Drag in front wheel?


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  • Domenic_WRF

Posted May 01, 2005 - 06:05 PM

#1

This may just be a dumb question :naughty: did a 100 mile desert race Saturday (all rocks) The 05 WR450 just laughed at those basket ball sized rocks :D then I helped at a Enduro today...came home and washed the WR and noticed a drag during rotation of the front wheel..it only drags at one location during rotation. I moved the pads away from the rotor..still the same. :D I'm too tired to tear it down right now..Thinking it's the wheel bearings or speedo drive..Bike has 500 miles on it..Anyone have a similar problem? If it's the drive, who's makes a spacer to eliminate the drive on a 05? Thanks


NEVER MIND Jeezz..asking questions like I own a DRZ :D it was the drive..all fixed..please delete this post :naughty:

  • Bamster

Posted May 01, 2005 - 07:34 PM

#2

I'd say its the speedo drive. :naughty:
Jeezz I answered it like I own a DRZed :D
:D
Lose the dog avatar :naughty:

  • Indy_WR450

Posted May 02, 2005 - 04:33 AM

#3

You may have a rotor that is bent and still rubs on the pads when they are spread. :naughty:

  • rushfan

Posted May 02, 2005 - 05:34 AM

#4

Please...Dump :naughty: the Snoop

  • Domenic_WRF

Posted May 02, 2005 - 09:51 AM

#5

For all you rebels..dogg is gone :D wheel is fixed, just the stupid speedo drive..So enjoy the new avatar and know your riding a great bike. Now to find a more diverse forum, :naughty: maybe time to go red :D :naughty:

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  • DesertWR

Posted May 02, 2005 - 04:02 PM

#6

For all you rebels..dogg is gone :D wheel is fixed, just the stupid speedo drive..So enjoy the new avatar and know your riding a great bike. Now to find a more diverse forum, :cry: maybe time to go red :naughty: :naughty:


Try Dr. DRE-See if they like him?? :D :D

  • jasilva

Posted May 02, 2005 - 08:04 PM

#7

Try Dr. DRE-See if they like him?? :naughty: :naughty:


Naw, I've met Dom he's more the Gomer Pyle type. :D :D

Joe

  • thumper_dad

Posted May 03, 2005 - 05:33 AM

#8

Much better avtar, I felt like I was chatting with snoop which was apawling.

Later - Rich

  • Dan_Lorenze

Posted May 03, 2005 - 07:36 AM

#9

Indys on to something..... I can't imagine the speedo unit having that much drag, it's possible for sure.... But I've bent numerous rotors on my bikes, my 05 included... Just a month ago I was installing my front axle and I noticed it didn't really go in with the greatest of ease, I ran it and didn't think much of it... Well sure enough I was on a long ride over the weekend and the front wheel started to squeak.... I just ran it and hoped it would make it... It turns out that the axle wasn't installed correctly (if that could happen) I'm not sure what it was but I took the axle out and re-installed it with some grease and it fixed the problem.... Maybe it got hung up on something.. I dunno... :naughty:

Put the bike on a stand and spin the wheel while staring at the front rotor, re-install the axle....

Dan

  • Domenic_WRF

Posted May 03, 2005 - 09:11 AM

#10

After removing the front wheel it was evident the speedometer drive was sticking..the wheel bearings were smooth during rotation, brake rotor had no parallelism, but the drive was sticking in a certain spot during rotation. Cut the plastic ears off, re-installed the wheel..alls well :naughty: Thanks for all the suggestions, learn something new about the bike here everyday. Just need to learn how to ride it now.. :naughty:




 
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