Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums banner
Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 6 of 6 Posts

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

Whilst in the process of changing my rear tyre I noticed that there was a "strange tube" in the final drive. This is a metal tube about 4 inches long and was inside the final drive splines (looks like item 8 - spacer, on the diagram below, but cannot see how that could be). I dont recall seeing this before and wonder if it should be there ? It pulled out very easily and appeared to be a loose fit. Since replacing the wheel I have had a problem of the tyre lightly touching the swing arm on the offside (nearest the final drive). I have checked the swing arm and this is in order. Any suggestions please ?
 

Attachments

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,919 Posts
imported post

That tube just sits in there, and is held in place by the tension created by torquing the axle nut. Just as the spacer tube in the wheel takes up the space between the bearings - the spacer tube between the wheel and final drive sets the clearance between the splines on the wheel's drive flange, and the splines in the differential.



I had the tire rubbing issue on my 1200, with an E2. It went away when I changed to an E3.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,919 Posts
imported post

http://tinyurl.com/kk764m

It is part #18 in this diagram. I replaced the diff. on my '88, with one from a '99. The '88 spacer was turned on a lathe, and the '99 one was a piece of tubing, expanded on one end (cheaper) - both measured the exact same overall length, tho.

FYI
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
763 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
imported post

Thanks for the replies. Having looked at the diagrams for my Wing (1993 GL1500SE), the tube appears to have an expanded end whereas the one I have is just a straight piece of tubing. If this tube has worn or be damaged could this be the cause of the tyre rubbing ?

I am using Michelin Pilot GT's and never had this problem before. The wheel runs true and the tyre appears to be fitted correctly.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,919 Posts
imported post

The "flare" I mentioned on the diff. end of the tubing is very slight. The critical dimension on this part is the overall length - as that sets the distance between the inside of the outer diff. case, and the inner race of the left (inner) wheel bearing.

This part is static, sandwiched between the above mentioned components, and held there by the torque on the axle nut. I don't see how it could wear to effect a change in the overall length. I went over this when I had the same problem with my 1200.

The threads should still be around. Try searching "tire rubbing". Corrosion of the swingarm, and other potential causes were mentioned - but the tire change ultimately fixed it on mine. I never did find anything else wrong with the thing.

Good Luck.
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top