Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums banner

Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
88 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
imported post

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY,need help.i have a tire thats rubbing the rear drive housing.it is rubbing where there is a bracket welded to the housing. it is rubbing the tire about 1/4 in in this spot.just enought to mark tire.should i remove tire and grind it smooth my driveshaft where its touching my tire. on the center stand it touches the tire very little,but on the side stand ,there is very little gap between shaft and tire.what do ya'll think? hope you can help me.hoghideman happy new year for 2012:?
 

·
Administrator
1987 GL1200 Interstate
Joined
·
22,751 Posts
imported post

More info please. What have you done to check for other causes, like a loose wheel, or bearing failure? Is it the correct size tire and has it been rubbing since it was installed? What brand and model of tire?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,379 Posts
imported post

it is normal that the wheel turns very close to the shaft but it should not rub... there is probably an spacer missing somewhere on the shaft side.
 

·
Monkey with a Football
Joined
·
19,237 Posts
imported post

Make sure the swing arm isn't rusted out in the corners.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,451 Posts
imported post

I had a similar issue with a Conti tire. The tire was new when I bought my 1100 (1994) and did not rub, but within a few thousand miles the tire went from slightly touching to a nasty rub. The only way for this to have happened was for the tire to grow. Stock pressure, junk tire. I installed a Dunlop and in 20K miles never had it happen again.


Bill
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
88 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
imported post

hi,thank you for your help. the tire seems tight on axle. it is lightly touching housing. swing arm seems ok.i can't feel any looseness in either part.thanks hghideman
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,106 Posts
imported post

i know its been posted here before that some tires just dont work on certian bikes

i'd check the tire for a broken belt or something 1st and go from there before you get carried away checking the swing arm assembly and all that start with the basic 1st step and go from there
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
517 Posts
imported post

If the swingarm is in good shape except for a small rust bubble that is rubbing,
then grind it down and put some paint over the spot. Even a small hole can be filled
with JB weld or similar, then sanded over and painted. If the rust has gotten to deep then its time for a new swingarm.
Even with a new swingarm and new tire there will only be about 1/4 inches of clearance. Good Luck
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,680 Posts
imported post

Put your bike on center stand so that rear tire is clear of ground.
next set can next to the tire,slowly spin full revolution and look for out of round. Do the same for the tread. Check for loose bolts on the rear end where it bolts to drive shaft housing [I have known myself to leave them loose installing new tires].
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top