Tire rubbing paralever
Peculiar problem hoping someone has ideas about. Seems as though my rear tire is rubbing the paralever.
Bike is a 2000 K1200LT. I bought a new tire up in Spokane late last fall, so there was minimal riding after the tire was installed due to the winter weather. The tire is a ME 880 160/70 B17 73H. I can't find my receipt so i don't have the actual part number that was bought and installed. I bought the tire from Cycle Gear in Spokane and the folks there had a hard time finding the part number for the tire.
There is more to the story, but am thinking i have the wrong tire on the bike????? Can anyone verify the numbers above as right or wrong? I will call Cycle Gear tomorrow to get the part number of the tire we installed.
The rest of the story----I trailered the bike during my move from Spokane to Alabama. About 2 hours from destination, i hit some very rough roads, so pulled into a gas station at first opportunity to check on the bike. Sure enough, the two straps on the left side popped loose, and the bike was on its right side leaning against some cargo. Wasn't all the way over, but i tore up the rt saddle bag pretty good. I was thinking that there is always a possibility that damage was done when she laid over, but I really don't think that is the case.
Here is what i have done: I checked to see if I had lost a bearing or something, but everything is tight. Nothing appears to have any excessive or unusual play. So, i am thinking the bearings are fine, etc. I cannot see any marks around bolts, etc that would show that something shifted. In neutral and on the center stand, i spun the tire by hand. When it is on the center stand, the tire does not rub. Only when I have the bike upright, off the center stand, and with weight on it. My son sat on it and we rolled her back a little, the rub was present (squeally sound). I looked at the wheel very closely, and it does not appear to be warped. Also, I pulled the wheel off, and see a slight wear mark all the way around the tire. I also thought about tire pressure, and while it was 6 lbs low, I pumped it back up to a full 48 pounds, and the rub is still there.
So, back to my original assessment, I am thinking I have the wrong tire on the bike. Any thoughts or advice is appreciated. And, i truly hope this is all me just being a bone-head again and not a problem that is more than just a tire replacement.
thanks in advance. All of you are always so helpful.
Cheers from the muggy, hot Alabamer.
Brian "Coach" Landry
2000 Champaigne K1200LTC