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My rear wheel is rubbing on the swing arm? Can I just bring the wheel in for repair or is it best to bring the bike in?

My tire is flat and worn due to rubbing on the swing arm (I think that's what it's called) and I don't know how this could have happened. I just got the bike too-advise if I need to take the whole bike in for repair or if I can just bring the rear wheel in?

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You will need to take the bike in. to know the cause, and what the solution is to fix it.

Posted on Nov 02, 2012

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SOURCE: exscessive rear tire wear

your rear tire pressure is to high the swing arm would cause left or, right wear not both

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depends on the make of tyre whether u will have clearance or not. U should b aware that 190s r not made to run on 5.5 inch rims and doing so stuffs up the tyres profile and will adversely effect the handling.

Posted on May 18, 2009

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SOURCE: 93 FXR Rear tire rubs belt guard w/axle centered.

Bike was wrecked? Sounds to me like the frame and/or swingarm is bent.

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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SOURCE: rear wheel removal

remove the chain. dont loose the pin. loosen the axle nut remove the axle. have a hand on the wheel as it will drop out at this point. install will be a bit harder. i like to lower the bike once the tire is under the fender. lower it until the holes are almost lined up. it beats trying to balance a tire and slip teh axle back in place. be sure to tighten the axle bolt to torque spec. too loose and you can get a shake, too tight and you can alter the path of the chain by a fraction and may cause premature chain wear.

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Tires

tires have a shelf life check out the DOT date (like 2309 means made on the 23 week of the year 2009
shelf life of a tire is 7 years tops but after five your on the risky side

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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