Installing Rear Wheel

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by SoonerSoftail, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. SoonerSoftail

    SoonerSoftail Active Member

    Since I'm installing a new rear wheel I'm wondering about a note in the factory service manual. It says that after installing the wheel/spacers/axle and torquing to spec that the bearing play needs to be checked. But I can't fine a thing on how the play is checked. Anyone know what they mean?
  2. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    put a magnetic base dial indicator on the brake disc, position the dial indicator so that it is on the end of the axle push / pull the axle and see how much movement there is read on the dial guage
    end play should be between 0.002 to 0.006 this is for evo bikes with tapered wheel bearings so may not be the same for your bike