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Old 12-18-2018, 02:03 PM
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Tire rub chain

Put new wheel in after the make over, havent ridden da chop much since I got new toys....never had a problem with previous wheel n now as much as I try, with wheel straight n center, chain is slightly rubbing tire.
Below is my set up (left side drive, 250 rear, same tire, different wheel)
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In between the 3 and 4 is a small spacer. And on the other pics, it shows the other side of the sprocket showing the hub, and right side spacer. I never had trouble with alignment before, new wheel new problem. Where do I start?
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Old 12-20-2018, 05:09 PM
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What would happen if you put some shims on the other side of 4 and machined the same off of
3....? or other spacer, Then move you counter sprocket out to align.
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Old 12-21-2018, 04:13 AM
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Shim for sure on other side of 4....and maybe machine other side spacer as u say shovel....but is there a special kind of spacer that goes between the sprocket and wheel hub?
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Old 12-21-2018, 06:03 PM
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Would have to look , but I would say no, the shims ( or just washers) behind the bolts....would act as the spacer..You should pull it apart and look at it..You may be able to spread the frame apart back there and no need to machine for space..only talking 1/16 inch or so? 1/8? Beautiful wheel, a pain to clean Huh? especially with chain..
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Old 12-22-2018, 03:41 AM
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Good thinking shovel! The whole bike is hard to keep clean.....pipes spreading the dirt dont help....neither does me twisting the throttle hard as much as I can
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:28 PM
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Is this what I need to go between the sprocket and the wheel?(between 4 and 5)
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:52 PM
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If the wheel is centred, are the front and rear sprockets in alignment with each other?
If they are, putting a spacer between your rear sprocket and wheel hub will make the chain run out of alignment.
You might need to space the front sprocket as well.
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Old 01-07-2019, 08:03 PM
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It looks like it would..You would need the same thickness for the front, as EdCase mentioned..they are available, I saw some on ebay ....
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Old 01-08-2019, 05:06 AM
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They sell all sorts of spacers here, but I dont know if they have any dealers in the US

https://www.motorcyclestorehouse.com/

It'll give you an idea on whats available and a rough price of parts.
just type "sprocket spacers" in the search box
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i fought the tire rub thing when i replaced the metzler on the rear 7 years ago.
not technically correct but i got a rasp and took off some of that ridge at the center
of the tire. problem gone!
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:58 AM
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Just let the chain rub the tire for a while problem gone. I did space both sprockets out latter..
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Old 01-15-2019, 08:34 AM
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I had another set of eyes look at this .....he suggested we take wheel off to see if we could find the obvious...nothing. re aligned the wheel and we were off 1/8 inch on one side before the tire rubbed chain...is that too much?

Also, picked up rear of bike to spin back wheel...noticed only on a certain part of tire, chain rubs very little. Is it the tire, wheel, chain, bearings...or just ride da dam thing?!
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Old 01-15-2019, 11:40 AM
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I had another set of eyes look at this .....he suggested we take wheel off to see if we could find the obvious...nothing. re aligned the wheel and we were off 1/8 inch on one side before the tire rubbed chain...is that too much?

Also, picked up rear of bike to spin back wheel...noticed only on a certain part of tire, chain rubs very little. Is it the tire, wheel, chain, bearings...or just ride da dam thing?!
When I put on my new tire thatís about how far mine was away 1/8 inch. I rode from Washington to California. When I got back the tire was pretty chewed up.It didnít rub any longer. I continued to ride it like that for a while. After a while I spaced bothe the front and rear sprockets out about 3/8 and zero problem after that. So if you donít mind your tire being a little messed up you can ride it with no problem. If you donít want it to rub space them out.
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Also, picked up rear of bike to spin back wheel...noticed only on a certain part of tire, chain rubs very little. Is it the tire, wheel, chain, bearings...or just ride da dam thing?!
Is the wheel sitting on the bead of the tyre all the way around?

If not, apply a little soapy water around the wheel rim edge and over inflate the tyre untill it seats properly, then deflate it to the correct pressure.
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If you let it rub it sets up an oscillation in the chain.
I start thinking about the chain jumping when traveling at 100mph +
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