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Rear wheel free spin

12 Jul 2020 13:45
wayno
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Rear wheel free spin #1
Finally got to try the dt400 on the road but trying to wheel out of the garage it felt like brake binding, backed the brake off to non existent, still tight, backed the spindle nut and ok, tighten up and cannot spin the wheel. Have to take it off tomorrow and look. Any pointers as to what could be the problem?

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12 Jul 2020 14:15 12 Jul 2020 14:16 by Pedalcrazy.
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Rear wheel free spin #2
That acts like the correct spacers aren't in place. Look at an exploded view in the manual and make sure yours are all there. With correct spacers the axle nut tightens against them and not part of the rotating assembly.

1978 DT400E
1976 DT400C
1973 RT3
1971 RT1B
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12 Jul 2020 15:51
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Rear wheel free spin #3
Especially the spacer inside the hub between the bearings...

1963 YG1-T, 1965 MG1-T, Allstate 250, 1970 CT1b, 1971 R5, 1973 AT3MX, 1974 TS400L, 1975 RD350, 1976 DT175C, 1976 Husqvarna 250CR, 1981 DT175G, 1988 DT50, 1990 "Super" DT50, 1991 RT180, 2017 XT250

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12 Jul 2020 18:52
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Rear wheel free spin #4
I put some larger tires on my Dt3 and it would grab trying to back up. Turned out the chain. Guard was grabbing the big knobbies on the Pirellis. Bent guard in and all was good.

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12 Jul 2020 19:02
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Rear wheel free spin #5
May need to bend the rear wheel hub attach strut or brake actuation rod, either could be rubbing the tire, or chain guard. If it's worse in reverse it's probably the sprocket catching the chain from wear.

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13 Jul 2020 06:11
Sarge2110
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Rear wheel free spin #6
Have you checked your brakes? I was having trouble with my back wheel spinning on my DT 360 after I first purchased it. I took the wheel off and the brake pads had become delaminated from the brake shoes. The pads were floating around and probable got caught in an area that created the resistance.

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13 Jul 2020 07:38
wayno
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Rear wheel free spin #7
soon as I pulled the wheel I could see the problem, spacer/bush on the brake plate was inserted from the wrong side, lucky I hadn't put any grease through the nipple........is it a special grease gun? mine will not locate on the nipples, hitting thr
the backplate.

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