Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Round Rock, TX, USA
Re: How much play in rear tire?
with bike on CS, in neutral, have someone spin the rear wheel, at a constant speed... that way you won't hear any 'backlash' sounds...
To listen, take a regular screwdriver that is about a foot long. Place the screwdriver tip on the drive housing and lean the "handle" against your head, just in front of your ear. Vibrations from inside will be transmitted to your skull... much better than through the air... It is a shade tree mechanic's stethascope(sp?)
Next, have the bike in "5th"... pull in the clutch and repeat above process... no noise, no problem. any clicking, etc that you hear (other than your rear disc brake clunking...) is probably worthy of inspection.