Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Elk Creek, Kentucky
Yep, you have your answer. If it is excessive...which varies by opinion on how much, you can do one of two things. Buy new cush drive rubbers and count the months or years till it reoccurs or you can shim it. Some will poop on the shimming idea but that is exactly what I did with a Vee...which is harder on the cush drive due to more power in the engine.
To shim, I used 1 inch long +/- pieces of 2.125 mountain bicycle innner tubes. You are cutting across the tube to make 1 inch wide rubber bands. I may be off on the 1 inch but you shim the hieght of the internal nubs. This extra rubber thickness was perfect and returned my cush drive to normal play. I believe the next time I mount a tire...around 70,000 mile mark on my Vee, I will buy new rubbers. The play first showed up in mine around 20,000 miles and I have shimmed it to this point.
2007 Blue SuperVee 1000
2013 Grey Super Te'ne're' 1200
2002 White HD Road King Police (divorced)
2000 Red Honda XR 400r
2003 Green Honda Rincon 650 ATV
If it is not broken, it can still be fixed