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    Should rear spindle/wheel spin freely?

    There seems to be quite a bit of drag in neutral with the wheel in the air. Should it freely spin or does it rapidly slow down after spinning? Nothing is hitting or abrading. Maybe I need to change the type of grease on the bearings? I'm using normal axle bearing grease.
    Hawk with many differently shaped fuel tanks.

    #2
    Your spinning the chain and output shaft so it's not going to freewheel...

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      #3
      Same even with chain not connected.
      Hawk with many differently shaped fuel tanks.

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        #4
        Disassemble clean and inspect bearings, and replace if nessacery, grease and reassemble, would be my suggestion.
        "Hawk Porn" http://picasaweb.google.com/11124379...eat=directlink 1990 NT650-Penske 8981, Race-tech Springs & Gold Valves, Steve Lenac six-piston caliper & EBC rotor,SS Brake lines Ft / Rear lines through SSA ,VFR brake lever, F2 front wheel, F-120/70 R-160/60 Dunlop Roadsmart, Full-Supertrapp Exhaust, Stage 1 Jet kit, K&N Filter, Corbin Seat, Pro-Tec Clip-On's/ Past Rides...1986 VFR700F2 Interceptor / 1979 Yamaha Rd400 Daytona Special

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          #5
          Make sure the brakes aren't dragging too.
          Brian - TriCities, WA
          1991 Hawk GT


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            #6
            Good point !
            "Hawk Porn" http://picasaweb.google.com/11124379...eat=directlink 1990 NT650-Penske 8981, Race-tech Springs & Gold Valves, Steve Lenac six-piston caliper & EBC rotor,SS Brake lines Ft / Rear lines through SSA ,VFR brake lever, F2 front wheel, F-120/70 R-160/60 Dunlop Roadsmart, Full-Supertrapp Exhaust, Stage 1 Jet kit, K&N Filter, Corbin Seat, Pro-Tec Clip-On's/ Past Rides...1986 VFR700F2 Interceptor / 1979 Yamaha Rd400 Daytona Special

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              #7
              brake caliper off, too.
              Hawk with many differently shaped fuel tanks.

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                #8
                typical axle grease or white lithium?
                Hawk with many differently shaped fuel tanks.

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                  #9
                  Regular Axel grease, think i just grabed a tub of Castrol but you can get fancy extreme pressure axel / cv grease

                  https://www.summitracing.com/parts/r...yABEgK54vD_BwE

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                  "Hawk Porn" http://picasaweb.google.com/11124379...eat=directlink 1990 NT650-Penske 8981, Race-tech Springs & Gold Valves, Steve Lenac six-piston caliper & EBC rotor,SS Brake lines Ft / Rear lines through SSA ,VFR brake lever, F2 front wheel, F-120/70 R-160/60 Dunlop Roadsmart, Full-Supertrapp Exhaust, Stage 1 Jet kit, K&N Filter, Corbin Seat, Pro-Tec Clip-On's/ Past Rides...1986 VFR700F2 Interceptor / 1979 Yamaha Rd400 Daytona Special

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                    #10
                    We use regular grease.. with no grease the bearing should still spin pretty free. Not a grease thing. They are sealed bearings.

                    If you feel something may be wrong then it is. With chain and everything on we usualy get a couple rotations with a good solid spin.

                    Just was looking at an fz1 with bad bearings. They tighnered and stopped the wheel spinning very quick. Dust caps had melted and came off.. where looslt hanging on the axle. The dude let it go so long he couldn't even get the axle out. Don't let it go too far.
                    Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                      #11
                      http://hawkworks.net/manual/13.html#13-6-eccentric-bearing-carrier

                      INSPECTION


                      Bearing
                      Turn the inner races of the ball bearings with your finger.
                      The bearing should turn smoothly and quietly.

                      Also check that the bearing outer races fits tightly in the eccentric bearing carrier.
                      Check the right bearing needle rollers for obvious signs of wear.

                      Remove and discard the ball bearings if they do not turn smoothly, quietly, or if they fit loosely in the eccentric bearing carrier (page 13-9).

                      NOTE
                      • Replace the bearings in pairs.



                      Replace the needle bearing if it is damaged.



                      Damper
                      Separate the driven flange cover with the sprocket from the flange.

                      Check the driven flange damper for damage.
                      Replace the dampers if necessary.


                      "Hawk Porn" http://picasaweb.google.com/11124379...eat=directlink 1990 NT650-Penske 8981, Race-tech Springs & Gold Valves, Steve Lenac six-piston caliper & EBC rotor,SS Brake lines Ft / Rear lines through SSA ,VFR brake lever, F2 front wheel, F-120/70 R-160/60 Dunlop Roadsmart, Full-Supertrapp Exhaust, Stage 1 Jet kit, K&N Filter, Corbin Seat, Pro-Tec Clip-On's/ Past Rides...1986 VFR700F2 Interceptor / 1979 Yamaha Rd400 Daytona Special

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                        #12
                        And... Spa. Always comes through.

                        Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                          #13
                          I think I'm missing the right side dust seal, but I'll go in there and grease it up. If I give it a good spin it free-wheels about one turn only.
                          Hawk with many differently shaped fuel tanks.

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                            #14
                            If you're missing the dust seal, that might explain a lot.
                            Brian - TriCities, WA
                            1991 Hawk GT


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                              #15
                              Post video if your truly unsure. How many revolutions can you get from a spin? You should be able to get at minimum 1-2.

                              Follow the manual and make sure all the parts are there. All rear wheels experience some friction/drag on account of brakes, chain, etc.
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