So I just replaced my rear sprocket carrier bearing with a double sealed version. While I was in there, I replaced the cush drive rubber and installed Richland Rick's Spacer. Once I got the wheel installed, it spins smooth and and quiet but it seems to me that there’s an excessive amount of resistance. If I give the wheel a good spin by hand (no chain or brake caliper installed) I get maybe 2.5 revolutions and the wheel stops abruptly. Seems tight.
The original carrier bearing was dry but no signs of damage and the new one went in with no problems and is fully seated.
I've double checked my spacer arrangement.
Axle nut is torqued to 58 ft. lb.
Axle is aligned by the marks on the swing arm.
Wheel bearings checked out good so I left them alone for now.
I don’t know how tight is too tight but it seems like it spun easier before I made the change. Anything else I should look at?