks out further as it sits if i did swap them it would put the rim slightly further to the right which would center the disks in the calipers much better. im not sure if that would be a huge no-no or not? it just looks like the spacers would allow it to scoot over a smidge n that would solve my outer left hand clearance issue. on the right side the caliper has a ton of room on its outsidde n is pretty close on the inside so they seem oriented pretty similar on each side of the bike.
just thought id ask if anyone ever had the same problem or if there is something else i should try first. i watched a video on youtube of a guy loosening everything from the top tripple clamp center bolt down to the pinch bolts then pumping the forks to realign them. the wheel seems to be square with the controls n the triple clamp. i mean the guy did that because his front wheel was pointing slightly off center when his controls were centered. mie seem to be centered as is. i did wreck the bike which is what bent the rim but it wasnt a big wipe out n the bike never hit anything head-on or anything.
im just pretty worried about riding it without the clearance the manual says even tho the wheel spins free n the brakes arent dragging. they just arent centered on the disks well at all. id think they would be reasonably close to the middle n like i said mine are well towards the left on each caliper.
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