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    rear wheel freeplay

    so yesterday when i was washing my hawk I realized that my rear wheel wobbles around a bit when i grip it on either side and play with it. Is the rear wheel supposed to have some freeplay in it? it hasn't done anything wierd on me, but it dosn't seem right

    #2
    Mine also ahas a bit of freeplay, but only like 1/64 to 1/32 of an inch. Not really noticable to the eye, only noticable when I grab the wheel and try to wobble it. Is it a sign of bearings going bad? or is it normal?
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      #3
      sounds like the cush drive needs to be replaced.
      relatively cheap from Hord!
      '89 NT650 Hawk GT
      '91 CR125
      '99 KX250
      '97 S-10 (AKA Bike Hauler)

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        #4
        When two parts go together, there always has to be a small amount of clearance. Unless it is a press fit. That said, I dont think it should be noticeable, especially at the rear wheel. With the rear wheel in the air, try to determine if the play is in the swingarm, (bushings in the swingarm - not likely the cause) or in the spindle bearings. (more likely)
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          #5
          Try tightening the big nut on the cush drive. They will work loose over time.

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            #6
            I thought the Nut was staked to the hub?
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            • Ohlins Rear Shock
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              #7
              they are from the factory but after 18 years of service, tolerances will change. go and check yours, mine could be wiggled by hand.

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                #8
                Mine was loose by hand too. I unstaked it and changed the cush drives, regreased everything and put it all back together, tightened the nut and restaked it. No more wiggle
                -NEVER LET YOUR FEARS STAND IN THE WAY OF YOUR DREAMS-
                Most of the pics I have of my Hawk/Mods: http://gallery.me.com/stevenhowell

                "Arseing about with my bikes will end in tears." -Keno04

                "Dress for the slide, not the ride" - ParcNHawk

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                  #9
                  I'm gonna go witha noob question here and ask, where's the cush drive? I need tog et the service manual for this thing

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                    #10
                    Step by step cush drive replacement
                    http://www.canyonchasers.net/shop/hawkGT/cush.php

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                      #11
                      I'm planning a pre-emptive cush drive replacement this winter... I bought the new dampers from AZmotorsports.com. I think it cost ~$30 for the 5 of them.
                      Bikes: 88 Hawk, 97 VFR, 06 V-Strom 650

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