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Rear wheel play

My rear wheel has play left to right ,I've checked the bearings and they seem to be ok but once the wheel is back on I still have this bit of play with clunk clunk when pulling the wheel rear foot peg to opposite rear footpeg .

Left hand side has a spacer with a rubber interior ,is it possible that the rubber jas worn allowing to much play ?

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    Dick May 11, 2010

    No, that rubber wearing would not allow play in the wheel. You could have a worn axle or wheel bearings. The F650 has a hollow axle that slides all the way through the rear hub and should be snug inside it. The sprocket on the rear that the chain rides on is bolted to a hub that rides on three rubber bushings. The bolts should be tight, but you can get a little play in the same direction the wheel rotates, not from footpeg to footpeg.


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Sounds like either wheel bearins or the spacer is missing

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