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Offline ian Y

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Play in rear wheel
« on: June 19, 2013, 08:23:35 AM »
Hi All,

I was checking my TEX over last night prior to it going in for its 500 mile service and I found some play in the rear wheel . I had the bike on the centre stand and by holding the wheel top and bottom or front and back and rocking it as if checking for wheel bearing play was how I found it.

 I did check the wheel nuts were not loose

 I can only assume it is some play in the shaft assembly and have asked the dealer to check it and report back but was wondering if anybody else had had this ?.

Thanks

Ian

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Re: Play in rear wheel
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2013, 08:26:55 AM »
I'll be checking mine this morning....

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Re: Play in rear wheel
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2013, 08:34:03 AM »
just checked mine and no movement whatsoever..... other than rotation.  :028:

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Re: Play in rear wheel
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2013, 08:44:23 AM »
As far as I know there shouldn't any play in the rear wheel and so if I were you I would get to a dealer asap. I also wouldn't ride at all fast or aggressively in the mean time. I'm not meaning to scare you, but I believe that the play is the first sign of final drive bearing failure. It might never actually fail by the way, but it could, as some BMW owners can attest. For your own peace of mind, get it replaced, I would.

Hopefully Olympus will be along to comment.

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Re: Play in rear wheel
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2013, 08:49:20 AM »
*Originally Posted by redmerle [+]
I'll be checking mine this morning....

Mine's fine

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Re: Play in rear wheel
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2013, 08:57:37 AM »
*Originally Posted by redmerle [+]
Mine's fine

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Make it so number one.

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Re: Play in rear wheel
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2013, 09:33:46 AM »
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If not now, then when ?

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Re: Play in rear wheel
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2013, 09:41:16 AM »
My first Tex had an excessive amount of play and I was told there has to be a certain amount of play to allow for expansion of the bearing on heating etc. I was also told it was within tolerances, whatever they may be. The reason for it is not unreasonable, but the amount of play on that bike was excessive. 

My second bike did not have it from new, but now does have a small amount at almost 6000kms,  but not as much as the first bike. One or two other folks here have also reported it. I am not sure if this is the reason why some bikes returning to Hinckley for Head work are also getting new final drives.

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Re: Play in rear wheel
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2013, 09:46:37 AM »
Hi again grump, we met in France, I had the black tex!

Anyway, back to the topic, mine has play in the rear wheel, will get the dealer to check it out!

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Re: Play in rear wheel
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2013, 11:55:58 AM »
Thanks everbody for the responses, the dealer has phoned me to say it is quite normal and within tolerances .

I have rung Triumph UK and they told me the maximum tolearance is 0.5mm so I will get hold of a DTI and measure mine hot and cold and see what I get.

Thanks again

Ian

 


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