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Old 08-18-2019, 09:56 AM
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One of the local threads came to my mind today.

Do you think, that rear wheel on this motorcycle is running a little off center? Or why does it feel so woobly and smeel like melting plastic for past 3 weeks?

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Old 08-18-2019, 10:00 AM
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Pieces of plastic cover that was eaten away are now melted into a tire... . So technically motorcycle isn't missing anything, all material is still on there somewhere.

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Off hand, if it has a tube, the balancing is just like a spoke bicycle wheel.
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How fast does it go? Because if it ain't some kind of killer racing bike I would just check everything over really good for loose, worn, broken parts. Inspect the axle bearings. Make sure the shocks feel somewhat even and one isn't bindind and the swing arms ain't binding. If everything is right and the frame is straight put the dang thing back together and ride it. You can't have fun with it tore all to pieces like that.
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chances it's still "missing something"
like a teaspoon of oil in the opposite coilover.
Or some 'meat' in the swingarm bushing
or a combination of both

Since frankly while it's certainly possible a spoked rim can run untrue on it's own,
chances are it's not the wheel itself but what it's mounted to causing such problem..

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chances it's still "missing something"
like a teaspoon of oil in the opposite coilover.
Or some 'meat' in the swingarm bushing
or a combination of both

Since frankly while it's certainly possible a spoked rim can run untrue on it's own,
chances are it's not the wheel itself but what it's mounted to causing such problem..

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These would be valid diagnosis back in normal world. But I moved to Asia, so we have to think outside of box.

Rear wheel hub got broken - the whole sticking out part at the base. And instead of buying new hub ($10 -$12) somebody just filled that space with washers. Thanks to washers wheel didn't slide from left to right on the axle. But washers not being connected to the hub didn't offer any stability support = eventually wheel being all over the place.

Then he installed a drum brake over it so nobody sees it and called it job well done. And then I got to buy it as a second hand motorcycle.

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