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post #1 of 3 Old Mar 28th, 2009, 3:48 am Thread Starter
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rear wheel rotational play when in gear

My k100 rear wheel will move approx 40 mm rotationally while on centeretand and in 1st gear is this normal? I have heard it is but wouldnt mind some "peace of mind"

no sideways play whatsoever
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post #2 of 3 Old Mar 28th, 2009, 7:41 am
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Re: rear wheel rotational play when in gear

91 K75, 52000 miles- has 1.6 inches play measured at outer edge of wheel.
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post #3 of 3 Old Mar 28th, 2009, 8:10 am
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Re: rear wheel rotational play when in gear

This would be normal gear lash or free play. There is a some backlash in the final gears. A small amount in the drive shaft splines and the back lash in the transmission gears. New or old all manual transmission bikes have this.

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