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post #1 of 55 Old 04-13-2017, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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UPDATE / TL;DR : The shop screwed up reinstallation, by installing an extra, unnecessary seal and by not pressing the sprocket side bearing deep enough. The issue resolved itself upon (purposefully incorrect) reassembly with omission of the brake side spacer, when I tightened the axle nut to the point where it forced the sprocket side bearing in to place. After this, I loosened the axle nut and with the extra clearance I was able to pull the axle, add the brake side spacer, and reassemble without issue.
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Alright. I have, what is possibly, a series of foolish questions. This is the first time I've had the wheels off of my bike though so I just want to make sure.

1. Is there supposed to be that much of a gap between the sprocket and the wheel.

2. I am supposed to have 1 of the pictured spacers per side (sprocket side, and brake side), correct? I know that the sprocket side needs one. (While I'm at it, does the front wheel require 1 or 2 spacers? If 1, which side does it go on?)

3. I ask #2 because I am having a hell of a time fitting the wheel between the swingarms with both of them on. There just doesn't seem to be enough clearance. My main issue here seems to be clearing the bottom part that the axle goes through.

I had the rear wheel off in maybe 10 minutes, but it's giving me a hell of a time going back on. Any advice? Thanks guys.
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There is no gap between the sprocket and the wheel. you have something misaligned. That should fix all the issues once you sort that out.
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There is no gap between the sprocket and the wheel. you have something misaligned. That should fix all the issues once you sort that out.
Thank God. That's actually a relief. This is what I'm looking at. Where did I go wrong?

This rubber bushing/spacer seems to be blocking the outside metal ring from sitting flush. That's the only thing I see making contact though. I can't recall if that was there before or not...
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And...pictures would help, lol.
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I would just try spinning it around and reinserting it until it popped in.

See if this helps any

http://www.bikebandit.com/oem-parts/...56516sch870872

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I've tried every position, a rubber mallet, and a deadblow hammer on a 2x4. I just can't get past this rubber ring. Hmm.
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Here's how the parts are aligned. You can see the #18 cush rubbers fit inside the pockets in the wheel and the projections in the #14 sprocket carrier fit in the cush rubbers. Make sure the #15 spacer between the wheel bearing and sprocket carrier bearing isn't in backwards. The wider end faces the sprocket and the narrower end faces the wheel on other models and I imagine its the same situation for your bike.

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Thanks for all the pointers.

So looking at that diagram then...there should be no rubber seal around/on top of the bearing on the sprocket side? I see part #4 on the brake side on the diagram, but not on the sprocket side. From what I'm looking at though, one looks to be installed, and that is where my sticking point seems to be.

I wish I had taken more pictures when I broke it down, but removal was so easy I didn't figure there'd be an issue...
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Unless you put that seal in yourself, it should be there. I think your problem is you have the #15 spacer in backwards. The smaller end should fit inside that seal and you are probably trying the fit the bigger end in there.

Here's the front wheel.


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Bearing seals: #4 on the brake side. #17 on the sprocket side.

Start over. Identify the spacers according to the parts diagram. #12, #2, #15. Look at the chart and see which way they need to point. Which position they go in. Put the hammers away. Far away. When you get things in the right place, the wheel slides in with no problem.

Look at your rear brake caliper. Look at the swingarm on that side. One piece has a slot and the other has a key. The key needs to slide into the slot, not on top of it. Easy to get right; easy to get wrong.
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