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  • Offline Chris61   gb

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    Rear tyre touches ground
    on: July 05, 2022, 12:09:46 pm
    July 05, 2022, 12:09:46 pm
    I have just stripped, cleaned and greased the rear suspension linkages on my 2017 XR. From what little grease was in them bearings it needed doing. The bike has done 14,000 miles with no record if they have ever been greased from new.
    Everything is refitted and torqued up, however the NEW rear tyre a Metzeler 01 just touches the ground (wheel can be rotated easly) when on its main stand, the front wheel is touching the ground.
    The bike rides fine and suspension moves nicely.
     I don't remember the rear tyre touching the ground like that before I stripped the linkages, I could be wrong. Is it because I have freed things up with new grease.
    My question is.....Are all XR rear wheels like this?
    Many Thanks, Roy

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    Re: Rear tyre touches ground
    Reply #1 on: July 05, 2022, 12:31:09 pm
    July 05, 2022, 12:31:09 pm
    What do mean it's "just" touching the ground ? I don't get it  :027:

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    Re: Rear tyre touches ground
    Reply #2 on: July 05, 2022, 01:09:50 pm
    July 05, 2022, 01:09:50 pm
    *Originally Posted by Chris61 [+]
    I have just stripped, cleaned and greased the rear suspension linkages on my 2017 XR. From what little grease was in them bearings it needed doing. The bike has done 14,000 miles with no record if they have ever been greased from new.
    Everything is refitted and torqued up, however the NEW rear tyre a Metzeler 01 just touches the ground (wheel can be rotated easly) when on its main stand, the front wheel is touching the ground.
    The bike rides fine and suspension moves nicely.
     I don't remember the rear tyre touching the ground like that before I stripped the linkages, I could be wrong. Is it because I have freed things up with new grease.
    My question is.....Are all XR rear wheels like this?
    Many Thanks, Roy

    You might have just parked it in a dip haha there is nothing changing the height the swingarm sits at with the linkages so I doubt there is anything to worry about, some tyres also have peakier profiles so they are in fact wider in diameter than others despite being the same size.

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    Re: Rear tyre touches ground
    Reply #3 on: July 05, 2022, 04:17:00 pm
    July 05, 2022, 04:17:00 pm
    Mich Power RS on the back of mine, theirs a Rizla paper between the tyre and the floor, just enough to be able to turn the wheel.

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    Re: Rear tyre touches ground
    Reply #4 on: July 05, 2022, 10:31:41 pm
    July 05, 2022, 10:31:41 pm
    Had the same concerns with mine a while back which just turned out to be some unevenness in my garage floor. It would appear that the rear sits quite low when on the main stand, so probably not a problem. Try moving it elsewhere and check the floor… :028:

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    Re: Rear tyre touches ground
    Reply #5 on: July 06, 2022, 10:07:22 am
    July 06, 2022, 10:07:22 am
    Thank you for your replys, it would appear all is normal.
    When i wrote 'just touching the ground', i meant the floor. The garage floor is very flat so dips and humps are not a problem.
    I can now ride it with confidence and enjoy.

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    Re: Rear tyre touches ground
    Reply #6 on: July 07, 2022, 07:57:36 am
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    Assume your new tyre is a 55?

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    Re: Rear tyre touches ground
    Reply #7 on: July 07, 2022, 04:03:24 pm
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    Yes, a 190/55 tyre.

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    Re: Rear tyre touches ground
    Reply #8 on: July 09, 2022, 12:23:31 am
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    If you're running a 190/55, which is oem tire, it will slightly touch.  That tire may have a slightly rounder profile.  That's normal.
    Is your bike a "low"?

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    Re: Rear tyre touches ground
    Reply #9 on: July 09, 2022, 03:04:10 pm
    July 09, 2022, 03:04:10 pm
    Bike has normal suspension set up, so not been lowered.