Squeeky Wheel!

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  • UtahMotorcycleAdventures

Posted January 26, 2002 - 12:02 PM


Just finished replacing front wheel bearings. I think I went a little overboard cleaning the hub and the trip-meter gear assembly. When I reinstalled the wheel, there is a most hideous squeel and friction from the tripmeter. I took it off and packed it with grease but doesn't seem to help. Any ideas?

Can this unit be replaced with a YZ axle spacer or will it not mesh with the hub properly?


  • OC768

Posted January 27, 2002 - 02:38 PM


I haven't changed mine out yet, but I had the same problem you have now. I ended up packing with regular automotive grease. I cleaned that out, and had another go with some molybdenum grease and that seemed to make it go away.

Anyways, as far as I know, you can get a YZ hub spacer and it will remove that nasty odo. hub if you want. Do a search for "yz" "hub" and youll find it. Someone even lists the part #'s and it comes out to like 27$ from my local yammie dealer.

Personally, im going with a setup i found @ http://www.terrycable.com . They appear to have some other really nice toys over there as well but their spacers are like 20$ a set, and (IMHO) are perhaps a bit nicer then stock YZ's.

  • blackie

Posted January 27, 2002 - 03:35 PM



I replaced my odometer hub with a YZ seal and spacer. The seal has to be "jammed" into the space where the odometer flange is on the hub. There is an aftermarket spacer available at http://www.flatlandracing.com. Look under catalog, then speedo eliminator. I did take the front wheel to South Valley Motorsports and they told me that the odometer flange doesn't come off of the hub to simplify the process.


  • The_Missile

Posted January 27, 2002 - 10:26 PM


If it doesnt squeak why remove it ? 25 $ for a SPACER ? Just shove a bung over the end of the connection and FUGGEDABOUDID!!

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  • Bill

Posted January 28, 2002 - 01:23 AM



Why.....Possibly because it looks much better and most impotantly, it removes unsprung weight.

The stock YZ spacer and seal should all slide right together.



Posted January 28, 2002 - 06:54 AM


Took me about 10 minutes from disassembly to completion. Easier to clean and maintain. My seal tapped in with a socket, no problem. Next to the Kouba the easiest mod I did.

Thanks Bill.....

Bonzai :)

  • jamracing

Posted January 31, 2002 - 05:32 AM


"most impotantly, it removes unsprung weight"
Oh, come on now...


Posted January 31, 2002 - 07:34 AM


Well ya know.......5oz's is quite a bit of weight when your as old as Bill is.....

Every gram counts after 40.....

Bonzai :)

  • Bill

Posted January 31, 2002 - 07:40 AM


:) :D :D :D I resemble that remark :D

Bill :D


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