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Wheel Spacer Problem

so because i was out of town and needed tire. I had my fiance run my bike down to the local tire shop. i get home and put 400 miles on in a weekend. However I noticed something wrong.

My bike dosn't seem to feel the same, just going down the road and while in turn. it seems when in turn when bike hits a bump it get upset such as the rear suspension is way to hard it steps out.

so if a few people could shed some light on this by taking pictures of your spacers front and rear left and right.

This would be greatly appreciated.
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so because i was out of town and needed tire. I had my fiance run my bike down to the local tire shop. i get home and put 400 miles on in a weekend. However I noticed something wrong.

My bike dosn't seem to feel the same, just going down the road and while in turn. it seems when in turn when bike hits a bump it get upset such as the rear suspension is way to hard it steps out.

so if a few people could shed some light on this by taking pictures of your spacers front and rear left and right.

This would be greatly appreciated.
Check the wheel alignment and chain adjustment. If the chain is too tight it will prevent the swingarm from moving so will feel just like the shock is too hard.
And this should help you sort out the spacers.
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Re: Wheel Spacer Problem

80psi???? Check tire pressures???... Correct me if i'm wrong but does the caliper not go back on if the spacers are reversed??? I know this can happen with the front wheels.
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Re: Wheel Spacer Problem

the spacers on the rear tire can be reversed and the caliper will go on , take a look at your rear rotor and see if it looks very close to the bracket mount, if so the spacers my be backwards it happened to my bike a couple years ago. i think i have pics of it in my gallery on here.

nope just checked and the pics are on my other computer that is now in the basement not hooked up.

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Re: Wheel Spacer Problem

bladeracer - thanks for the fiche i went online and looked at it but couldn't discern which is which with any certainty. Chain is tensioned properly and rear wheel is well within .5mm of alignment.

Cromag - 80psi a pirelli might pop at that pressure. no, im at my happy street 38psi. correct the spacer on front forks left side (if sitting on bike) actually butts up against the axel bolt head, and goes into the recieving end of the fork. other side only fits there.

sscottab - looked at it and noticed, if they were swapped to either side they wouldnt make a huge difference in the distance between the rotor and the mounting bracket for the rear caliper.

so looking at my rear wheel from behind the bike, the right side spacer is the top-hat style butting up against the rear brake mount. on the left side is the standard cylindrical spacer.
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Re: Wheel Spacer Problem

When you push on your passenger seat do you get compression of the shock?? does it spring back fast???? Did you change the model of tire?? if anything you get a softer ride with brand new tires. Did you break in the new tires??

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Re: Wheel Spacer Problem

my suspension is perfectly balanced(compression, rebound, preload). that was done when i first got the bike, dialed it in perfect in the course of 3 weekends of riding. the tires now have about 700 miles on them. my second set since january. they are pirelli diablo corsa 3's.
the tires were broken in during the first 50 miles.


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I ride the snot outta my bikes. been riding since I was 6 years old. i work on all my bikes and have restored several and restored about 10 vintage cars.....

Not to question your experience.. Just trying to pry more info Just makes no sense that everything was perfect and with new tires you have a problem... What else is there to eliminate??? Has anyone ever called you particularily anal??? My bro will find 18 billion things wrong with a perfectly running machine lol..
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im the same way. everything has to be just so.

i mean you are out on a motorcycle dipping through turns you don't want a swing arm bolt to get loose or have your suspension improperly set up or have a myriad of things go wrong. there is no metal around you.

i wasn't trying to be an a$$ i haven't met you. you dont know how I am, and the knowledge i posess. pretty much i was just trying to let you and others know that i wasnt just some dumb squid.
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im the same way. everything has to be just so.

i mean you are out on a motorcycle dipping through turns you don't want a swing arm bolt to get loose or have your suspension improperly set up or have a myriad of things go wrong. there is no metal around you.

i wasn't trying to be an a$$ i haven't met you. you dont know how I am, and the knowledge i posess. pretty much i was just trying to let you and others know that i wasnt just some dumb squid.

Lol, I hear ya man... I am curious as to whats going on..

When people don't post much info you kinda gotta get stuff out of them, even if it appears to be something basic or overlooked. Sometimes like in my Bro's case... No matter what you do it's always broken.

Process of elimination...
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so looking at my rear wheel from behind the bike, the right side spacer is the top-hat style butting up against the rear brake mount. on the left side is the standard cylindrical spacer.
according to the fisch on bikebandit.com the tophat style spacer goes on the left side the side where the sprocket is.

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Then its backwards. the parts fiche i was looking at didnt have the image clear enough.
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Then its backwards. the parts fiche i was looking at didnt have the image clear enough.
It's pretty clear in the fiche I posted above.

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when you are running dial up on an old 486 nothing comes in clear even text.

running the 486 cause i fried my other computers processor.
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